Trinidad is a picturesque seaside town located in Humboldt County, California, on the far North Coast of California. Surrounded by spectacular beaches and craggy, wooded hillsides, Trinidad is a small fishing village with one of the West Coast's most photographed lighthouses. Fishing from Trinidad Harbor remains one of the area's economic mainstays.
Due to its coastal location, the climate is remarkably temperate compared with that of its inland neighbors in the nearby Trinity Alps. The temperatures year-round generally range from the 40s to 60s Fahrenheit, although the winter months are rainy. The ecosystem is ideal for the growth of coastal redwoods, with which the area was once thick. Stands of old growth can still be found 20 miles north of Trinidad, in Redwood National Park, and second growth abounds.
Outdoor activities are popular for both visitors and local residents, who enjoy freshwater and deep sea fishing, kayaking, sailboarding, hiking and hunting. Six rivers run through Humboldt County, providing ample opportunity for recreation. The chill waters of the Pacific Ocean, however, discourage all but the hardiest wetsuit wearers from surfing or scuba diving.
Trinidad is convenient to Eureka-Arcata Airport, just 8 miles south, which is served by most major airports from San Francisco north. Just a few miles south of Trinidad is the college town of Arcata, home of Humboldt State University. Arcata, with a population of approximately 10,000, is also home to many artists and writers, and features a number of bookstores, coffeehouses, microbreweries, restaurants and music venues.Web Sites and Links
Katy's SmokehouseSales of smoked King Salmon (Chinook), sturgeon, albacore, oysters, and scallops. Items are sold individually or in gift packs.
Sea of TranquilitySource for books on spirituality, conscious living, world religions, parenting, creativity, and wellness.
The Sandcastle Hair GalleryHair salon and art gallery features local artist and craftspeople of Humboldt County. Includes photos, and styling, manicure and massage therapy services offered.