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Humboldt Bay

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Address: , Eureka, CA
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Activities: Birdwatching

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Beautiful views and stunning coast line

The Humboldt Bay is quite the beauty, unfortunately its never warm enough to swim anywhere in the ocean up there without a wet suit. I lived on the coast for 6 years, and went in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
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Rocklin, California
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Rocklin, California
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

The Humboldt Bay is quite the beauty, unfortunately its never warm enough to swim anywhere in the ocean up there without a wet suit. I lived on the coast for 6 years, and went in the ocean once. And even that was on accident, lol. Great fishing and good local fish can be bought at the harbor. I love the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Great place to go for walking hiking swimming , beautiful location for pictures. The local places to eat are great and we had the best day out with out having to spend a lot.

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so. bay
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

A nice fisherman's bay with lots of boats in the harbor. Many places to drive to and observe the special attractions of the area. There are a few islands connected by the highway that you can visit and obverse the historic relics, scattered all around.

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Grovetown, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Humboldt Bay has so much to offer. History, wildlife, parks, oceans, something for everyone who loves nature. We barely touched the surface on our short visit, but truly enjoyed the National Wildlife Refuge. We walked both the Salmon Creek and Hookton Slough Units, both areas are beautiful. We also birdwatched along the Hikshari Trail, and toured the bay aboard the... More 

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Eureka, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

There are many places to walk along the bay, from a short stroll on the boardwalk or next to the Adorni center or the much longer and more natural Hikshari trail. Lots of wildlife to see, from harbor seals, to cormorants, to kingfishers, to pelicans, and, of course, seagulls. Also, wonderful kayaking.

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Modesto
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

We visited the Samoa Spit across from Eureka. You can take the bridges out of Eureka to access the Spit. There are RV parking, camping, beach walking and access to the bay entrance. Check out the Samoa Cook House which is a former lumber company dining house for employees - now a restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. The menu... More 

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Eureka, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

The place to view the bay from, if you're not satisfied with the view from the 101, is the Arcata Marsh. The path between the pond and the bay itself is particularly fetching whether the tide is high or low.

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Lehigh Acres, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Driving by the Humboldt Bay, you can smell and clean water and fresh air. The forest, bridge, and the vista spots are really nice for you to get out of your busy life style and enjoy nature!!! I saw people fishing, walking, or just sitting there with families. How sweet. The only thing for me is that the temperature is... More 

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Eureka, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

One of the cleanest bays, it is full of history and wildlife. Include the Arcata Marsh and excursions on the Eel River to round the place out. Tours of the bay on the Madaket or with the Bay Keepers are very worth while.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

for all sorts of aquatic life. great for walking, hiking, fishing and juste spending time out doors. just don't be here in a tsunami.

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