Beaches

Miles of Saltwater Shorelines

Clallam and Jefferson Counties combined have over 400 miles of saltwater coastline. The inland waters of the 61-mile glacial fjord of the Hood Canal, the glacier-carved Strait of Juan de Fuca, the Dungeness Spit and the wild, rugged Pacific Coast comprise differing habitats and nearly endless opportunities to explore.

Tide pooling, beach hikes and days-long backpacking excursions are a grat way to experience the calming rhythms of waves and tides and the view the wildlife and sea creatures of the tidal zone.

Location

Rialto Beach
United States
48° 13' 14.8224" N, 124° 7' 6.186" W
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Western Jefferson County Area Trails

Western Jefferson County

Area Trails

Rain Forest & Ocean Beaches

Before you hike,  you should be aware of some important things:

1.  Be prepared for changing weather, stay on trails, and take out what you bring in.  Help protect our National, Public, Parks.  For some trails listed you need a Park Day Pass.

Location

Olympic Peninsula Gateway Visitor Center
93 Beaver Valley Road
Port Ludlow, WA, 98365
United States
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Port Ludlow Area Trails

Port Ludlow Area Trails

A County Commissioner’s Favorite Hiking Trails
By John Austin  

Ludlow Falls Scenic Interpretive Trail  

Location

Olympic Peninsula Gateway Visitor Center
93 Beaver Valley Road
Port Ludlow, WA, 98365
United States
47° 53' 28.7952" N, 122° 43' 55.1532" W
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Port Townsend Area Trails

Port  Townsend

 Area Trails

By Karen Anderson

Fort Worden State Park

 

Where:   About 2.5 miles from the Port Townsend Visitor Center. 

· North on Sims Way, Turn left onto Kearnery

· From Kearney, turn right on Blaine

Location

Olympic Peninsula Gateway Visitor Center
93 Beaver Valley Road
Port Ludlow, WA, 98365
United States
47° 53' 28.7952" N, 122° 43' 55.1532" W
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South Mason County Parks

 

Location

South Mason County ParksWA
United States
47° 13' 23.8764" N, 123° 7' 15.7188" W
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Northeast Mason County Parks

 

Location

Northeast Mason County ParksWA
United States
47° 26' 47.994" N, 122° 52' 25.824" W
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Northwest Mason County Parks

 

Location

Northwest Mason County ParksWA
United States
47° 24' 39.2292" N, 123° 8' 10.1004" W
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Shellfish Gathering

Shellfish Gathering

Come prepared with buckets, boots and crab pots, and delight in the mouth-watering taste of Hood Canal shellfish. Oysters, crab, shrimp and clams can be harvested seasonally. Experience what locals know is the freshest and most delicious seafood in Washington.

Check current shellfish regulations for Hood Canal, then head this way for a fun day at one of Mason County’s many public access shellfish beaches.

Location

Mason CountyWA
United States
47° 45' 3.8664" N, 120° 44' 24.5004" W
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The Extraordinary Shi Shi Beach

Perhaps the most dramatic beach in Washington State.

Shi Shi Beach is located west of Neah Bay. Shi Shi (pronounced shy-shy) was named "best nature beach" by the Travel Channel. It's a day trip you'll remember. Shi Shi is an unspoiled beach and is reached by driving 66 miles from Port Angeles, through ClallamBay-Sekiu and on through Neah Bay, then followed by a 3.3-mile hike. The trip is well worth the time and one can enjoy the scenic beauty of Hwy 112.

Location

Shi Shi BeachWA
United States
47° 45' 3.8664" N, 120° 44' 24.5004" W
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Camping on the Beach

A great experience - camping on the beach.

Visit http://www.nps.gov/olym/planyourvisit/second-beach-trail.htm 

Location

Secon BeachLa Push, WA
United States
47° 54' 31.2588" N, 124° 38' 11.7744" W
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