Birding

Ediz Hook 5.8 miles

Ediz Hook, pronounced edd-iss hook and known to the locals as the “spit”, is a narrow strip of land jutting out into the Straits of Juan De Fuca. It provides spectacular views of Port Angeles backed by the Olympic mountains. Just a short drive to see some local views do some bird watching or just enjoy the beach. You might see seals, river otters, great blue heron, sea ducks and birds, and even pelicans during their migration period to name a few. Check out the website below for more birding info.

Place Road Beach 13.3 miles

 This beach is at the mouth of the Elwha River which has since the dam removal project, been developing into a large stretch of sandy beach. The beach is frequented by surfers, birders and beach combers. It is an excellent place to enjoy watching the often spectacular sunset.

Salt Creek Recreation Area 19.5 miles

Salt Creek Recreation Area has a lot to offer! Explore the designated marine life sanctuary tide pools filled with anemones and other sea creatures, WWII bunkers and nature trails with views of the sea cliffs. Premier birding, Kayaking, biking, scuba diving, beginner surfing, swimming and sightseeing are just some of the things to do.

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