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Woodley Island, Eureka, CA

Eureka, Calif.-- Woodley Island sits across the bay from downtown Eureka. The small island contains Woodley Island Marina, Humboldt Bay Harbor Recreation and Conservation District U.S. Coast Guard and Corps of Engineers offices, Cafe Marina, Ship Shop, Celtic Charter Service, Baysail Tours and Hum-Boats Rentals. Note: some of the shops may change names.

When visiting Eureka, you may head over to the island by car to dine at the indoor / outdoor cafe that serves lots of delicious fish entrees, sandwiches, salads, and other meals. Be sure to visit the famous statue known as The Fisherman.

Bluff Lighthouse, a well preserved light station is easy to see when you park your car. It dates back to 1892.

Hum-Boats Rentals offer year-round kayaks and sometimes included guided tours. Certified by the ACA and BCU, the staff caters to all levels of paddlers. You can arrange your kayak rental by calling (707) 443-5157. Woodley Island Marina, Dock A, Eureka, California.

Drive to Woodley Island and park your car so you can get out and explore. A walking path offers convenience. There's dining, a gift shop with great souvenirs, photo ops with the Fisherman statue and the bay, and you can even book a fishing trip or take one of the harbor boat rides when they are available.

The Fisherman honors those "whom the sea sustained...and those it claimed." The statue was sponsored by the Commercial Fishermens Wives of Humboldt through community donations. It was dedicated in 1981.

Woodley Island Marina was dedicated by Humboldt Bay Harbor Recreation and Conservation District in 1981. Engineers on the project were Winzler and Kelly.

For information about Woodley Island in Eureka, California and Humboldt County, home of the giant redwood trees, contact the Humboldt County Convention and Visitors Bureau, at 800-346-2482.

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