Elk is a perfect getaway spot. It’s a testimony to the quality of the experience that little Elk is less famous for its awe-inspiring clifftop location
than for the truly world-class quality of its inns and B&Bs. Especially at night, stepping out onto your balcony gives you the exhilarating thrill of being completely alone on the cliff, suspended high above the Pacific beneath the jaw-dropping spectacle of the undimmed night sky.
One great way to view the area is aboard a horse. Ross Ranch leads guided rides out onto Manchester State Beach or up into the redwood-forested mountains.
Greenwood State Beach visitors center stands in the middle of town and contains a museum exploring Elk’s fascinating history.