UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT STARTING MAY 4, 2019
The Shelter Cove Fishing Preservation Incorporated has taken over the public boat launching facility at Shelter Cove.
The tractor boat launch service plans to be open 7 days a week from 6:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
During COVID-19, the Shelter Cove Fishing Preservation, Inc. has decided to close daily launch operations to the general public, effective March 29, 2020.
They will be launching the local commercial fleet ONLY at this time.
Office (707) 986-1400
Cell (707) 223-1600
533 Machi Road in Shelter Cove
PO Box 87
Whitethorn, CA 95589
Parking is available adjacent to the launching area and in the visitor parking area near restaurants, shops, public restrooms, and the historic Mendocino Lighthouse.
With mountains and the Sinkyone Wilderness Area that drop to the sea, the Cove is perfect for a quiet stroll along the beach or for accessing the abundant ocean fishing right from the boat launch site. The cove faces south, providing an important port of refuge from northwesterly winds and seas. Boats may be self-launched from trailers or carried into the water by a high-clearance vehicle operated by the local boat launching business. Parking is available adjacent to the launching area or uphill in the visitor parking area where there are restaurants, shops, public restrooms, the historic Mendocino Lighthouse and fish cleaning facilities.