9 Clallam Bay, Sekiu&Neah Bay/Cape Flattery Photo: John Gussman Create a great family adventure with miles of beaches, dramatic tide pools, kayaking, surfing, scuba diving and hiking in nearby wilderness. Bird watchers and photographers flock to spot puf- fins, marbled murrelets, migrating swans, raptors, bald eagles and coastal birds, many of which winter on the coast. Gray and humpback whales, orcas and sea otters are frequent visitors to our shores. Sekiu is a world-famous recreational fishing destina- tion—record-breaking salmon and halibut have been caught offshore. The community offers all the services for sport fishing, including charter trips and boat rentals. Coastal Recreation Sekiu and Clallam Bay are near the turn-off road to Lake Ozette, located along a Pacific coast sliver of the Olympic National Park. Here hiking trails lead to miles of unspoiled ocean beaches. A nine-mile triangle hike from Ozette to Cape Alava to Sand Point passes ancient petroglyphs. To the north, Shi Shi Beach was named one of the “Top 10 Campgrounds for Experts” by Sunset Magazine in 2014 – because you must hike in. The trek is well worth it to experience one of the most spectacular stretches on the Olympic coastline. Neah Bay & Cape Flattery Neah Bay and the Makah Indian Reservation are at the tip of the Olympic Peninsula where Highway 112 ends and the Cape Flat- tery Tribal Scenic Byway begins. Visit the Makah Cultural Center to learn about the “Ozette Dig” and see archeological artifacts unearthed from a 16th century Makah village. Continue west to Cape Flattery – the most northwestern point in the contigu- ous U.S. and part of the Makah Indian Reservation. Follow the cedar-plank boardwalk trail to view the Pacific Ocean and Strait of Juan de Fuca. On clear days, spot Tatoosh Island, a sacred place for the Makah, and its lighthouse. Also look for sea caves, sea otters, cormorants, eagles and falcons. In summer, Makah interpreters on the trail share the history and culture of the area, plus traditional uses of native plants. There is no entrance fee to hike the trail, but a $10 annual Makah Tribe Recreational Permit, available at many local businesses, must be purchased. Points of Interest Diah Veterans Park & Fort Nunez Gaona Located one block west of Senior Center, open year round. Honoring all veterans who served from the Makah Reservation, this memorial is built on the former Spanish Fort Nunez Gaona. Whale Watching TheWhaleTrail.org • The Strait of Juan de Fuca is a hot spot for whale activity year round! Watch for gray whales feeding in the kelp reefs along the shore. Or catch one of our resident orca pods breaching in the waves. Makah Cultural Center 1880BayView•360-645-2711•MakahMuseum.com Open daily, 10am–5pm. • The world famous Makah Cultural & Research Center features many items from the “Ozette Dig” that yielded Makah artifacts from a village partially buried in a mudslide in the 1500s. The Ozette archeological collection is the largest pre-contact NW Coast Indian collection in the country. Whaling, sealing and fishing gear, basketry and replicas of a 60-foot cedar longhouse and oceangoing canoes are on display. Also visit the fabulous multi-cultural gift shop inside! Joyce Depot Museum 360-928-3568 • JoyceWa.com • Museum displays include railroad memorabilia and history, photos and artifacts. Waterfalls: Hoko, Striped Peak, Hi Hi Kwitht Eagles abound along Hwy 112. Shi Shi Beach: The Shi Shi trail is a 3.3-mile trail to one of the most spectacular sights in Washington State. This is a great surfing spot and among the most unspoiled beaches in the USA. Localmascot,Rosie, overlooksSekiu. Photo: Randall J. Hodges AviewofCapeFlattery Photo: NOAA Olympic Coast Nat’l Marine Sanctuary