Northcoast Marine Mammal Center - Del Norte County & Crescent City Travel Guide

Northcoast Marine Mammal Center

The Northcoast Marine Mammal Center’s (NMMC) mission is to promote the long-term health of marine mammals along approximately two hundred miles of remote coastline in Humboldt and Del Norte counties in Northern California. The NMMC does this through the rescue and rehabilitation of sick, injured, or orphaned marine mammals. The species we most often rehabilitate are pinnepeds: California sea lions, northern elephant seals, and Pacific harbor seals. Less common patients include northern fur seals, Guadalupe fur seals, and Steller’s sea lions. An additional goal of the NMMC is to develop and present educational programs that foster an understanding of marine mammals and their environment.

The Northcoast Marine Mammal Center was founded in 1984 by Medical Director, Dr. Dennis Wood. In 1989 NMMC received a grant from oil spill mitigation funds to promote construction of our current hospital and rehabilitation facility. The California Conservation Corps completed construction in 1992 and their facility includes a medical treatment room, harbor seal pup room, kitchen for food preparation, administration office, gift shop/information center, and nine outside pens for housing animals.

The NMMC responds to several hundred reports of distressed animals, in an average year along 210 miles of rugged, remote coastline. Typically, they admit between 60-90 animals to the Center annually.

Having only one paid employee, HMMC relies on dedicated and caring volunteers to conduct all rescue activities, day-to-day animal care, and operate the gift shop. They also rely largely on revenue obtained through donations, membership, and gift shop sales to care for their patients at the Northcoast Marine Mammal Center. They ask that you consider making a donation so that they may continue this important work.

Location: 424 Howe Dr Crescent City, CA 95531-4396 | (707) 465-6265 | Website | 1.6 mi from Hotel

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Crescent City & Del Norte County Museums, Galleries and Historic Sites Guide

Within walking distance, a short hop in your car, or a day-long driving excursion from the Anchor Beach Inn, you will a variety of Crescent City Museums, Galleries and Historic Sites to explore. There is much more to Del Norte County than the redwoods and coast that everyone comes to see. Learn about the nearby Crescent City Museums, Galleries and Historic Sites nearby in our Crescent City travel guide, and find some time to learn about the people and events who settled the area.
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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.

Anchor Beach Inn - Ocean View Crescent City CA Hotel
Anchor Beach Inn - Ocean View Crescent City CA Hotel
Anchor Beach Inn - Ocean View Crescent City CA Hotel

Location, convenience and pricing - score!!!

My first stay at anchor Beach Inn, and I was very impressed with the rooms, the location, the price and the employees. They have view rooms, but mine wasn’t one of those, so no opinions on that. But the room I had was extra clean and spacious and extremely comfortable after a day on the trails in the Redwoods. Their continental breakfast was better than most and was well attended when I went through – THAT always tells you something. GOLDENDALE, WA 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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