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About Clam Beach County Park in McKinleyville, California

Clam Beach is a Humboldt County Park just off Redwood Highway 101 near the city of McKinleyville. The beach is named for the plentiful razor clams that you can dig for. Take the N Central Ave Exit off Highway 101 north of McKinleyville and turn west to get there.

The first parking area near the exit has a day-use area and a campground for RV’s and tent campers. If you drive farther up the road there is another day-use parking area. North of Clam Beach is Little River State Beach which runs all the way up to the mouth of the Little River. The Hammond Coastal Trail starts here and goes south for about five miles to Mad River Beach for bikers and horseback riders.

Clam Beach Dr
McKinleyville, CA 95519
Park Name
Clam Beach County Park
County Park
Pet Details
Dogs allowed off-leash on the wave slope and on-leash on dry sand
Free day-use parking, fees for camping
Camping, Beach Fires, Clam Digging, Biking, Surfing, Equestrian Use, Bonfires
Campground, Restrooms, Picnic Tables, Fire Pits
Map of Clam Beach County Park
Clam Beach, US
10:52 pm, April 23, 2024
temperature icon 52°F
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Feels like 51.26 °F overcast clouds
Wind gusts: 3 m/s
UV Index: 0
Precipitation: 0 inch
Visibility: 10 km
Sunrise: 6:24 am
Sunset: 8:04 pm
Humidity 90 %
Pressure1018 mb
Wind 3 m/s

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July 13, 2023

I love this Beach. So awesome walking out through the wetlands area on the narrow board walks. Very relaxing feeling and you can camp and have a fire.