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College Cove

Humboldt County, Eureka, CA 95570
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A mellow respit

Accessible about 1/4 mile from trailhead with the last 100 yards down a steep trail (about 100... read more

Reviewed 25 May 2017
Kevin M
A Splash of Twilight

Although comparing a destination's aesthetic quality to the likes of the Twilight film franchise... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2017
Matthew P
Chicago, Illinois
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“nude beach” (4 reviews)
“state beach” (2 reviews)
Humboldt County, Eureka, CA 95570
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Reviewed 25 May 2017

Accessible about 1/4 mile from trailhead with the last 100 yards down a steep trail (about 100 yards) set with some stairs. Popular with many local residents with families. No restroom facilities nearby or at the trailhead. If you take it in, pack it out.

1  Thank Kevin M
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Although comparing a destination's aesthetic quality to the likes of the Twilight film franchise may seem to be a poor decision, I simply cannot think of something that bears the same resemblance. It's unmistakable. Your opinion of Twilight will become largely irrelevant once you've visited...More

2  Thank Matthew P
Reviewed 15 March 2017

College Cove is a small but beautiful beach just north of Trinidad State Beach. Although you can see it from the easily accessed state beach, it's really only accessible by the sure-footed and heart-healthy due to the fact that you have to climb down and...More

1  Thank GLN3
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Great place to visit for ocean time and forest sights and smells. Always something new with these beaches with the changing tides especially after winter.

Thank jdserenity
Reviewed 18 January 2017

This is a great beach to go to during the weekday...it is empty and secluded...perhaps one or two other people there (weekends it is NOT secluded). There is a short hike to get there and some steps to take to get down to the beach,...More

2  Thank Rogerdob
Reviewed 16 October 2016

You can park and go hike to the ocean but..you need to be aware that thieves are waiting for you to go so they can get into your vehicle and pillage all your stuff.

1  Thank Tim F
Reviewed 8 September 2016

Very private and out of the wind. Some nude sunbathers...a plus depending on your personal sensitivity. Gorgeous stop with photo ops. Nice quiet walk to this cove from the road.

Thank julesofthesea
Reviewed 27 July 2016

This is a hidden spot with Forrest on one side and the ocean on the other side. It is a little climb down but so worth it. There is tide pools at low tide and a gorgeous beach!

Thank Hollymiller777
Reviewed 22 July 2016

This beach is located in Trinidad. Extremely beautiful. Certainly a spot for some great photos if you like to take pictures. There are a few trails. One does lead down to the beach. The others can lead around the headlands and lead to some great...More

2  Thank maxona
Reviewed 20 April 2016

I really think this place is gorgeous. It's off the beaten path a little bit, considering how accessible Moonstone and Samoa Beaches are. There is a hiking trail that leads you in, and a staircase slightly hidden among the brush that takes you down to...More

9  Thank Jennifer D
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Jill C
1 May 2017|
Response from Matthew P | Reviewed this property |
I didn't even notice that! Thank you for pointing it out. I put college cove beach into Google maps and the actual location is College Cove Trail, Trinidad, CA, 95570