Oceansong Overlook @ Redwood National Park Beach is perfect for nature lovers looking for a rural setting bordering Redwood National & State Parks with all of the pristine beaches, rivers, redwoods, and hiking! This home sleeps 4 comfortably featuring a master suite with it's own full bath and King bed; a 2nd full bath; a loft off the the living room, with access via a ladder with a handrail, to the Queen bed; a nice size living room with a 60 inch flat-screen TV and a full kitchen as well. The wrap-around covered deck is great for relaxing after a day of exploring all the inviting parks, lagoons, rivers, and small towns. You can make some tasty meals out on the BBQ as well! This house is definitely not kid-proof so if you have young ones, you will have to keep an eye on them. This is the guest home on a larger property with is a second home where the caretakers live. They are super nice and are great for asking about things to do in the area.
Bring your camera and binoculars! Oceansong Overlook is also a bird sanctuary and is home to migrating cliff, barn and tree swallows. Just as they flock to the famous Mission in San Juan Capistrano, these tiny birds travel thousands of miles every year to nest on the upper eaves of this home to build their own mud townhouses. This location is a bird watching paradise! Osprey and Peregrine falcons nest on the hill behind the house, egrets, herons and ducks in the wetlands below. Bald eagles soar in from up river and the song birds, hummingbrds and shore birds are too numerous to name.
Bring your bicycles and ride or hike to the beach, which is about a 10-minute walk from the home. Walk along the Redwood Creek Levy with the river on one side and farmlands on the other. The river and wetlands are literally right out the door and you will see an amazing range of migrating birds and wildlife. The air is filled with the sounds of nature here: frogs, ocean and birdsong! In fact, the name of the town, “Orick” is the local Native American Yurok word for the sound that frogs make (say the word and it sounds like a frog croaking). You will see tree frogs and red-legged frogs around the property as well - cute little guys.
Many world-class hiking trails are only fifteen minutes away. Enjoy a day at Redwood National and State Parks (RNSP), including Lady Bird Johnson Grove, Tall Trees Grove, Prairie Creek, Lost Man Creek, Trillium Falls; Humboldt Lagoons State Park or nearby Patrick’s Point SP. RNSP, Patrick’s Point and Prairie Creek offer wonderful events throughout the summer including Park Ranger led hikes, nature talks, and campfires. Great for kids of every age :)
And for the water lovers, what a paradise! The local lagoons offer great fishing, kayaking (you can rent kayaks at Stone Lagoon through Kayak Zak’s), canoeing, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Surf fishing, boating and sailing.
There are two horseback ride companies and one bike rental in Orick plus several tour operators including Redwood Adventures.
Fun annual events held locally include the Orick Rodeo every July, as well as the Yurok Tribe's Sumeg Village Day, a celebration of the local Native American culture held at nearby Patrick's Point State Park.
You’ll want to drive slowly on the 1.7 mile paved road to Oceansong Overlook as the road winds through two farms and the scenery is breath-taking. Also, there are often wildlife (Roosevelt elk, deer, bear, skunks, frogs, foxes) on the road or that old donkey who is an expert escape artist. Nellie gets out so often she has become the neighborhood donkey, but she is often blocking the road or brings her goat, horse or other livestock friends with her.
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