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Centerville Beach

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Overview

Located in the town of Ferndale, Centerville Beach is a very long and wide beach on the south side of the point where the Eel River meets the North Pacific Ocean.  Centerville Beach is backed by farmlands, swamps, and wetlands – and is a popular spot for birdwatching and beachcombing.  

Amenities

Centerville Beach is a dog-friendly beach and offers a couple of amenities including restrooms, barbecues, and driftwoods. If you are looking for additional amenities, there is a large white cross on a bluff at the southern end of the beach that pays homage to the 38 people who died in the SS Northerner shipwreck on January 6, 1860. There are many fun activities at Centerville Beach including horseback riding, birdwatching, beach driving, and beachcombing. Please note that it is recommended to have a car or ATV while driving onto the beach or else you might get an expensive towing bill. 

Activities

If you are looking for attractions near Centerville Beach, you can drive 34 minutes to Old Town Eureka, a historical district that is spread across 350 acres and contains 154 buildings from the Victorian era. Old Town Eureka hosts many monthly and annual events including Blues By the Bay, a street fair on the Fourth of July, and First Saturday Arts Alive! – an art event that features more than 80 local galleries, wines, non-alcoholic drinks, hors d’oeuvres, and performances by musicians, jugglers, poets, and fire dancers. The Clarke Historical Museum is located in Old Town Eureka and has an entire Native American wing with cultural and creative collections from the Wiyot, Yurok, Karuk, and Hupa tribes. Sequoia Park Zoo is home to many incredible animal species including brown-headed spider monkeys, white-handed gibbons, red junglefowl, red pandas, Orinoco geese, flamingos, and black bears. Another great attraction near Centerville Beach is Arcata Ball Park, a baseball venue where you can see the local collegiate team Humboldt Crabs play.

Parking

Getting to Centerville Beach is easy – after you get off of Highway 101, drive down to 3477 Centerville Road to reach the beach’s free parking lot that provides easy access to the beach.

Attractions

If you are looking for attractions near Centerville Beach, you can drive 34 minutes to Old Town Eureka, a historical district that is spread across 350 acres and contains 154 buildings from the Victorian era. Old Town Eureka hosts many monthly and annual events including Blues By the Bay, a street fair on the Fourth of July, and First Saturday Arts Alive! – an art event that features more than 80 local galleries, wines, non-alcoholic drinks, hors d’oeuvres, and performances by musicians, jugglers, poets, and fire dancers. The Clarke Historical Museum is located in Old Town Eureka and has an entire Native American wing with cultural and creative collections from the Wiyot, Yurok, Karuk, and Hupa tribes. Sequoia Park Zoo is home to many incredible animal species including brown-headed spider monkeys, white-handed gibbons, red junglefowl, red pandas, Orinoco geese, flamingos, and black bears. Another great attraction near Centerville Beach is Arcata Ball Park, a baseball venue where you can see the local collegiate team Humboldt Crabs play.

Restaurants

If you get hungry, you can drive 25 minutes to many restaurants near Centerville Beach. The Alibi is an American restaurant bar offering burgers, sandwiches, soups, cocktails, and has a long martini list. The bagel cafe Los Bagels serves house-baked bagels, handmade pastries, espresso, and bread along with other Mexican desserts. Another good restaurant near Centerville Beach is Renata's Creperie, a French restaurant known for its crepes, comfortable seating, and artsy walls.

Hotels

If you are looking for a hotel near Centerville Beach, there are many within a 30-minute drive. The upscale pet-friendly hotel Carter House Inns features a bar and boating, cycling, hiking, and canoeing tours. The 3-Star Best Western Plus Humboldt Bay Inn offers many amenities including a pool, spa, sauna, gym, and restaurant. If you are looking for an affordable hotel near Centerville Beach, the 2-Star Super 8 by Wyndham Eureka has a nice pool and welcomes pets.

Basic Details

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All Amenities at Centerville Beach

Amenities

  • Dogs

  • Icon for Beach AmenitiesRestrooms

  • Activities

  • Camping

  • Hiking

  • Icon for Beach AmenitiesSurfing

  • Rentals

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  • Kayaking Canoeing

  • Windsurfing

  • Access

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  • Parking - Street

  • Centerville Beach - Beach Map

    Top Traveler Questions

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Surf through our FAQs to help you find your perfect beach!

    Does Centerville Beach have parking? If so, is it free or paid?

    Yes, this Beach provides free parking at the entrance, although spaces are limited. Visitors can also find street parking nearby for easy access to the beach.

    Does Centerville Beach have lifeguards?

    No, this Beach does not have lifeguards monitoring the beach - please be careful when swimming on this beach.

    Is Centerville Beach a family-friendly beach?

    No, this Beach is not family-friendly and does not have restrooms, lifeguards, and nearby food.

    Is Centerville Beach good for swimming?

    Yes, this Beach boasts excellent swimming conditions, attracting swimmers of all skill levels with its gentle waves and clear waters.

    Does Centerville Beach have restrooms?

    Yes, Restrooms are conveniently available on or adjacent to the beach at this Beach.

    Is Centerville Beach a nude beach?

    No, this Beach maintains a family-friendly atmosphere and does not allow nude bathing.

    Is there food near Centerville Beach?

    No, this Beach does not have nearby food options - please plan your beach day accordingly.

    What are the activities at Centerville Beach?

    Yes, this Beach is renowned for its vibrant beach scene, offering various activities for everyone to enjoy Camping, Hiking, Surfing.

    Does Centerville Beach have accommodations for people with disabilities?

    No, this Beach does not have accommodations for people with disabilities.

    Is Centerville Beach a dog-friendly beach?

    Yes, bring your dog with you to this Beach!

    Is Centerville Beach good for surfing?

    Yes, surfing is an activity that is frequently enjoyed at this Beach.

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