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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.

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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.

Discover the Coast @ Trinidad

Houda You Love?  Camel Rock!
Sunday September 14th, 2014, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Houda Point/Camel Rock, Trinidad, CA

Come to Houda Point/Camel Rock for a day of appreciation of a beloved local landmark.

The Trinidad Coastal Land Trust will be there with information about what the Land Trust does, and crews will be working on trail maintenance.  There will be t-shirts (we have a new shirt design with artwork donated by local artist Matt Beard) and bumper stickers available to benefit the Land Trust.

The Trinidad Coastal Land Trust owns and maintains many local beach access trails, and all the work is done by volunteers.  Come out for a good cause and learn more about how you can help your local Land Trust (bring work gloves and boots if you want to help!).  For more information go to our web site at and like us on Facebook.

Discover the Coast @ Trinidad

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. 

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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
20 Hamilton Court
Hollister, CA 95023-2535
Phone: (831) 630-5006
fax: (831) 630-5055
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