California · United States

Trinidad, California – A small, seaside hamlet

This beautiful seaside village is located on the far northern California coast. It is not only the smallest incorporated city but is also one of California’s oldest places!  If you are in Portland, Oregon or in San Francisco, you are within an easy day’s drive to Trinidad.

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Trinidad is located above McKinleyville and below Orick.  Pinterest

The beaches are beautiful and haunting.

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Luffenholz Beach.  Pinterest

This is a great place to visit to just sit back & watch the waves crash against the rocks …

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Or walk straight down the steps to the crashing waves

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Camping in the woods is a great respite from daily hassles

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Visiting the Trinidad pier at night is mesmerizing

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If you happen to be in the area during the holidays, don’t miss the decorated lighthouse

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The downtown area has many quaint shops and cafes

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The Turtle Rocks Inn Oceanfront Bed & Breakfast has posted a great video on their website of Trinidad:

This B & B offers rooms looking right out over the ocean

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Check out their website:  They offer restaurant recommendations, more pictures, and even videos of the area!

The #1 restaurant that they recommend is called The Larrupin’ Cafe. Located only 2 miles from the Inn on the same road, this establishment is surrounded by a lush green forest.  You can dine on the 1st or 2nd floors as well as on an outdoor patio.  On certain days of the week they offer live jazz.  Only dinner is served here but it has been a Humboldt County favorite for over 25 years.  The name “Larrupin” means “extremely delicious” and was the highest praise a Western cowboy in the mid-1800’s could give to a cook who prepared exceptional food.   Many guests recommend the Smoked Beef Brisket.

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Exterior of The Larrupin’ Cafe.  Pinterest
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Ginger Soy Cod and Macadamia Coconut rice.  Trip Advisor & Pinterest

Visit for more ideas on what to experience in this hip seaside town.


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