On a rocky bluff overlooking Trinidad Bay and surrounded by redwoods and spruce, lies the seaside village of Trinidad. It is often compared to a quaint Cornish fishing village. Trinidad Head rises above and shelters the harbor, its small fleet of fishing boats and the working pier and restaurant. MAP
The Trinidad area is one of the most spectacular and pristine segments of the California coast, and has been established as a California Coastal National Monument Gateway - an area that offers the best shore-based opportunities to discover and view offshore rocks and islands and their inhabitants. The coastal Trinidad rocks support one of the most diverse seabird colonies in California with twelve species and over 100,000 breeding individuals. The two most important rocks for seabirds are Green Rock and Flatiron Rock that host seven species of birds and 66,000 breeding individuals. These two rocks alone account for 25% of the most important seabird colonies along the California coast. http://gis.audubon.org/pacificflyway_ibas/ (see flag 96 on interactive flight map for Trinidad Complex).
Trinidad, CA 95570
- The Trinidad area has been established as a California Coastal National Monument Gateway
- Charter a fishing boat during the summer season
- Hike the Trinidad Head for a spectacular view of the ocean
- Explore the tidepools