Geotourism MapGuide Welcome to California's Redwood Coast

Long famous as the home of the world's tallest trees, this scenic region is so rugged that explorers continue to look for new "champion" redwoods. Join us in celebrating California's Redwood Coast: a region that offers sparkling beaches, cascading rivers, quiet countryside, historic communities and a forest as old as the dinosaurs.

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 Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve

Redwoods, they really are that big.

Located in the Russian River region 75 miles north of San Francisco, this park's 805 acres feature a magnificent grove of ancient redwoods, self-guided nature trails and picnic facilities. As you stroll through this beautiful old-growth redwood forest, you will see some of the tallest and oldest trees remaining in this part of California.

Austin Creeks 5,683 acres of open forests and rolling hills offer a striking contrast to the cool, dark redwood grove in Armstrong Redwoods....
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Heart's Desire Beach, Tomales State Park

Photo © Susannah Murdock

 Hearts's Desire Beach

Heart's Desire Beach is a nice sheltered beach within Tomales Bay State Park. Located over Inverness Ridge, the beach is protected from the wind and large surf. The beach is on the small side and therefore great to keep an eye on the kids. There are restrooms, picnic tables and barbecues...
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Coast Guard House Today

Photo © Kevin Gallagher

 Coast Guard House Historic Inn & Cottages

The Coast Guard House was built in 1902 by what was known then as the U. S. Life Saving Service, a federal agency that became part of the Coast Guard in 1915. Its official name was declared to be the "U.S. Coast Guard Station at Arena Cove". Despite the illuminating presence and audible foghorn...
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