Washington Coast


The Washington Coast

The peninsula area of the Washington coast is the most remote, pristine coastline in the lower 48 states. It is mostly inaccessible with the exception of a few areas.

Neah Bay

The 900 person town of Neah Bay is the home of the Makah Indian Reservation. The area surrounding the town is very scenic, especially when experienced on the water. The area is inside the Strait of Juan de Fuca, giving it substantial protection from rough waters, and offering excellent fishing opportunities for small boaters. Hiking is popular on the Cape Flattery trail which is less than a mile long. It offers scenic views of nature.

La Push

La Push is a remote, isolated town and home of the Quileute Indian tribe. It is known for its excellent ocean fishing and its access to the remote peninsula rivers. The coastal area is extremely scenic, but lacks easy access from roads. It is best experienced through hiking or boating. The entrance to LaPush by boat is very rocky and many find it very troublesome to navigate due to the difficult rocky entrance.

Kalaloch

Kalaloch is a small community located on the bluffs above the beach on highway 101. There are several trails that lead to the beach, providing breathtaking views. The area has campgrounds where people can stay, as well as the increasingly popular Kalaloch Lodge. The National Parks Service has a 170 spot campground, and there are other smaller campgrounds in the area as well.

Summary

The Olympic Peninsula area of the Washington Coast is perhaps the most scenic coastal area in the country outside Alaska. It is the least visited by tourists due to its lack of commercialization. People who enjoy nature and getting away from civilization will find this area very much to their liking.