A Must See….

La Push, Washington is truly a must see…

La Push is the north-most point of Washington’s Pacific Coast beaches. This little oasis lies the Olympic National Park’s National Wildlife Refuge. La Push Beach is a series of beach chains called Beach 1, 2, & 3. These beach’s most prominent natural growth is the Sitka, Spruce, and Evergreen trees that populate the shore.

Beach 1, is a wide, crescent-shaped, sandy beach with sea stacks between the beach and the western amazing sunsets. If you time your visit just right, you can catch the whale migration. Whales can be seen from the beach itself. Altogether there are about 23,000 whales estimated to make this annual migration. While visiting or camping there we recommend that you arrive in time with a low-tide. The Pacific Northwest low-tide tide pools are amazing and full of active creature from the cold Pacific Northwest Seas. You will find endless marine wildlife from colorful sea stars, to anemones, urchins and even mussels making their way through life.

Beach 2, has trails that start at the Quileute Indian Reservation, and spans about a mile before you reach the coast. Beach 2 is the longest and flattest of the three beaches. With the beautiful protruding headlands and steep bluffs each beach is isolated from each other. Sea stacks are mixed throughout the small islands and are known as the Quileute Needle. They are part of a wildlife preserve called; Quillayute Needles National Wildlife Refuge.

Beach 3, is a little over a mile hike from the road with views of Strawberry Bay. Beach 3 is the one which tends to consist of majority of sea stacks and driftwood. In this beach there is an isolated non-developed cove at Taylor Point. This is where you can explore a waterfall that falls directly onto the beach where tide pools are and are mostly secluded.

These three beaches nestled in Pacific Northwest is a must see on any travelers list.

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Sea Star in a Tide Pool at Second Beach, Olympic National Park

 

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