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Discover the Coast @ Trinidad

A lighthouse stands guard on a rocky coastline.

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.

Insider Tips


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.

Local Weather Conditions

Weather symbols for sun, rain, tornado, couds, lightening, and snow.

Patrick's Point State Park Trinidad State Beach Trinidad Lighthouse Little River State Beach Map of the Trinidad Light house and surrounding area.

Bureau of Land Management
California Coastal National Monument
940 2nd Avenue
Marina, CA 93933-6009
Phone: (831) 582-2213
fax: (831) 582-2266
Contact us by e-mail

Last updated: 08-10-2015