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Clam Beach County Park

Humboldt County, Arcata, CA
+1 707-445-7651
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Favorite lost coast beach

We love letting our dogs run on this endless beach. Great view of the Pacific Ocean, clean and dog... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Stacey S
,
San Diego
via mobile
Rating this beach and surrounding area is tricky...

There is no question this is a beautiful beach. With a view of Trinidad Head, the expanse of the... read more

Reviewed 4 February 2018
Mary V
,
McKinleyville, California
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good37%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
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“sand dollars” (4 reviews)
“walk forever” (3 reviews)
“easy access” (4 reviews)
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Humboldt County, Arcata, CA
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+1 707-445-7651
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"sand dollars"
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"walk forever"
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"easy access"
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"waters edge"
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"watch the sunset"
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"just in case"
in 2 reviews
"kite boarders"
in 2 reviews
"a bit windy"
in 2 reviews
"trinidad head"
in 2 reviews
"long stretch"
in 2 reviews
"county park"
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"clams"
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"low tide"
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"dunes"
in 10 reviews
"shells"
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"dogs"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We love letting our dogs run on this endless beach. Great view of the Pacific Ocean, clean and dog (and horse) friendly. The wild pacific wind whips up the ocean, so definitely not swim friendly, but if you want a good long walk or run...More

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Reviewed February 4, 2018

There is no question this is a beautiful beach. With a view of Trinidad Head, the expanse of the Pacific Ocean, the dunes and beach as far as you can see, it's one of the wonderful places vacationers flock to year round. For that, I...More

6  Thank Mary V
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Reviewed October 2, 2017

We take our dogs here every week. Great place to let them run in the surf. Just be responsible and bring a leash. Leash your dog when you approach horses or other dogs on leash. And bring a bag to pick up their poop. There...More

Thank Tess30
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Reviewed August 27, 2017

We had a long (4 mile round trip?) walk on this marvelous sandy ocean beach from the tiny parking lot to what must have been Moonstone County Park. The beach has a view of Trinidad Head with its offshore seastack rocks nearby. At Moonstone are...More

1  Thank BobOfBellevue
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Reviewed July 30, 2017 via mobile

There is a small parking lot that seems to limit the number of people. Dogs are welcome but must stay on leash until you get to waters edge. Also accessible from Hammond Trail. We always enjoy Clam Beach.

1  Thank Julie S
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Reviewed July 20, 2017

We came from an area which was around 100 degrees. It was nice to visit the beaches at 61 degrees.We were only there over the weekend, but everything was excellent.

Thank skatedude2016
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Reviewed July 16, 2017

Decided to stop by clamp beach on the way to humbolt and were surprised to find it was less people during morning low tide and the sand were very fine and nice to walk on. Beautiful long stretch with ocean waves along.

Thank John W
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Reviewed July 10, 2017

I am thankful for this local beach as it is easy to access when parking is available (varies with days/times and # of horse trailers!). You can walk forever and might be lucky enough to find a fully intact sand dollar shell. You'll see kite...More

Thank CMC_03
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Reviewed July 8, 2017 via mobile

The parking might be difficult to find in the morning but the walk by the beach is the worth trip! This is a good place to explore the rocks.

1  Thank Apucciarelli
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Reviewed July 1, 2017

Clam Beach is a favorite of ours when we visit Humboldt. It's quiet, serene and a beautiful stretch of beach to walk along and collect shells.

Thank jlbortot
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John C
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Humboldt County is beautiful, full of wildlife and worth the trip, but is not a zoo. We live a few miles inland on the Mad River where bears have visited us and upturned our garbage cans This area is also home to... More
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