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About Fleener Creek Beach in Ferndale, California

Fleener Creek Beach is a wonderful hiking and beachcombing spot not far from Eureka. The Fleener Creek Trail is about a half-mile hike down switchbacks to the beach below high bluffs. It’s best to avoid high tide when visiting this beach so you can venture along the shore to the north. The beach is deep enough at the creek mouth to visit any time of year, weather permitting.

There is an enormous pile of drift logs at the back of the cove and crumbling cliffs add to the scenic value of this spot.

Fleener Creek Beach was added to California Coastal National Monument by President Obama in 2016. It is managed by the Bureau of Land Management in Arcata.

To get here, start in the town of Ferndale and turn onto Ocean Avenue which becomes Centerville Road. Continue on this road for six miles until you see the BLM sign for the Fleener Creek Overlook trailhead and parking lot. On the way is Centerville Beach and at the end of the road is Guthrie Creek Beach.

Centerville Rd
Ferndale, CA 95536
Park Name
California Coastal National Monument, Bureau of Land Management
Pet Details
Dogs allowed off leash
Free parking
Hiking, Beachcombing, Birdwatching
Trails, Toilets, Picnic Tables, Driftwood
Map of Fleener Creek Beach
Ferndale, US
8:43 am, June 17, 2024
temperature icon 54°F
L: 49° H: 57°
Feels like 53.73 °F scattered clouds
Wind gusts: 2 m/s
UV Index: 2
Precipitation: 0 inch
Visibility: 8 km
Sunrise: 5:46 am
Sunset: 8:50 pm
Humidity 91 %
Pressure1018 mb
Wind 2 m/s

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