From humble beginnings to a beachfront haven:
In 1948, a dream and $200 led John Kinder and his wife Gisela to the mudflats of King Salmon, California. Drawn by whispers of abundant salmon and no convenient launch point, they set out to carve a life by the bay. Pitching a tent amidst the rich history of the area, where explorers first entered Humboldt Bay in 1850, they laid the foundation for what would become Johnny's At The Beach.
Johnny's Marina and RV Park, originally known as Main Landing, wasn't just a business; it was a family affair. As the salmon thrived and the business grew, so did the Kinder family. John, Michelle, and Judy learned the value of hard work firsthand, contributing to the marina and park alongside their parents. John, an avid commercial fisherman, instilled his spirit of adventure, while Gisela's dedication held the heart of the operation together. Their lives became synonymous with the stunning beachfront location, a testament to their resilience and pioneering spirit.
In 2021, the legacy continued as Johnny Kinder, son of the founder, took the reins. Honoring his family's heritage, he rebranded the park as Johnny's At The Beach. Joined by his niece Annie, they embarked on a transformation, building upon the strong foundation laid decades ago.
A new chapter begins for a local landmark:
As of January 1, 2021, Johnny's At The Beach LLC proudly became the sole owner and operator of Johnny's Marina and RV Park. With 53 RV spaces and 56 mooring slips, we offer a serene haven for adventurers and long-term residents alike.
But Johnny's is more than just an RV park and marina. It's an enduring icon of the Humboldt Bay community, woven into the fabric of King Salmon's history. This legacy is evident in the vibrant murals and signs throughout the property, each painted by local artists. These artistic expressions are a nostalgic nod to Johnny's position as a cherished community hub, while also reflecting the vibrant local talent.
Looking ahead, we are committed to not only preserving this rich history but also inspiring those who visit, live, and work at Johnny's. We envision a cycle of continual improvement, fueled by the positive energy of our guests, staff, and the surrounding community.