South of the pier and Trinidad Head, is Indian Beach. A good spot for tidepooling and kayaking.
College Cove, the northernmost section of this state beach, is a popular beach with sheltered waters that are safe to enter under the right conditions. College Cove also has fascinating rocks and tidepools to explore.
It is a short hike through the woods, across open bluffs, and past seasonal wildflowers down to the beach. There is a natural arch near the north end of the beach. Low tide is the best time to visit.
The park offers rest rooms, picnic area, parking area, trails, an open grassy area and spruce forest. The 1/2 mile trail to the beach drops 120 feet.
On the high bluffs above the beach there is an open meadow with scattered stands of alders.
Visitor facilities include restrooms at the parking area and a small picnic area with tables and stoves.
Find out more about Trinidad:
Directions: College Cove: Take the Trinidad exit into town, then turn right onto Stagecoach Road in approx. 1/4 mile. Follow about 1/2 mile to the parking area on your left.
Latitude/Longitude: 41.0594 / -124.1420