Humboldt County Beaches

Pacout Green TeamFrom Black Sands Beach in Southern Humboldt to Gold Bluffs Beach in Northern Humboldt and everywhere in between, Humboldt County has some of the best beaches on the West Coast. With over 100 miles of coastline, there are plenty of places to spend a fun day playing in the sand.

Take a look at our list below to find the right one for you. If we’re missing your favorite beach, please let us know and we’ll add it to the list for other site users in search of some fun in the sun.

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Arcata - Mad River County Park

150 Mad River Road
Arcata, California 95521
Northern Humboldt

A little bit off the beaten path and just a short distance from where the Mad River meets the Pacific Ocean, Mad River County Park offers great views of the coastline and plenty of space to...

Ferndale - Centerville Beach County Park

Centerville Road
Ferndale, California 95536
Southern Humboldt

Centerville Beach County Park is located to the west of Victorian Ferndale.  There are miles of beautiful beach where you can find your own little piece of serenity.  Walk amongst...

Loleta - Crab County Park

Cannibal Island Road
Loleta, California 95551
Southern Humboldt

Crab County Park is located where the Eel River meets the Pacific Ocean.  Because popular beaches, Table Bluff and Centerville Beach lie north and south respectively, Crab County...

Loleta - Mike Thompson Wildlife Area (Table Bluff)

Table Bluff Road
Loleta, California 95551
Southern Humboldt
Phone: 707-825-2300

The South Spit, or Table Bluff as the locals know it, is a place where visitors can spread out, find a quiet place to slow down for a while and enjoy one of northern California's magnificent...

Manila - Manila Dunes Recreation Area

1611 Peninsula Drive
Manila, California 95521
Northern Humboldt

This 150-acre beach has wide open space and trails within the dunes. It's a fun place to explore in a pretty low-key area.  There are also some viewing points from the top on some of the...

McKinleyville - Clam Beach County Park

Clam Beach Drive
McKinleyville, California 95519
Northern Humboldt

Camp and play right on the beach at Clam Beach County Park.  The park is ideal for kite flying, frisbees and kicking around the soccer ball as well as picknicking and other family friendly...

McKinleyville - Little River State Beach

Crannell Road
McKinleyville, California 95570
Northern Humboldt
Phone: 707-677-3570

Little River State Beach is often under-used as it sits right in between two more popular beaches making it the perfect place to get away and relax along the ocean.  Due to its prime...

Orick - Carruthers Cove Beach

Coastal Drive
Orick, California 95570
Northern Humboldt
Phone: 707 465-7354

Located right near the Humboldt / Del Norte border in Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park, Carruthers Cove Beach is generally less populated than other beaches in the park and is absolutely...

Orick - Dry Lagoon State Park

Park Road
Orick, California 95555
Northern Humboldt
Phone: 707-677-3570

Dry Lagoon is indeed dry but offers an amazing beach and a nice coastal trail.  There are picnic tables and plenty of places to stretch out or walk along the beach as the waves crash at your...


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