Big Lagoon County Beach

Humboldt, California

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Big Lagoon County Beach


  • Big Lagoon is also part of this county park system and is next to the beach.- Big Lagoon County Beach
  • A child runs back to the parking area carrying treasures.- Big Lagoon County Beach
  • Colorful ice plants growing on the beach.- Big Lagoon County Beach
  • Looking north along the beach on a hazy and overcast day.- Big Lagoon County Beach
  • Sections of this beach are pebbly.- Big Lagoon County Beach
  • A wave curls, preparing to crash.- Big Lagoon County Beach
  • Patrick's Point State Park is on the right peninsula.- Big Lagoon County Beach
  • This beach wraps around and connects to Agate Beach.- Big Lagoon County Beach
  • Two large pieces of burned driftwood.- Big Lagoon County Beach
  • - Big Lagoon County Beach
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Great bird watching. Nearby lagoon. Beach connects to Patrick's Point State Park.
Humboldt, CA
Location type: 
Sandy beach
Parking Pass: 
General Day Use Fee
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Adventure Description

Adventure Description


A long, wide stretch of sand backed by a beautiful lagoon and tall cliffs is the best way to describe Big Lagoon County Beach. Unlike many nearby beaches, such as Dry Lagoon and Stone Lagoon, there is a fee for parking near this beach, but some might find the $5 worth the expansive beach and access to the pristine Big Lagoon. The length and lack of sea stacks makes this a beach combing paradise. If one walks far enough south they will be on Agate Beach, part of Patrick's Point State Park, where many people come in search of the clear stones.

The adjacent Big Lagoon is referred to as a lagoon and not a lake because occasionally the sand wall breaches from wave action and build up of water, releasing the waters of Big Lagoon into the ocean. When this occurs fresh and salt water mix creating a unique environment where unique species thrive. Some fish and invertebrate species require seasonal mixings of these waters in order to complete their life cycles.

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