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Humboldt Bay

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Address: Eureka, CA

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Driving on the beach

Drive along the coast towards the entrance of the bay. Great ocean view from the cliff; great place to enjoy the sunset. Drive further (before sunset; it's closed after) till you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
xMirjamx
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Nederland
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Nederland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Drive along the coast towards the entrance of the bay. Great ocean view from the cliff; great place to enjoy the sunset. Drive further (before sunset; it's closed after) till you can't go any further. There you can drive onto the beach. Beautiful nature, and a great ride. Make sure your car is up for the task; 4WD otherwise you'll... More 

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Eureka, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Perfect for bird-watching, kayaking, walking, photography, picnics and more. The Bay is the source for California's best oysters. Find them in local restaurants. Take a trip on the Madaket or rent a kayak to get closer to wildlife.

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Eureka, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Living right down the road from the bay now. You can either go to the North Jetty or head south to the South Jetty. The water in the bay is crystal clear and a friend just caught a big Ling Cod in there today. Great fishing right off the inland area of the South Jetty. Nice place to take the... More 

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Hakalau, Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

There are so many great places to stop and view the wildlife especially birds. Lots of great places to eat along the way.

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1 Thank P843QEchriss
Redding, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2016

Beautiful and clean! Very relaxing and nice. Gorgeous afternoon on the bay. Quiet and serene with very few people out.

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santa rosa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

I enjoyed the bay from the old town area of eureka and from Woodley island. if you go to the island you can enjoy eating the restaurant or just stopping for a drink, which is what I did. Make sure you see the fisherman statue and enjoy the view toward eureka where you can see carson mansion

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Fortuna, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

What can you say, our area is blessed with a natural wonder. We have both the North and South Spit which we can view and visit. We can wander down both, watch the Pacific Ocean up close and personal. Roam the shore of the Pacific searching for shells and treasures. Humboldt Bay is the home of a large and growing... More 

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Clinton, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Humboldt Bay, the coast going to and from the bay was just breathtaking. You won't be disappointed if you love the ocean and coastal area.

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3 Thank Ruth B
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Humboldt County in northern CA is one of the most beautiful places in all of CA. After touring the Avenue of the Giants (see separate review) for two days we headed for the long, windy road to Shelter Cove and Black Sand Beach. The black sand is ground-up basalt from igneous activity that you see all around you. We also... More 

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6 Thank gary o
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13 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

I saw Humboldt Bay while staying in Eureka, California a funky little town a few hours North of San Francisco. Never heard much about it until I stumbled upon it but its a beautiful accessory to the mighty Redwood Forests. Hard to beat the California coast.

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