Whether shrouded in mist or dazzling in sunshine, Trinidad is the crown jewel of the California North Coast. Its cool waters and rugged shoreline make the small village of Trinidad a favorite of visitors and locals alike.A peaceful hideaway perfect for fishing, beachcombing, hiking, kayaking, visiting art galleries, dining or just relaxing, Trinidad has a population of less than 400 in its incorporated city. The village is a noted artists’ colony. Its harbor is home to a small fleet of commercial fishermen, and charter boats are available at the Trinidad Pier for whale-watching or fishing. Also, anglers can drop a line right off the pier.
Trinidad Cove, with its sheltered waters and awe-inspiring natural scenery, is a favorite among kayakers. The rocky coast is home to seals, sea lions, dozens of bird species and the occasional gray whale. Trinidad is graced by several prominent marine landmarks, most notably the Trinidad Memorial Lighthouse, Humboldt State University’s Fred Telonicher Marine Laboratory, and the historic Trinidad Head Light. Just north of the dramatic promontory of Trinidad Head stretches the mile-long sandy expanse of Trinidad State Beach. A little further north, just off Hwy 101, visitors will find Patrick’s Point State Park. In fact, the spectacular Trinidad coast is home to ten public beaches altogether.