Navarro River Beach and Albion to Elk

Albion, California

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The beach at the mouth of the Navarro River offers easy access to either a calm-water paddle upriver or an optional launch site for coastal kayakers looking to explore beyond the area’s more popular destinations. Upriver a shallow estuary with lots of birdlife—osprey, herons, shorebirds, and waterfowl—heads into a narrow river valley overarched with redwoods. On the sea, those with surf skills can launch off the fairly exposed ocean beach and head 4 miles north along the cliffs to Albion or run a shuttle and head 5 miles downwind to Elk.
Sea Kayaking in Central & Northern California

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Sea Kayaking in Central & Northern California

by Roger Schumann (Falcon Guides)

The beach at the mouth of the Navarro River offers easy access to either a calm-water paddle upriver or an optional launch site for coastal kayakers looking to explore beyond the area’s more popular destinations.

Upriver a shallow estuary with lots of birdlife—osprey, herons, shorebirds, and waterfowl—heads into a narrow river valley overarched with redwoods. On the sea, those with surf skills can launch off the fairly exposed ocean beach and head 4 miles north along the cliffs to Albion or run a shuttle and head 5 miles downwind to Elk.

© 2013 Roger Schumann /Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Birding, Sea Kayaking
Nearby City: Albion
Distance: 1-8 miles
Trail Type: Several options
Skill Level: Easy to Difficult
Tidal Information: Tides generally have little effect on river levels upstream in summer after the river mouth has closed. Lower tides give more beach options for coastal paddlers.
Hazards/Cautions: Shallow sand bars, upriver wind. In winter and spring, strong currents after rains.
Best Times: Year-round
Local Maps: USGS: Albion (7.5 minute) and NOAA chart 18626 charts.noaa.gov/OnLineViewer/18626.shtml
Driving Directions: Directions to Navarro River Beach and Albion to Elk

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