The small city of Bayside is waiting to host your next getaway to the Redwood Coast. It offers perfect balances: forest and coastline, rural and city. Our Bayside vacation rentals are just minutes from the “hippie haven” of Arcata, as well as redwood state and national forests, beaches, and more.
200 miles north of San Francisco and just off Highway 101, this aptly named town sits on the western shores of Arcata Bay. Several small islands within the bay are accessible by bridge, and just beyond that you’ll find the Pacific Ocean. Our Bayside cabin rentals are the perfect central spot to explore nearby towns, from the aforementioned Arcata to Eureka, the largest city on the Redwood Coast.
A quick three-mile journey will bring you to Arcata, known by locals as the Sixties by the Sea. Here you’ll find a progressive lifestyle and a fine sampling of the Redwood Coast’s iconic Victorian-style homes.
The town plaza is a hub for gatherings and events that add to the town’s lively atmosphere, including the Arcata Oyster Fest, Harvest Fest and All-Species Parade, farmers markets, and more. There’s even an annual Kinetic Sculpture Race, where entrants race human-powered artworks.
Our Bayside lodging is also a perfect home base for exploring the redwood forests, an untamed paradise surrounding the city and an absolute must if you’re traveling to the area. There are many ways to experience these incredible forests, from an easy drive down the Avenue of the Giants to difficult-ranking hikes. And of course, the nearby beaches are perfect for strolling, surfing, shell collecting, ocean kayaking, or just admiring the splendor.
It’s time you experienced this special place for yourself. Take a look through our cozy Bayside vacation rentals, your next home away from home.