Old Home Beach

Humboldt, California

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Old Home Beach


  • Overlooking the coastline from the parking area.- Old Home Beach
  • Memorial Lighthouse replica of the Trinidad Head Lighthouse.- Old Home Beach
  • Several sets of stairs lead to this beach.- Old Home Beach
  • The trail opens up a little with views of the ocean.- Old Home Beach
  • Finally made it to Old Home Beach!- Old Home Beach
  • Trinidad Wharf can be seen in the distance.- Old Home Beach
  • Small creek flows through the beach.- Old Home Beach
  • Patterns created from different colored sands.- Old Home Beach
  • A sea shell rests among the rocks.- Old Home Beach
  • A family plays along the beach.- Old Home Beach
  • A habor seal seems to rest on the water.- Old Home Beach
  • A wave washes up on Old Home Beach.- Old Home Beach
  • Seagulls rest on a frequently visited rock.- Old Home Beach
  • Dead crab washed up during high tide.- Old Home Beach
  • Father and son begin the walk back up the hill.- Old Home Beach
  • - Old Home Beach
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Great views. Wildlife.
Steep walk down the stairs.
Humboldt, CA
Location type: 
Sandy beach
Pebbly beach
Parking Pass: 
Not Required
Current Local Weather:
Adventure Description

Adventure Description


Old Home Beach is a narrow stretch of sheltered sands on the south edge of Trinidad. Trinidad is self-titled as a seaside village that is one of the smallest and oldest cities in California. Many small local shops and restaurants are dotted around the city with friendly local customer service. You'll see many such shops while driving to the parking area for Old Home Beach. 

The best current access to Old Home Beach is from the Memorial Lighthouse, a replica of Trinidad Head Lighthouse built to honor and remember those lost at sea. A trail passes by the lighthouse and leads down several flights of steep stairs to the beach. Along the way you will have excellent views of Trinidad Head and large sea stacks to the south. After one final set of unstable stairs you will set foot on the beach. To your right will be some rocky areas and small tide pools, but the majority of the beach lies to the left where the best sands can be found. While visiting Old Home Beach, keep an eye open for harbor seals and sea birds on the offshore rocks.

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