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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.

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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.

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

Discover the Coast @ Trinidad

National Lighthouse and Lighthouse Preservation Day
Saturday, August 9, 2014

Celebrate  National Lighthouse and Lighthouse Preservation Day by visiting the Trinidad Head Lighthouse.

August 9, 2014 marks the 225th anniversary of the signing by President George Washington of the Act entitled 'An Act for the establishment and support of lighthouses, beacons, buoys, and public piers', approved August 7, 1789 (commonly known as the 'Lighthouse Act of 1789').

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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.

Bureau of Land Management
California Coastal National Monument
Bureau of Land Management
2800 Cottage Way, W-1623 
Sacramento, CA 95825
Phone: (916) 978-4636
fax: (916) 978-4657
Contact us by e-mail

Last updated: 04-14-2014