Northern California is rich in some of the most beautiful scenery in the country. The Pacific Ocean and beaches are stunning to behold. The Smith and Klamath Rivers are legendary waterways associated with unparalleled scenic wonder situated in rugged territory typical of the Wild River Coast. While the “must see” list of attractions in our region is almost too lengthy to post, the staff at Scopa at the Sea recommend these “not to be missed” regional attractions during your visit.
LEGENDARY CALIFORNIA REDWOODS
Visitors from around the world travel to Northern California to experience the Giant Redwoods, home to some of the tallest trees on the planet. Whether you choose to visit one of the many state parks located in Del Norte or Humboldt Counties, ride the Sky Trail at Trees of Mystery or plan to tour Avenue of the Giants by car, Scopa at the Sea serves as a centrally located “home base” to begin and end your day- tripping.
Crescent City is the local hub for commerce in Northern California. Capital of Del Norte County, Crescent City is the site for one of the most popular Fourth of July Celebrations on the West Coast. Visitors can enjoy browsing the art galleries, local outdoor markets and antique shops year-round. The Annual Del Norte County Fair draws participants from near and far.
While in Crescent City, plan to visit Battery Point for a tour of the lighthouse, gift shop and grounds. The site is steeped in Northern California history; perhaps most notably as a survivor of the 1964 Tsunami which struck the region. Today, the lighthouse is a private aid to navigation, but remains a favorite destination for visitors and photography buffs. Tour hours are seasonal.
Parking for Battery Point visitors is available in the Crescent City Harbor lot.
POINT ST. GEORGE
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Point St. George is located eight miles northwest of Crescent City. While the lighthouse visible to the site is currently inactive, the scenic location offers spectacular panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean where Northern California and Southern Oregon beaches merge. Rolling hillsides provide the perfect setting for an easy yet breathtakingly beautiful stroll to the beach.
There is ample paved parking at the trail head.