The Moonstone Grill restaurant is located on a slight bluff overlooking the beach. Take the Westhaven exit off Hwy 101 to Moonstone Beach Rd. MAP
Dogs are allowed on the waveslope under voice command.
Features dunes and a broad open beach. The beach is bordered on the north by Little River and on the south by Clam Beach County Park which provides camping and day use facilities. The Little River separates the State Beach from Moonstone Beach, a popular spot for picnicking and swimming when the weather warms up. (be aware of tides). MAP
The beach is located five miles south of Trinidad and 13 miles north of Eureka, just off Hwy 101. Latitude/Longitude: 41.0164 / -124.1086
Clam Beach County Park
There are two parking and camping areas, north and south, along the frontage road. The facilities are minimal but, hey, it's the beach! The ocean topology here creates a long flat wave slope suitable for surfing. Sand castles and kite flying are particularly popular on this beach as well.
Day use is free and camping is first come/first serve basis. 12 Tent sites and 15 RV spaces. Horses allowed here. For more info
Hike/bike the Hammond Trail.
Located 7 1/2 miles north of Arcata (near McKinleyville) off Hwy 101 (exit Clam Beach Park off-ramp).
Directions: Moonstone Beach: North of Clam Beach - Westhaven exit off Hwy 101 to Moonstone Beach Rd.,
Clam Beach: Clam Beach Exit off Hwy 101 North of Mckinleyville