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Humboldt Bay

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Address: Eureka, CA
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Crashing surf, majestic monoliths and swirling gulls can't be beat!

Nothing like Humboldt Bay! Gotta stay several days to truly appreciate the beauty, history and ambience here before heading to the Redwoods.

Reviewed 6 days ago
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Roseburg, Oregon
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Roseburg, Oregon
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Nothing like Humboldt Bay! Gotta stay several days to truly appreciate the beauty, history and ambience here before heading to the Redwoods.

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Eureka, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Humboldt Bay offers a variety of outdoor activities at varying levels of physical requirements. If you are in need of a level and paved walk, there's a new trail, the Hikshari' Trail. It provides 1.5 miles of views through the Elk River Wildlife Sanctuary and is dotted with informative signs that teach about the natural and cultural history of the... More 

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Eureka, California, United States
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

There are many spots to enjoy the beauty of the bay. Just drive around the Samoa area and be sure to see the bunkers left from World War II as well as the wildflowers and plants that are everywhere. Be sure to drive to the South Jetty and view the bay from that end as well.

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Eureka, California
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Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

If you want real adventure kayaking on Humboldt Bay is one of the best places to go for kayaking. Humboldt Bay is a main route for lots of migratory birds, as well as, a popular area for many many other species of birds. It is the second largest natural bay in California. Of you're in to sailing it's large enough... More 

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Groveland, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 212 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Excellent Visitor Center with friendly and knowledgeable staff. Wonderful Walking Trails, viewing platforms and information displays. Lots of birds to see, flowers and shrubs, deer and some bugs and butterflies too!

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Thank CTBCalifornia
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13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2016

After visiting, my husband and I decided to pack up and move here from southern Orange County! We love the peace and quiet and the beautiful scenery.

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atlanta
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

This unspoiled coast was made more special by the seals bobbing their heads up and down at the mouth of the bay.

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Fountain Valley, California
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Reviewed 19 September 2016

Highly suggest everyone to take the drive around the entire bay. Scenic. You can easily make 20 unique stops on your adventure and each worth a trip by itself. Explore Arcata square and old town Eureka. Checkout the oyster farms and the Arcata sewage treatment plant (not kidding here). Madaket boat ride and Samoa Cookhouse (lumberjack style) meal. The Carson... More 

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Richmond, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016

We drove from Arcata out Hwy 255 towards Samoa on a rare warm, clear day. If you drive all the way to the end of the road past the Coast Guard Station you will be rewarded with incredible views of the bay, Eureka and areas south towards Table Bluff. Lots of area to get out and walk through the dunes... More 

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EurekaCalif
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Reviewed 13 September 2016

We are locals, and we often enjoy a ride across the bay bridge to the North Spit. A walk on either the North ,or South peninsula is a great way to view and enjoy the entrance to the bay. If staying in Eureka, the north end is very easy to access. It's about a twenty minute ride from down town.... More 

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