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Clam Beach County Park

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Humboldt County, Arcata, CA
+1 707-445-7651
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A Cold Day at the Pacific

Lots of byways to pull into, and make your way to the sea. We pulled into a paved parking area, and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lee L
Apache Junction, Arizona
Very nice!!!

We were maybe 1 of 10 people we saw on the beach! Very quaint. It was misty and beautiful today... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Davenport, Iowa
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“sand dollars” (4 reviews)
“great beach” (5 reviews)
“easy access” (4 reviews)
Humboldt County, Arcata, CA
+1 707-445-7651
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of byways to pull into, and make your way to the sea. We pulled into a paved parking area, and slogged thru the sand to the beautiful Pacific. Wind was going pretty strong, and the temp of it was near icy. Didn't get down...More

Thank Lee L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were maybe 1 of 10 people we saw on the beach! Very quaint. It was misty and beautiful today. The beach is super wide, smooth like glass in places, great scenery. We enjoyed finding sand dollars, never have been to a beach with them!...More

Thank Amos6022
Reviewed April 15, 2017 via mobile

I love this beach, sand dollars, clams and crabs cover this beach and it's gorgeous. Being a dog loving traveler I loved seeing all the pets on the beach. There was the unfortunate owners who did not clean up after thier pets, which meant careful...More

1  Thank SarahSandChristyL
Reviewed March 29, 2017

Impressive to view from a distance, such as the scenic overlook at the south end of the beach just off Highway 101 South. Unfortunately, Clam Beach was recently listed as one of the dirtiest beaches in California. It is a long walk from the parking...More

Thank Resanov
Reviewed March 23, 2017

Whenever I visit my son in Eureka I spend days at this beach. One of my favorite spots in the world. Could walk forever along this beautiful coastline. Peaceful, spiritual spot. Beautiful!

1  Thank Dorisis
Reviewed February 24, 2017 via mobile

Me and my colleagues stopped at Clam Beach while heading north on the 101. Breezy weather and big surf let's you know you're in northern CA. Picked up a few shells, they weren't plentiful but the beach is gorgeous, clean and with few people. Plenty...More

Thank Tony J B
Reviewed February 17, 2017

Clam Beach is a beautiful place to stroll along the beach or sit and watch the sunset. It is very easy to access from Hwy 101.

Thank sandileslie
Reviewed December 28, 2016

I rode my bike down to the Hammond trail, and walked down to the beach. It is very close to town in McKinleyville.

Thank DLorahH
Reviewed November 9, 2016

I love this park - waling along Strawberry Creek and the dunes is a wonderful break! It's pet friendly and I often come here for my lunch break to relax. Even if it's window, you can find shelter along strawberry creek and the dunes. Bring...More

Thank HumboldtMike
Reviewed October 17, 2016

This was the first beach we visited on our trip up to Arcata last July. Easy access to and from the freeway with two separate parking areas. The parking area on the south side is for day use, while the north side has camping sites...More

Thank rnsnake
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Benjamin G
Can you dig up clams here?
June 17, 2017|
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Response from Tony J B | Reviewed this property |
Great question, but I'm sorry I don't know. Can't find any information on the web.
Mitzi C
Can you swim at this beach?
June 11, 2017|
Response from Tony J B | Reviewed this property |
You will need a wet suit as the water is really cold.
Danielle T
Are you allowed to drive on the beach?
February 12, 2017|
Response from SarahSandChristyL | Reviewed this property |