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What a place! The drive to get to Gold Bluff beach is such an adventure! The road takes you up and down a 6-mile, single-lane dirt road that takes about 30 minutes, twisting and winding through towering redwoods. To our surprise, there were still quite a few camping spots available. (We visited mid-October.) Gold Bluff has clean restrooms, a couple solar heated showers, and big bear boxes right at each campsite. After backpacking the Tetons the week prior, we felt like we were living a life of luxury! Amazing sunset. And sunrise. And only a handful of people around for miles. Go there!
Loved this campsite. The drive in was dramatic - the sun was flickering through the redwood trees and casting pillars of light alongside the road. We drove slowly with the windows down, smelling the scent of the moist October forest with our jaws dropped wide open at the scenery and all-around perfectness of the Fall day. When we reached the grounds we had a few different choices of campsites and elected one at the far edge of camp to have some extra privacy. The sunsets could only be described as triumphant and there are just a few precious moments when the sun drops to the right level that you must turn around to face the bluffs - you will find them in their namesake state - as GOLD AS GOLD! Can't wait to return!
Camped here in April on a trip I took while camping along the whole PCH. Got there just in time for an incredible sunset over a fog soaked beach. I camped in a spot closest to the water and could walk right to water. Too cold for a swim though (or too chicken, maybe).
Site were well tended and there's a camp host. No reso's taken but it was mid-week for me, so I was fine getting in late.
It can get windy apparently, but most sites have barriers to put your tent behind. Though it wasn't a problem when I was there.
And there's elk. Just trapesin' around.
The road there snakes through a giant redwood forest. Fern Canyon is incredible and some of the oldest plant species in the world are here. An incredible walk through time.
Gorgeous campground right on the beach and very close to Fern Canyon. Access to running water, bear boxes and toilets were very convenient. There are two options when staying here: backwoods camping (what we did) and car camping.
Beautiful, unique campsite. Be ready for lots of wind and sand. You'll need major sand stakes, maybe even some short rebar stakes! Bring an extra tarp to use as a wind break.
Don't miss the hike up nearby Fern Canyon. One of the most magical places I've ever been.