Shelter Cove is one of California’s premiere ocean fishing destinations. Sport fishing enthusiasts come for the salmon, which come close to the shore here May through August. Anglers can also catch an abundance of ling cod, rock cod, halibut, albacore and surf perch, and can fish from the shore for perch or rock fish. Fishermen can also launch a boat from the cove, which Point Delgada protects from the northwesterly winds.
Visitors can buy fishing licenses at Shelter Cove stores or charter a boat from a sport fishing business for a guided angling adventure. On calm days, abalone diving is also an option. Check with our staff at the Inn of the Lost Coast for more information. View our Shelter Cove Blog for more area activities.