Clam Beach, California

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Clam Beach is a locality[1] in Humboldt County, California. It is located 8.5 miles (13.7 km) north of Arcata,[1] at an elevation of 33 feet (10 m).[2] 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.[3][4]


  1. ^ a b Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Quill Driver Books. p. 38. ISBN 978-1-884995-14-9.
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Clam Beach
  3. ^ Mcphate, Mike (2017-06-27). "California Today: Surf, Sun and Bacteria". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2017-06-28.
  4. ^ "The Annual Beach Report Card 2017 Release - Heal the Bay". Heal the Bay. 2017-06-09. Retrieved 2017-06-28.

Coordinates: 40°59′40″N 124°06′43″W / 40.99444°N 124.11194°W / 40.99444; -124.11194