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US Coast Guard Station Humboldt Bay


1001 Lycoming Ave., McKinleyville, CA 95519

In Humboldt Bay, the summers are cool, dry, and mostly clear and the winters are long, cold, wet, windy, and mostly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 42°F to 64°F and is rarely below 33°F or above 70°F.


The warm season lasts for 3.2 months, from July 7 to October 13, with an average daily high temperature above 62°F. The hottest day of the year is September 11, with an average high of 64°F and low of 50°F.


The cool season lasts for 4.0 months, from November 28 to March 28, with an average daily high temperature below 56°F. The coldest day of the year is December 23, with an average low of 42°F and high of 54°F.


The wetter season lasts 6.1 months, from October 24 to April 27, with a greater than 23% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 46% on December 4.


The drier season lasts 5.9 months, from April 27 to October 24. The smallest chance of a wet day is 1% on August 3.

Humboldt Bay
Humboldt, CA

Cost of Living
In Humboldt, CA, the overall cost of living index is 111, which is 20% lower than the California average and 11% higher than the U.S. average. The following categories are used to calculate the overall cost of living index: goods/services (33%), housing (30%), groceries (13%), utilities (10%), transportation (9%) and health care (5%). From the list, it is clear that the categories of goods/services and housing are responsible for the largest portions of the overall cost of living index. As a general rule, everyday goods and services provide an accurate measure of the general cost of goods in any given city. In the case of Humboldt, CA, the city’s goods and services are 1% lower than the California average and 9% higher than the U.S. average.

Getting to Know the Area
Nature lover…sportsman…history buff…foodie…family traveler…patron of the arts. No matter what form your recreation takes, Humboldt County has something for you. Of course, your experience begins and ends with the Redwoods, but in between is a rich mosaic of public lands, beaches and waterways where outdoor adventures rule, and of picturesque small towns where the art of living is being perfected.


Resting on the edge of a beautiful enclosed bay, Eureka, California is a small city with a magnetic collection of cultural charms and an assortment of outdoor activities. The town is home to an array of stores, art galleries, and museums as well as several popular attractions such as Fort Humboldt State Historical Park, Blue Ox Millworks Historic Park and the Sequoia Park Zoo.


Perhaps one of the most impressive and unique things to see in Coastal California is the Coastal Redwood tree – the tallest tree in the world. Perhaps you’ve heard of the Hyperion? It’s the largest living known tree on planet Earth, at a height of 379.1 feet (115.5 meters), and it’s located in this very park.


Not too far away, Moonstone is another favorite and it’s easy to walk right out to. When the sun sets and the tide comes in, the reflections from all of the streams of water running into the ocean turn into a burst of color.


Check out these websites for a list of all of the great events going on in the area.  

Redwood Forest
Gold Bluffs Beach Humboldt