Trinidad State Beach and College Cove California

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Trinidad State Beach is a state beach 20 miles north of Eureka in Humboldt County, California. The offshore rocks are part of the California Coastal National Monument.


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Oct 27, 2023
Rule #1: don't trust your GPS map on this one! Ours brought us to a parking area high above the beach - a pretty view, and a long trail down, but you can drive right to the beach if you just go thro… Full review by Cello12345
Aug 2, 2023
What a fantastic beach! We stayed in a rental home just up the road and attempted to access it from the "beach access" park just north of town. DON'T! Go and park at the harbor in town. We walked… Full review by LB i
Jun 23, 2023
My daughter (21) wanted to go ride pooling and this spot was recommended by one of the visitors centers. We decided to go to college cove. We arrived about an hour before low tide in the morning. The… Full review by Brooke C

Questions & answers

Hello! Are there campgrounds or tent places for this beach?
Yes! Right outside town, Emerald Forest accommodates small cabins, RVs, and tents in a woodland setting. Also, Patrick's Point state park is a few miles north.
How far of a walk is jt from the car to water
There is parking at the water level. The beach is right in front of the parking area.
Are dogs allowed on this beach?
Yes! There are two places where there are doggie baggies for free, too!
How far is this location from acarta ?
Trinidad is about 15 miles north of Arcata.
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