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About Big Lagoon County Park Beach in Trinidad, California

Big Lagoon and the beach are part of three different parks: Big Lagoon County Park, Harry A. Merlo State Recreation Area, and Humboldt Lagoons State Park. The ocean beach is a long sandy bar that holds back the Pacific Ocean from Big Lagoon. Trekking along this sand bar you have unfettered access to each side for the entire length. This is an excellent spot for beach walking and beachcombing, however, boating and water-related activities, such as canoeing and kayaking, are the most popular things to do at Big Lagoon. The boat launch is at the south end of the lagoon at the main parking lot.

To get here, turn onto Big Lagoon Park Road from Redwood Highway 101 and follow the signs. Swimming is safe on the lagoon, but not a good idea on the ocean side of the beach.

Redwood Hwy and Big Lagoon Park Rd
Trinidad, CA 95570
Park Name
Big Lagoon County Park, Harry A. Merlo State Recreation Area, Humboldt Lagoons State Park
Pet Details
Dogs allowed off-leash on the wave slope and on-leash on dry sand
Fee for parking, camping
Fishing, Sailing, Boating, Canoeing, Kayaking, Windsurfing, Swimming, Bonfires, Camping, Beach Walking
Campground, Lake, Restrooms, Boat Launch, Picnic Tables, BBQs, Driftwood, Agates
Map of Big Lagoon County Park Beach
Westhaven-Moonstone, US
12:43 pm, June 17, 2024
temperature icon 69°F
L: 47° H: 69°
Feels like 69.24 °F few clouds
Wind gusts: 8 m/s
UV Index: 7.29
Precipitation: 0 inch
Visibility: 10 km
Sunrise: 5:43 am
Sunset: 8:51 pm
Humidity 73 %
Pressure1018 mb
Wind 8 m/s

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