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Sandy beach
Yes
Hike-in Required
No
Surfing
No
Snorkeling / SCUBA
No
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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.

Logistics + Planning

Congestion

Moderate

Parking Pass

General Day Use Fee

Pros

Great bird watching. Nearby lagoon. Beach connects to Patrick's Point State Park.

Cons

None.

Address

Big Lagoon Park Rd
820
Trinidad, CA 95570
United States

Features

Fishing
Picnic tables
Bird watching
Wildlife

Location

Field Guide + Map

Nearby Adventures

Nearby Lodging + Camping

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