Crescent City Major Attractions Guide - Anchor Beach Inn

Crescent City California Major Attractions

Del Norte County is a beautiful place to spend quality time with your family. You’ll find fun and interesting places like Trees of Mystery and Sky Trail, the Rowdy Creek Hatchery, and the Tour Thru Tree.

For history buffs and those interested in Native American artifacts, you can enjoy a large collection at the End of the trail museum, as well as a fine collection of basketry at the Del Norte County Historical Society Main Museum . And don’t forget our two lighthouses, Battery Point and St. George Reef perched on the rugged Pacific Coastline. You can also find various displays at Visitor Centers in towns or in the parks. And you can take Tours by boat, by bus, or on foot by any of our friendly and knowledgeable tour guides and services. If you love outdoor adventure , check out the extensive section on this website about beaches , redwood parks , hiking , surfing , kayaking and much more! All you have to do is relax, have fun, and enjoy your stay in The Real Northern California.

Explore the Redwoods: They are all around Crescent City!
The Redwood forests of Northern California are some of the most unique woods in the United States. The forest is comprised of Coastal Redwood trees, ancient arbor giants that stand at almost 300 feet tall in some cases. Many of these trees are centuries old and live over 2000 years in many cases. Being in the presence of these giant trees is a awe-inspiring experience that reminds you just how small you really are. Besides the Redwoods National Park, there are about a dozen state parks that feature these giants, and provide great access and trails. All are an easy drive from Crescent City, in either direction. Redwood National Park is headquartered here and Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park is the last in a long string of redwood parks that stretch up the beautiful Northern California coast approximately nine miles east of Crescent City on Highway 199.

On the Waterfront – Surfs Up
The beauty of Crescent City doesn’t just lie in the forests. Crescent City is located on Hwy 101 on the scenic Northern California coast about 20 miles south of the Oregon border. This coastal town is named for the crescent-shaped stretch of sandy beach just south of the city. With Crescent City’s numerous majestic beaches Surfers of all ages and experience levels can catch a wave all year long off the shores of Del Norte County, where magnificent beaches offer consistent swells, uncrowded waters and breathtaking scenery. A hidden gem on the Pacific Coast, Del Norte County waves are rarely crowded – you might find you have the whole beach to yourself!

Lighthouses, Hiking, Shopping and More! Crescent City is home to the northernmost of California’s lighthouse stations. Overlooking the town’s harbor, the 1856 Battery Point Lighthouse and a few miles down the road is St. George Reef that was built after the 1865 shipwreck of The Brother Jonathan. Crescent City is packed with things to do whether you prefer to stay indoors or outdoors. Visitors can get out and explore, while hiking, one of the many scenic trails in the city and surrounding areas or hit the links at one of the golf courses in town. From art galleries and antique stores to museums, restaurants, coffee shops, and cafés, as well as casinos, bookstores, and one-of-a-kind shops, Crescent City CA offers and abundance of fun things to do.

Ocean World

Ocean World in Crescent City Ocean World aquarium is privately owned and operated and has been in Crescent City since 1964. Originally Ocean World was called Under Sea Gardens and was located in the small boat basin. It was a barge that was built in Seattle as an aquarium [...]

Crescent City Beachfront Park

Crescent City Beachfront Park Crescent Beach Beachfront Park is a large family park with a beautiful oceanside setting, offering acres of lawns, a playground, picnic tables, swimming pool. It’s a great place to come to and enjoy the beach and the surrounding areas. Beachfront Park is just a short [...]

Battery Point Lighthouse

Battery Point Lighthouse in Crescent City Battery Point Lighthouse is probably the most visited structure in Del Norte County is the Battery Point Lighthouse. This is in spite it only being accessible at low tide. Throughout the rest of the day it is an island located just offshore [...]

Hotels In Crescent City California

About Anchor Beach Inn
Anchor Beach Inn in Crescent City, California – As our name implies, we’re situated just next to the beach (0.1 mi), separated by a small side road. You can see the beach from most of the rooms in our cozy hotel, especially from the second floor. Contemporary, amenity-rich lodging features one, two, or three queen beds as well as king beds available for your comfort. Outstanding service keeps us in good standing with our guests. Our Crescent City motel is wihtin a 15-minute walk of Crescent City Harbor and Ocean World. Beachfront Park and Del Norte County Historical Society are also within 2 miles.

Rooms feature free Wi-Fi and wired internet; flat-screen TVs with extended channels. Rooms are equipped with refrigerators, microwaves, and coffee makers. Dogs are welcome for an extra fee in specific rooms only and restrictions apply.

Our Guests Love Us, nut don’t take our word for it! TripAdvisor is the leading online travel review website. You won’t find many hotels that provide a direct link to their reviews (for obvious reasons). We do, however, because we know how hard we work to provide the best stay possible for our guests. Take a few moments to read our Guest Reviews and see what others have to say.

Beautiful Hotel!

“I stayed here on a coastal trip and really loved it. The room looked like they have been recently renovated, although some things still needed attention. It didn’t bother us though. Staff was great, breakfast was excellent and we loved being able to take a walk on the beach in the morning. We will defintiely stay here again.” – FLORIDA Keys TRIPADVISOR GUEST

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Anchor Beach Inn - Crescent City California - Newly renovated guest rooms
Experience Beautiful Views of the Pacific Ocean at Anchor Beach Inn
Amazing views at the Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park near Crescent City California.
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