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Beaches & Coastal Adventures

Where the Redwoods Meet the Sea.

Discover some of Northern California's best beaches here in Trinidad. Spend your days following the coastline and there's no telling what other adventures you'll find.

Freshwater Lagoon Fishing
Freshwater Lagoon is separated from the ocean by Highway 101. This beautiful lagoon featuring a boat ramp is a favorite spot among fishermen. On the western side of the highway is an open sandy beach perfect for all beach-goers and adventurers.
Photo Courtesy of Katie Breyer
One of the four separate lagoons in Humboldt Lagoons State Park mostly made up of marshy wetlands. This location makes it the perfect spot for bird-watching. 
Photo Courtesy ofvJennifer Rynearson
College Cove
Found on the northern end of Trinidad State Beach sits College Cove. This scenic beach has lots to offer, seclusion, rock formations, and a view of Pewetole Island.
Luffenholtz Beach
This park, owned by the Trinidad Coastal Land Trust, has a large scenic overlook with views of Trinidad Head. Find the stairs just north of the parking lot for beach access.
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With six boat-in environmental campsites, river otters, Roosevelt elk, a Visitor’s Center, and kayaks or paddle boards for rent, Stone Lagoon is a great option when looking for some outdoor fun. 
Photo Courtesy of Jason Rice
Go agate hunting on Agate Beach! It’s the perfect spot for watching wildlife like whales, sea lions, and numerous shorebirds. Two miles of unpopulated coastline makes this secluded spot paradise.
Houda Point Beach
Follow a short hiking trail that leads out to the top of Houda Point. Offering views of the historical Camel Rock which gets its name from its two humps.
Photo Courtesy of Ian Schatz
Sitting right next to the pier, this small sandy beach offers fun views of the daily charter boats and Trinidad Head. 
Big Lagoon
Home to thousands of birds that live or migrate through the area year-round, Big Lagoon is also a popular destination for sailing, windsurfing, and kayaking.
Photo Courtesy of Allison Formica
Located off of Scenic Drive this secluded cove south of Trinidad has lots of rock formations and sea stacks. Look for pull-out parking spaces along the road just after passing Baker Ranch Road on the left.
Photo Courtesy of Colleen Robinson
Popular for surfing, Moonstone is a picturesque beach with sea stacks and spectacular sunsets.
Photo Courtesy of Victoria Bowser
Easily accessible from an open parking lot, this long sandy beach is dog friendly and perfect for all types of beachgoers. 
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