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Clam Beach County Park

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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 February 4, 2018
Mary V
McKinleyville, California
Great place for dogs

We take our dogs here every week. Great place to let them run in the surf. Just be responsible and... read more

Reviewed October 2, 2017
McKinleyville, CA
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Humboldt County, Arcata, CA
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped by for an off leash walk with my dog. The beach is a nice place to walk. She loved it and spent the whole time rolling in the sand and barking at the waves. It was foggy and cold, so there weren’t many people...More

3  Thank cmp271
Reviewed August 8, 2018

This used to be the favorite spot for locals to run your dogs or horses, Drive your 4x4 to the beach to harvest clams or have a picnic with your family. Have a campfire in the evening or surfing. They have closed the beach to...More

3  Thank Sid B
Reviewed July 16, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful, but we really didn't feel safe leaving our car. There were surprisingly a lot of transient people hanging around the parking areas, sleeping in their cars, makeshift campers, etc. Since it is a decent walk to the beach from parking, we were just uncomfortable....More

1  Thank Lee G
Reviewed May 19, 2018 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

Thank Stacey S
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

7  Thank Mary V
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
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
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
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
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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Sharon R
June 18, 2018|
Response from Stacey S | Reviewed this property |
I have only seen smaller rigs. It is not a campground but there are 2 areas: one has overnight camping in tents and the other area is day use. A R V can do day parking.
John C
September 29, 2017|
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Response from Resanov | Reviewed this property |
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