Pacific Beach is a quiet coastal village, the perfect destination to experience the rugged beauty of the Washington Coast. Wake to spectacular ocean views and the sound of waves crashing onto miles of sandy beach. Whether you travel North, or South, there is plenty to discover along this scenic coastline. This dramatic coastline with its wild surf attracts storm watchers and chasers year round. Unusually considered a state highway, take a cruise along the ocean side or complete your trip with a beach horse ride.
Pacific Beach has eight state parks within reach. Pacific Beach State Park’s sandy beach is the perfect spot to spend a day building sand castles, flying kites, fishing and watching the waves change with the tide. Clam digging season is from October to April and hundreds of visitors with lanterns, flashlights, shovels and buckets travel miles to collect clams along the coastline. Head North to the Olympic National Park, home to the Hoh Rain Forest, Lake Quinault and the Quinault Rain Forest, with several trails, waterfalls and hidden gems. For a taste of wilderness, Ruby Beach at Kalaloch is a short hike through the maritime forest. Head South to Grays Harbor, home to a National Wildlife Reserve, harbors, lakes, canals and miles of pristine beaches. Ocean Shores is a family friendly town bursting with fun activities for the kids, great shops and excellent restaurants. Between Pacific Beach and Ocean Shores sits the beautiful seaside town of Seabrook, a true beach town where everything in town is accessible by foot or bike. Relax on an unspoiled stretch of beach or explore the streets of shops and quaint restaurants.
Native American Culture
For a tribal experience, visit the Quinault Indian Reservation in Taholah. Through winter and summer their guides are available to give you a unique experience. Explore the Quinault National Fish Hatchery and visit the Quinault Cultural Center and Museum. Point Grenville on the Quinault Indian Reservation is a hidden treasure well worth a visit with two spectacular beaches. Taholah Beach is situated at the mouth of the Quinault River, backed by a scenic forest and wild waves. Beach passes are available from the Reservation.
From wild dramatic coastline to lush green rainforests … this coastline is a destination unlike any other