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).
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.
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!