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Clam Beach, McKinleyville

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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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  • As far as scenery goes, it's barren. Barren and dry with not much to look at at all. Lots of small bits of trash has washed up shore as well. Not lots of life. And it's almost always so windy I can't....  more
    As far as scenery goes, it's barren. Barren and dry with not much to look at at all. Lots of small bits of trash has washed up shore as well. Not lots of life. And it's almost always so windy I can't....  more »
  • This is one of the few long and extended sections of beach on the north coast. Estimate there is 3-4 miles of beach accessible quickly from HW 101. Parking along the frontage road can at times be... 
    This is one of the few long and extended sections of beach on the north coast. Estimate there is 3-4 miles of beach accessible quickly from HW 101. Parking along the frontage road can at times be...  more »
  • 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... 
    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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