5 Best Beaches of the Pacific Northwest

1. Shi Shi Beach, Makah Indian Reservation, Washington

Shi Shi beach is located in the north-west corner of the United States in the Olympic Mountain Peninsula of the state of Washington. It is here where the Pacific Ocean waters flows into the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Governed by the Makah Indian Reservation, Shi Shi Beach is one of the remotest beaches of the northwest. It was once accessible only to kayakers and serious hikers but now the Indian tribe has extended the trail. The Shi Shi beach looks spectacular with beautiful looking sea stacks and Points of Arches formation. Visitors can also able to enjoy the glance of sea otters, eagles, and gray whales. Visitors must have to buy Makah Recreation Pass at the trailhead.

2. Samuel Boardman State Park, Brookings, Oregon

The Samuel Boardman State Park located in the state of Oregon. It is here, where the mountain ends and the beach begins offering spectacular vistas, isolated coves, and rugged cliffs. It is a 12-mile park that includes 27 miles of the Oregon Coast Trail. It is surrounded by hundreds of year old Sitka spruce forests, scenic waterfalls, and lush green jungles. Visitors must go to the forest trail to a 300 foot to view the spectacular rocky natural arches.

3. Cape Perpetua, Oregon

The Cape Perpetua is located south of the fishing village of Yachats in the state of Oregon. It is considered to be one of the most spectacular views on the coast of Oregon. You should be lucky enough to see the vast view from the Cape Perpetua on a sunny and clear day. Visitors can hike on the trail to see a 500-year-old giant spruce tree, or drive to a view point, or can hike on the trail that goes all the way up to the top of the cape. Some popular spots are Spouting Horn, Devil’s Churn. Devil’s churn is actually a crack in the rock where the large wave hits and splashes back large volumes of water hundreds of feet high in the air.

4. Lime Kiln Point, San Juan Island, Washington

The Lime Kiln Point is nice spot for the whale watching in the country. The San Juan Island is in the state of Washington that it can be reach by ferry from Anacortes. The Lime Kiln Point is expanded in 36-acre park situated on the west side of the San Juan Island which can be use only for the day use though. It is dedicated point to see the famous orca whales, minke whales, sea lions, seals, and otters. The peak season for whale-watching is from May till September.

5. Short Sands Beach/Oswald West State Park, Oregon

It is located just ten miles south of the most famous and crowded beach town of Cannon Beach. The Oswald West state Park in Oregon is very small, secluded, and very well kept and maintained state park.  The beach is just quarter miles hike from the park and is one of the favorite spots among the surfers, boogie boarders.

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