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Lagoon & beach all at once

Near the Thomas H Kuchel Visitor Center, the Freshwater Lagoon is in a great location that allows... read more

Reviewed 9 January 2017
United States
If you love the beach and an ocean view, this is for you.

You can stop and park anywhere along this stretch of road for free and walk, picnic, or beachcomb... read more

Reviewed 1 September 2016
Eureka, California
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4 Sep 2018
“Easy to stop at.”
27 Apr 2017
“A photographer's paradise”
Family spot located near the Redwood Information Center that offers fishing, boating, and a variety of water sports.
Orick, CA
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Reviewed 4 September 2018

I am a local and have been by here many times. I even saw a pod of orcas swimming by from this location. It is right off the highway and easy to walk along this beach if that is your thing. Just don't venture out...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 585janar
Reviewed 28 April 2017

Loved the views motoring along 101. There were times when the highway seemed level with the ocean. Pristine beaches and folks strolling in ocean air makes me want to be a Californian, almost.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank jim a
Reviewed 30 March 2017

This is a great place to show your little ones ow to fish in a safe environment. meaning no fast current or waves.Also to teach a little patience and have a picnic. Easy access of hwy101

Date of experience: June 2016
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Reviewed 9 January 2017

Near the Thomas H Kuchel Visitor Center, the Freshwater Lagoon is in a great location that allows you to see the lagoon on one side of the road and the beach/ocean on the other side. You can go fishing in the lagoon or beach-combing at...More

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank AAHolt
Reviewed 1 September 2016

You can stop and park anywhere along this stretch of road for free and walk, picnic, or beachcomb. You are seconds from the beach. Just be aware of north coast beach precautions. There are rip currents and cold water, don't go in! Be aware of...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank lentz316
Reviewed 22 May 2016

Love to drive and stop at the roadside, it's refresh and quiet. Been here to see the sunset, sometimes slow down your speed will take you a new world. If you want more exercises, just walk along the side/ocean.

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank Carolyntw
Reviewed 11 March 2016 via mobile

It's so nice to put of nowhere see the ocean on one side of the road and the eel river on the other side. Love to pull over and take it all in, one of the best sites in the state hands down.

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank Kristi H
Reviewed 16 August 2015

Freshwater Lagoon is a peaceful place to use small watercraft, such as canoes and kayaks, launched at the north-end boat ramp. This small lagoon -- really a lake now -- is accessed by a short dirt road exiting Highway 101 at its northern terminus. The...More

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank suleewilson
Reviewed 15 October 2013

This is a happy place for us. Good for fishing. 101 is too close for a dog. More characters. . .OK. Immense dunes across the road, and a very big ocean.

Date of experience: October 2013
Thank Ashlandbuck
Reviewed 22 June 2013

Nice place to stop and look around. Great for wildlife watching. Very peaceful. There is a hike we were unable to do that would be worth a look.

Date of experience: June 2013
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