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Crescent City, California - Beautiful and Unspoiled

Crescent City is a sleepy little city on California's Northern Coast, just south of the Oregon border. It is known for it's unspoiled beaches, Castle Rock, Tsunamis, Redwoods, and the Pelican Bay State Prison. It also happens to have some of the best fishing along the California Coast and better yet, there is a good chance that you'll only encounter a few other boats with their lines out. Some days, we are amazed that we have such a rich fishing area all to ourselves.

Whether you are a retiree looking for a certain species of Rockfish; a family looking for a beautiful, safe, and isolated place to fish; or a group of old college buddies looking for large fish worthy of writing home about, the Tally Ho II's experienced crew can help you find it.

Once the fishing is done, some of Northern California's most amazing natural beauty is at your doorstep. The rocky coastline is hands down one of the most spectacular convergences of ocean and land in the world and it can easily be enjoyed by all with ample parking and accessibility. Some parking lots are just a few hundred feet from the ocean and some of the tide pools that are in between. Other parking provide access to trails that lead to the vast Pelican Bay (which the prison is named after) and the rocky beaches and cliffs of Point St. George. On clear days, you can see the Point St. George Lighthouse, which is over six miles out in the Pacific at the end of a huge reef.

Location: Crescent City is located about 20 miles south of the Oregon border. To the south of Crescent City, 1,000 year old Redwoods confine a narrow strip of road called Highway 101. To the north is Point St. George and Pelican Bay - Brookings, Oregon and the mouth of the Smith River are at the northern most part of the bay. The Smith River is one of the largest rivers in California that is free to wander from source to the Pacific Ocean - there are no dams that impede its progress.

A foggy morning walk along the beach in Crescent City.

Looking south from the Crescent City Harbor
The crescent shaped beach that the city is named after on a mild June morning. Foggy mornings usually give way to sunny afternoons this time of year.

One of the many beautiful trails at Point St. George near Crescent City.

A small church and another structure at Point St. George
Many paths, such as the one above, lead from here down to the ocean.

Point St. George
This is the main trail that leads from the parking lot to the Pacific. This leads to North Beach and Pelican Bay. Thousands of pieces of driftwood cover the upper parts of the beach at certain times of the year.

Pebble Beach in Crescent City on a clear June day. A small church and another structure at Point St. George. Battery Point Lighthouse and the Pacific Ocean.

A view of Castle Rock from Pebble Beach
This is a clear June morning with calm seas.

Battery Point Lighthouse - first lit in 1856.

Young Pelicans in the Crescent City Harbor.

Young Pelicans in the Harbor

Hotels and Restaurants in Crescent City
Our customers have told us that they have had good experiences at these hotels and restaurants.


Bayside RV Park
750 Highway 101 South
Crescent City, CA 95531
(707) 464-9482
(800) 446-9482

Bay View Inn
310 Highway 101 South
Crescent City, CA 95531
(800) 446-0583

Best Western Northwoods Inn
655 Highway 101 South
Crescent City, CA 95531
(800) 557-3396

Crescent Beach Motel
1455 Highway 101 South
Crescent City, CA 95531
(707) 464-5436

Curly Redwood Lodge
701 US Highway 101 South
Crescent City, California 95531
(707) 464-2137
Email: info@curlyredwoodlodge.com

Super 8 Motel
685 Highway 101 South
Crescent City, CA 95531
(800) 800-8000



Cazadores Family Mexican Restaurant
1461 Northcrest Drive
Crescent City, CA 95531

Chartroom Marina and Restaurant
130 Anchor Way
Crescent City, CA 95531
(707) 464-5993
Just a few steps from the Tally Ho II, you can't get a better view of the harbor from this place and the food is good as well! Also a good place to buy the first round to celebrate the day's catch!

Fisherman's Restaurant
700 Highway 101 South
Crescent City, CA 95531
(707) 465-3474

Good Harvest Cafe
700 Northcrest Drive (A)
Crescent City, CA 95531
(707) 465-6028

Harbor View Grotto
150 Starfish Way
Crescent City, CA
(707) 464-3815

Northwoods Restaurant
675 Highway 101 South
Crescent City, CA 95531
(707) 465-5656

Torero's Famosos Mexican Restaurant
400 Highway 101 North
Crescent City, CA 95531
(707) 464-5712

Wing Wah Restaurant
383 M Street
Crescent City, CA 95531
(707) 465-3935

Tally Ho Sportfishing
Crescent City Harbor
Crescent City, CA 95531

(707) 464-1236

website: www.tally-ho-sportfishing.com
email: wcs11@reagan.com

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