Trinidad a Seaside Village

Where the Redwoods Meet the Sea!

On a rocky bluff overlooking Trinidad Bay and surrounded by redwoods and spruce, lies the seaside village of Trinidad. It is often compared to a quaint Cornish fishing village. Trinidad Head rises above and shelters the harbor, its small fleet of fishing boats and the working pier and restaurant. MAP

The Trinidad area is one of the most spectacular and pristine segments of the California coast, and has been established as a California Coastal National Monument Gateway - an area that offers the best shore-based opportunities to discover and view offshore rocks and islands and their inhabitants. The coastal Trinidad rocks support one of the most diverse seabird colonies in California with twelve species and over 100,000 breeding individuals. The two most important rocks for seabirds are Green Rock and Flatiron Rock that host seven species of birds and 66,000 breeding individuals. These two rocks alone account for 25% of the most important seabird colonies along the California coast. More Information  (see flag 94 on interactive flight map for Trinidad Complex).

Trinidad Attractions

  • Hike the Trinidad Head -Hiking trails lead to one of the most spectacular views on the coast! Great place to watch sunsets or view the gray whales and many other species of marine mammals. The far end offers a partial view of the active 1871 lighthouse. Enter from the Trinidad State Beach parking area.
  • Check out the Memorial Lighthouse, a replica of the 1871 original, a can't be missed sight as you head toward the Trinidad Harbor. Great view and access trail to Trinidad Bay. (Whale watching)  Link to the lighthouses of Trinidad  Staircase trail down to Old Home Beach.  Native American history of location.
  • Trinidad Harbor and Pier--Full access boat launch to the best fishing on the north coast! Free beach launch for small boats and kayaks.
  • Charter a boat and go fishing with Patrick's Point Charters.
  • Take the kids to the Telonicher Marine Lab where they can study and pick up the starfish and other tidal creatures in the touch tanks.
  • Go Tide pooling  Indian Beach (just south of the pier) and north to Patrick's Point State Park are great spots to go tide pooling during low tides. 
  • Visit the Trinidad Museum and learn more about this special place.
  • Patrick's Point State Park: Beaches, trails, camping, whale watching, agate hunting, Sumeg Village - a reconstructed Yurok village. (more fun for the kids).
  • Take a Scenic Drive north along Patrick’s Point Drive -- an alternative to Hwy 101, or south on Scenic Drive through an area of ocean view homes to the Cher-Ae Heights Casino.
  • Spend the night, when you decide you can't leave just yet, in a B&B or one of the vacation rentals that overlook the ocean. Follow this link to our LODGING page and choose Trinidad for TOWN or AREA. Careful, you may not want to leave!

Trinidad Chamber of Commerce

Annual Events

  • February - Clam Beach Run
  • June - Fish Festival
  • September - Storytelling Festival By the Sea
  • November - Blessing of the Fleet Nearby

Humboldt  Lagoons

Prairie Creek Redwoods

Fern Canyon  

Hwy 101 - Trinidad Exit

Located just 25 miles north of Eureka

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