- Things to Do
- Bird Watching & Wildlife Viewing
- Camping, RVing & Backcountry
- Culinary, Wine & Agricultural
- Cultural Activities & Galleries
- Day Trips
- Family Fun & Kid Stuff
- Farmers Markets
- Fishing & Shellfishing
- Golf & Other Sports
- Hobbies & Crafts
- Kayaking, Surfing
- Museums & Historic Sites
- Natural History
- Sailing & Boating
- Scenic Views & Tours
- Places to Stay
- Contact Us
Diane's New Itinerary for February 2010
Scenic ocean shores with easy access are found in the Kalaloch (pronounced clay-lock) area, 15 miles south of the Rain Forest Road on Hwy 101. Beach Trail 4 is a pebble beach with dramatic surf (beware of the strong undertow), tidal pools and is a popular place to dip for smelt (schools of small fish that spawn in the surf in warm, calm weather and can be caught with a large net). Picturesque Ruby Beach with a meandering creek, dramatic sea stacks, and drift logs is named for its sometimes garnet-colored sand. A gold mining operation was located here in the early 1900’s.
United States47° 36' 16.92" N, 124° 22' 15.96" W
THE BEACH IS CALLING YOU!
But not just any beach. Come visit awesome Rialto Beach. Not only is Rialto one of the most popular beaches on the Olympic Peninsula, it's also one of the most accessible. Park your car and you are there! So, if the thought of a long hike through rough terrain isn't exactly your idea of a great way to spend a relaxing afteroon, then Rialto is destined to be on the top of your list.
With its stunning views of the Strait of Juan de Fuca and Victoria BC, Salt Creek Recreation Area is the perfect setting for exploration and discovery. Salt Creek is home to some of the most exceptional tide pools in the Northwest. Come during low tide and you'll see starfish, sea cucumbers, crabs, sea anemones, and urchins among the plentiful sea life on display. Many of these tide pools are located at the Tongue Point Marine Life Sanctuary (which is underwater at high tide).
Salt Creek Recreation Area
Camp Hayden RoadPort Angeles, WA
United States48° 8' 12.6744" N, 123° 40' 47.7732" W