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“There are better beaches in the area...”

Clam Beach County Park
Ranked #3 of 19 things to do in Arcata
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Reviewed January 21, 2014

but this was a nice beach to relax at. Perhaps during the summer it would be more ideal to have so much coastline with only a few people. Lots of little round jellies on the beach (they don't sting) and a dead harbor porpoise on shore that looked like he had become beached when the tide was up.

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Reviewed January 14, 2014

The beach here goes on, and on, and on. Day use is free with adequate parking, and if you drink too much at your beach party, shell out $15 bucks to car camp or set up a tent. It's the closest you can get to camping on the beach here. The campsites are packed together, so if you're sensitive to other people, you might want to try the edge of the world. Have fun!

1  Thank Philip S
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Reviewed November 29, 2013 via mobile

It's free for day use and campsites $15 a night if you drive in, they do have discounted options. It's an awesome stretch of beach with decent priced camping.

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Reviewed November 25, 2013

You can see forever, the birds are cute, the few other walkers and their pets are pleasant, and the sand beach is luscious. If you are on the 101, it is an easy stop...the beach is right there. Oh, and with some restriction, your dog can run off- lead. Your dog must be on a lead in the parking lot and near the dunes (to protect the bird nests).

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Reviewed September 1, 2013

Clam Beach is such a special place... expansive views and coastline that makes you want to stay and play the day away. I love the view from the freeway driving up to Trinidad - nothing else like it - rare and scenic.

1  Thank Chris M
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