Big Lagoon County Park

Big Lagoon County Park

Trinidad, California 95570
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Local Phone: (707) 445-7651

Please note: ocean side of the sand spit can host sneaker waves. Keep the kids and pets in tow.

While DogTrekker regularly updates off-leash rules, it is important to check to be sure that this area still allows voice control prior to removing your dog’s leash.

The spit occupied by the park is a continuation of Agate Beach (starting at Patrick's Point State Park, two miles south), and offers up semi-precious agates, jade and moonstones as well as the usual shells and driftwood.

Kayak Rentals: Try exploring the lagoon in a kayak. Rentals are available through Kayak Zak's at the boat ramp daily Memorial through Labor Day weekend. All rentals come with a mini-lesson. Call for drop off in the off-season.

Swimming: In shallow areas of the lagoon, particularly near the boat ramp, water temperature is quite pleasant and many visitors enjoy swimming. The dangerous Pacific surf pounds just 100 yards away, but here one can splash around in safety.

Seven miles north of Trinidad. Take Hwy. 101 to Big Lagoon Park Road and follow the signs.

Help us keep this beach beautiful and dog-friendly:
• Always follow the posted rules
• Respect natural marine life and habitats
• Be aware of tides and currents
• Pack in and pack out, leaving only paw prints

Humboldt County’s 100-mile-long Redwood Coast is a misty and majestic slice of California that should be on every DogTrekker’s bucket list. While redwood trees are the stars, the beaches are magnificent—and on many of them, your four-legged friend can romp free within the wave slope. Time your visit to arrive at low tide to stay within regulations—and watch out, especially in winter, for sleeper waves powerful enough to pull you and your furry friend from shore. more »
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