Clam Beach is one of McKinleyville’s favorite playgrounds, literally offering something for everyone. Keep your eyes open for a spectacular array of wildlife, or comb the shoreline for lovely stones, shells and driftwood strewn along the fine, gray sand beach. There are excellent clamming opportunities, and the fishing from shore is exceptional too; come out and cast a line to see for yourself.
When the wind picks up, the broad, flat beach is perfect for kite flying, and when the breeze is light, it’s perfect for playing frisbee or catch, or practicing those downfield passes. Have a dog that needs some exercise? Clam Beach is doggy heaven. Want some solitude? There’s lots of room to get away from it all at Clam Beach. Want to have a bunch of fun with your friends? There’s lots of room for that too. Into horseback riding? You’ve come to the right place!
Clam Beach is adjacent to Little River State Beach, which is managed by California State Parks. There is no day use fee, and overnight camping is available at its 15 camp sites on a first come, first served basis for a $25 fee. There is a limit of three night’s maximum stay.