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Redwood Coast

Coast redwoods
The "Redwood Coast," from Eureka to the Oregon border, is a unique landscape where magnificent redwoods grow amidst carpets of ferns and berry bushes, calm lagoons are filled with shore birds, and kids will find brilliant red sea urchins or sunflower sea stars in the tide pools. The summers are usually foggy, but it's sunlight and fog intermixed, and usually clears up in the afternoon. To see the coast on clear days, come in autumn.
Redwood Coast California Photo Album

Patrick's Point State Park


Redwood National and State Parks


Crescent City

family hotels redwood coast

Travel for Kids has so many fun things to do with kids on the Redwood Coast, but you'll need a fun place to stay.

Here's our own Travel for Kids hand-picked list of family hotels for Eureka, Arcata and Crescent City, all styles and price ranges, in neighborhoods that are comfortable for families, and near to places you'll want to explore:

Redwood Coast family hotels
kids books california redwood coast
Redwoods - kids books redwood coast California  
Jason Chin

Discover the amazing coast redwoods of California; they live for more than 2,000 years and are the tallest trees on earth. Gorgeous illustrations, from seedling on the forest floor to treetops high in the sky, capture the wonder and majesty of the redwood forest. (Picture book)


The Redwood Forests
Lisa Bullard

Fun facts about the California redwoods – how redwoods grow (some don't grow from seeds, they spring from redwood stumps), how they can survive fires, plants and animals that live in the redwood forests. (Picture book)


The Redwood Forests redwood coast california
Walk Across the Sea fiction kids books redwood coast california  
Walk Across the Sea
Susan Fletcher

1886. In Crescent City, Eliza Jane lives in the lighthouse, where the mainland is only accessible at low tide. When Liza befriends a Chinese boy, Wah Chung, it puts her whole family in conflict with the community. Wonderful local color. (Chapter book)


(More children's books on other California pages)