Go touring in the northwestern corner of California and every corner you come around you'll find yet another stunning coastal vista or gorgeous stretch of unspoiled beach. Trinidad State Beach, found about 20 miles north of Eureka in Humboldt County, is one of many examples of the wonderful beaches that await, and the grrr-eat news is that it's a dog-friendly location.
Leashed dogs are welcome on Trinidad State Beach at all times, and the beach is open to visitors from sunrise to sunset all year round. You'll need to take a short hike through the woods and across open bluffs to make your way down to the water, but it's well worth the effort.
The best thing for you and your dog to do at Trinidad State Beach is just sit back, relax, and enjoy feeling the sand between your toes. If you're looking for a quiet, uncrowded stretch of sand where you and your pet can just take a peaceful stroll and look out at the ocean, this is the beach for you.
The vistas of the Pacific Ocean will have you reaching for your camera, and if you visit at the right time of year, you'll also pass seasonal wildflowers on your way down to the beach. To get the best beach experience, try to time your visit for low tide when there's plenty of sand available. Be wary of the rising tide, however, as it's possible to get trapped by the ocean against the cliffs in some remote areas.
Parking and restrooms are available for visitors, while there's also a small picnic area if you and your furry friend want to stop and enjoy a bite to eat. Your pet will need to stay on a six-foot leash at all times, and don't forget to always clean up after your dog.