Crescent City achieved its name thanks to the crescent-shaped stretch of sandy white beach in the city’s south end. The perfect place to experience both the forest and the bay, a through trip takes you from one nature extreme to another. At about 20 miles south of the Oregon border, Crescent City is a beautiful place to relax and appreciate California at its finest.
If you are looking for a bit of historical beauty, then you must visit Battery Point Lighthouse. The lighthouse was built in 1856, and when the tide is out, you can walk from the harbor to see this miracle of history up close. Whether you actually make it to the lighthouse, or admire it from the shore, it truly is a sight to see.
Another miraculous piece of local California nature, is the famed Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park. With intriguing trails throughout, plus the grandeur of majestic redwood trees looming over you, it’s a place to truly marvel at the world. Hiking opportunities abundant in the park, you’re also likely to catch a glimmer of breathtaking waterfalls, which at certain times of the year, will be roaring and plentiful.
Many people visiting local RV parks and campgrounds choose Crescent City as a vacation destination, simply for Crescent Beach. Spending the day on the sandy shores, dipping your toes into the Pacific Ocean and admiring the coast, these are the perfect ways to spend your afternoon. If you are looking for tranquility in a small town, then this secluded beach nestled near the redwoods is the place for you.
Updated November 14, 2016.