Trinidad State Beach

How to get there: 19 miles north of Eureka, California in the town of Trinidad. For information call (707)677-3570.

Tucked in a secluded cove near the town of Trinidad, this small sandy beach is a pleasant retreat from the traffic of nearby Highway 101. It is a short hike through the woods, across open bluffs, and past seasonal wildflowers down to the beach. There is a natural arch near the north end of the beach. Low tide is the best time to visit.

The beach offers rest rooms, picnic area, parking area, trails, an open grassy area and spruce forest. The 1/2 mile trail to the beach drops 120 feet. This is a day use only area.

Trinidad State Beach in a nutshell:

Visitation: 35,000/ year.
Location/directions: 19 miles north of Eureka, California just off Highway 101.
Address: 4150 Patrick's Point Dr., Trinidad, California 95570.
Telephone: None. For information call (707)677-3570.
Hours of operation/seasons: Day use only-sunrise to sunset.
Climate/recommended clothing: Coastal/temperate. Summer 50-60. Morning and evening fog is common. Winter 40-50 with 35 inches of annual rainfall occurring mostly Nov.-May. Travel Directions: 19 miles north of Eureka, California in the town of Trinidad.
Fees/costs/rates: None.
Facilities: Three miles of hiking trails, horse trail, picnic tables and bar-b-que, beach access, rest rooms, parking area.
Reservations/permits: Not available.
Basic visit recommendations: Hike trails to beach, surf fishing, panorama view of the Pacific Ocean, surfing access.
Special events/programs: None.
Visitor impacts: Low use beach. May be busy on sunny summer weekends.
Adjacent visitor attractions: Patrick's Point State Park, Humboldt Lagoons State Park, Azalea State Reserve, Fort Humboldt State Historic Park.

Additional North Coast Redwoods District State Parks links:

[Azalea State Reserve]
[Benbow Lake State Recreation Area]
[Del Norte Coast Redwoods State Park]
[Fort Humboldt State Historic Park]
[Grizzly Creek Redwoods State Park]
[Standish - Hickey State Recreation Area]
[Humboldt Redwoods State Park]
[Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park]
[Humboldt Lagoons State Park]
[Lake Earl State Park]
[Patrick's Point State Park]
[Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park]
[Richardson Grove State Park]
[Sinkyone Wilderness State Park]
[Trinidad State Beach]

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Revised: 22 September 1997
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