Clam Beach, McKinleyville

Beach · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Clam Beach is an locality in Humboldt County, California. It is located 8.5mi north of Arcata, at an elevation of 33ft. Clam Beach 'is where Highway 101 meets the sea.
The beach at Clam Beach County Park was named California’s most polluted beach in a 2017 study by an environmental nonprofit.
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  • Clam beach is at least a couple miles long and very wide, especially at low tide. It is flat so it's great for flying kites, parasailing, 4 wheeling, and horse back riding. There are several...  more »

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