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(Last Updated On: March 1, 2021)

Summary: learn about my favorite Northern California photography spot that is definitely Crescent City’s hidden gem. Endert’s Beach, California

Endert's Beach, Crescent City's Hidden Gem

I have been to and through Crescent City multiple times and always do my research on the best spots and hidden gems to visit. This Crescent City hidden gem did not come up in my search ever! It was a happy accident when I was assisting my boyfriend in a video project for Del Norte county that we stumbled on this beach.

Endert’s Beach: Crescent City’s Hidden Gem

There’s the reveal! When I was sharing pictures of Endert’s Beach on social media, my audience believed this place was somewhere near Big Sur, California. This is the perfect add-on destination for anyone coming to the Redwoods National Park or just passing through.

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Getting to Endert’s Beach

This is not a straight forward place to get to if you don’t do a little research. So let me break it down for you.

Using GPS to get to Crescent City’s Hidden Gem

In Google maps route to ‘Crescent Beach Overlook’. When you arrive there will be 2-3 parking spots facing the ocean. Turn left instead towards the bathroom where an additional parking lot sits. The trailhead for Endert’s Beach sits right next to the bathroom.

Crescent City's Hidden Gem: Endert's Beach

The Trail to Endert’s Beach

There is no All Trails look up to get to this spot, but it is marked and is a very easy, short hike in with relatively no elevation change. The trail is approximately .5 miles there, 1 mile round trip.

Using the App AllTrails to get to Endert’s Beach Hidden Gem

In AllTrails, search for Last Chance California Coastal Trail and see my graphic below to get to Endert’s Beach

Crescent City's Hidden gem Endert's Beach

Exploring this Crescent City Hidden Gem

Once you get to the end point there are plenty of views to explore. Head down to the beach and hang out on the rocks along the jagged coast line. You can also follow the trail to get closer to the views of the cove. The views are endless at Endert’s beach.

Trail to Endert's Beach: Crescent City's hidden gem

WAIT! There’s more to Crescent City’s Hidden Gem!!

Remember the first small parking lot? Well if you walk over there, a sidewalk takes you to a small wooden viewing platform that has INCREDIBLE views of the coast line. This is Crescent Beach Overlook! It’s less than a minute walk and is accessible for wheelchairs.

Crescent City's Hidden Gem

This part of Northern California has some amazing photography spots. A full list to come soon of my favorite Northern California photography spots! In the meantime: If you are traveling here from the North or continuing further north from the south – be sure to check out my blog post on the 6 Best Photo Spots on the Southern Oregon Coast

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  1. Julia Bocchese on September 30, 2020 at 4:34 pm

    Those views are amazing! It’s so cool how empty the beach is, you don’t see that every day. I love finding beaches that not many people know about!

  2. Josy A on October 1, 2020 at 12:46 am

    I love it when you find this kind of gorgeous beach when you’re not expecting it! Crescent Beach Overlook has such stunning views, but the beach itself looks perfect! You must have been so happy to find it – It’s mad that there were so few people there too.

  3. Brittany on October 1, 2020 at 3:50 am

    Wow, I can’t believe how many times I have been to California, but have never heard of this spot! The views are absolutely incredible. Thanks for sharing this detailed itinerary!

  4. Jordan on October 3, 2020 at 1:21 pm

    I LOVE finding hidden gems away from the crowds. The views are beautiful. Saving this for a future trip!

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