Gold Bluffs Beach Campground

Orick, California

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Gold Bluffs Beach has to be the prettiest sand beach in California. Steep sandstone cliffs rise up to more eroded cliffs spiked with towering Sitka spruce. The salt-and-pepper sand beach stretches as far as the eye can see in both directions. There’s a sea mist kicked up by the surf that bathes the scene with billowing white. The waves break far out and slowly comb to shore. What an incredible beach!
The Best In Tent Camping: Northern California

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The Best In Tent Camping: Northern California

by Jane & Hans Huber with Bill Mai (Menasha Ridge Press)

Gold Bluffs Beach has to be the prettiest sand beach in California. Steep sandstone cliffs rise up to more eroded cliffs spiked with towering Sitka spruce. The salt-and-pepper sand beach stretches as far as the eye can see in both directions. There’s a sea mist kicked up by the surf that bathes the scene with billowing white. The waves break far out and slowly comb to shore. What an incredible beach!

©  Jane & Hans Huber with Bill Mai/Menasha Ridge Press. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Campgrounds
Nearby City: Orick
Season: Year-round
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park
Topo Map: Gold Bluffs Beach Campground Topographic Map
Guide Book: The Best In Tent Camping: Northern California Guide Book
Driving Directions: View Directions
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4/9/2010

This area is beautiful and the elk are interesting, but the campground is essentially a parking lot with some grass in it. I would not recommend tent camping here because the "sites" are about 30 feet away each other with very few trees/shrubs to provide privacy. This is NOT the "best of tent camping in northern California". The way to truly tent camp out of a vehicle in California is to off-road it in the Trinity or Six Rivers National Forests using a map of the logging roads. Otherwise, no matter what campground you go to, it is essentially a parking lot. The only other alternative to get into nature and actually camp is to backpack.

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