Mad River Beach is a bonfire
friendly beach operated under the Humboldt County Parks system.
Mad River Beach offers opportunity for
fires on the beach. Bonfires are permitted by may not be
over 30 inches in diameter and extend over 100 feet seaward of
vegetative dunes. The fires must also be 50 feet away from
flammable objects. Also mindful of the protected and endangered
species, the snow plover bird nests should not be touched, and
you should build your fires at least 300 feet way from birds.
It's OK to carry an armload of driftwood you may see and collect
on the beach, making this a real treat for visitors from big
cities where driftwood is barely found, much less permitted to
ocean temperatures can be chilly, ranging from 50 to 59
degrees throughout the year (see temps for Crescent City), and
average air temperatures range from 41 to 63 degrees (see
Eureka on chart), you'll be wise to bring a jacket most any time
of year and any season. In addition to temperately cool climate,
the average rainfall of around 40 inches makes rain a
possibility nearly any time.
Directions: Located 5 miles north of Arcata,
exit from Interstate Highway 101 west on Guintoli Lane and follow signs. For more
information, check out the county website, co.humboldt.ca.us.
And if you are looking
for hotels nearby,
Arcata Hotels feature affordable prices in this college town
with the Humboldt State, part of the California state