A dramatic backdrop of rocks and islands and a community committed to conserving and sharing its natural and cultural heritage are hallmarks of the California Coastal National Monument at Trinidad.
Outdoor adventurers can choose a hike around Trinidad Head for great views of the coastal rocks and islands, stroll along the beach at Houda Point, or visit one of three state parks. A kayak offers a great way to see the California Coastal National Monument up close. Those seeking something a little less wild can browse the businesses, galleries and ocean view restaurants and get a great feel for an authentic North Coast seaside village.
At very low tides, walk between Houda Point and Moonstone Beach. to see a walk-in sea cave, a waterfall that tumbles into the surf, numerous marine birds, and rocky pools full of sea life.
Binoculars will allow you to view one of California's largest colonies of Common murres - up to 60,000 birds nest on Green and Flatiron Rocks each spring and summer.
Hike or walk Trinidad's Coastal Treks to see breathtaking views, wildlife and marine life. Brochure for the California Coastal National Monument @Trinidad (includes Trinidad treks).
|Stroll through the community and see picturesque views of the harbor, where an historic ocean fishing tradition continues.|
|Visit the Trinidad Head Lighthouse and pay tribute to those lost at sea along the rugged Pacific Coastline.|
|Wander down to the Trinidad Pier, owned and operated by our partners at the Trinidad Rancheria. In addition to the tremendous views, you will also find a noteworthy stain glass mural of sea stars, salmon, surf fish, kelp and halibut.|
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California Coastal Cleanup Day
International Coastal Cleanup Day
September 20, 2014
The California Coastal Commission is proud to announce that the 30th Annual California Coastal Cleanup Day, the state's largest volunteer event, will take place on Saturday, September 20th, 2014, from 9am to noon. The Cleanup is expected to draw tens of thousands of volunteers who, at more than 850 locations throughout California, will help remove tons of trash that have accumulated on California's beaches and inland shorelines.
Join local communities for coastal clean up efforts to improve our ocean and waterways. Find a site near you.
For those who cannot attend Coastal Cleanup Day on September 20th this year, the Coastal Commission maintains a calendar of events taking place during the three weeks following the Cleanup, known as COASTWEEKS. Or learn more about a cleanup to record and remove potential Japan tsunami debris.
California Coastal Cleanup Day 2014 PSA
Blessing of the Fleet
Thanksgiving Day, November 27, 2014, 10:00 am
Trinidad Pier, Trinidad, CA
Join with the residents of Trinidad for the Blessing of the Fleet on Thanksgiving morning, where locals and visitors come together to attend the blessing of the fleet and to bless the fishermen that harvest its bounty.
Each gathering includes Native American prayers to the north, south, east and west, music, a blessing and good wishes all around.
Sponsored by The Greater Trinidad Chamber of Commerce.
California Coastal National Monument 14th Anniversary
January 11, 2015
|Join local communities for a fun time celebrating the 14th Anniversary of the California Coastal National Monument.|