Olympic Peninsula Sea Kayaking

The sea kayak routes in the Olympic Peninsula region are located along the north and northwest shore. This includes routes in the Strait of Juan de Fuca and Admiralty Inlet near Port Townsend.

 
... Preview: This 5-mile-long spit is a National Wildlife Refuge set aside for waterfowl and shorebirds. As many as 10,000 birds winter in the refuge, particularly the black brant. Sandpipers and other shorebirds ... Related information:... From the guidebook Kayaking Puget Sound, the San Juans, & Gulf Islands
Dungeness, WA - Sea Kayaking - 5 miles   
... Preview: In 2011, the largest dam-removal project in North America began to remove the Elwha River’s two dams. Aside from preventing the upstream travel of the river’s once 100-pound salmon, the dams also prev ... Related information:... From the guidebook Kayaking Puget Sound, the San Juans, & Gulf Islands
Lower Elwha Indian Reservation, WA - Sea Kayaking - 7 miles   
... Preview: Here is a taste of Washington’s outer coast just a few miles west of Port Angeles. Swells penetrating the Strait of Juan de Fuca are still large enough to make challenging surf on the area’s beaches a ... Related information:... From the guidebook Kayaking Puget Sound, the San Juans, & Gulf Islands
Lower Elwha Indian Reservation, WA - Sea Kayaking - 5 miles   
... Preview: Shine Tidelands State Park, north of the Hood Canal Bridge, features an interesting bay, lagoon, and a gravel spit, all preserved in this undeveloped state park. All this, plus easy access make this a ... Related information:... From the guidebook Kayaking Puget Sound, the San Juans, & Gulf Islands
Shine, WA - Sea Kayaking - 8 miles   
... Preview: Located less than two hours from Seattle, Indian and Marrowstone islands are a quick getaway with scenery and paddling opportunities rivaling those of the San Juan Islands to the north. Somewhat off t ... Related information:... From the guidebook Kayaking Puget Sound, the San Juans, & Gulf Islands
Lummi Indian Reservation, WA - Sea Kayaking - 11 miles   
... Preview: Originally named “Marrow-Stone Point” in 1792 by explorer George Vancouver, Marrowstone Island later gained popularity between 1920 to the 1940s for production of premium turkeys. On the north end of ... Related information:... From the guidebook Kayaking Puget Sound, the San Juans, & Gulf Islands
Lummi Indian Reservation, WA - Sea Kayaking - 15 miles   
... Preview: This quiet little bay north of Port Ludlow is just right for paddling practice or touring anchored yachts. The bay has a pastoral feel to it, with residences generally low key and set back from the sh ... Related information:... From the guidebook Kayaking Puget Sound, the San Juans, & Gulf Islands
Port Ludlow, WA - Sea Kayaking - 2 miles   
... Preview: In 2003, a construction project on Ediz Hook to build a state dry dock unearthed Tse-whit-zen (pronounced ch-WHEET-son), the largest Native American village ever found in the Puget Sound region. Much ... Related information:... From the guidebook Kayaking Puget Sound, the San Juans, & Gulf Islands
Port Angeles, WA - Sea Kayaking - 11 miles   
... Preview: Explorer Captain George Vancouver noted that the current location of Port Townsend, located on the northern tip of Quimper Peninsula, had a “fine deep harbor.” Like many towns in the Puget Sound area, ... Related information:... From the guidebook Kayaking Puget Sound, the San Juans, & Gulf Islands
Port Townsend, WA - Sea Kayaking - 8 miles   
... Preview: Three-quarters of the seabirds in Puget Sound nest on Protection Island, including about 17,000 pairs of rhinoceros auklets, glaucous-winged gulls, pelagic cormorants, tufted puffins, pigeon guillemot ... Related information:... From the guidebook Kayaking Puget Sound, the San Juans, & Gulf Islands
Sequim, WA - Sea Kayaking - 30 miles   
... Preview: The North Shore of the Olympic Peninsula has become a mecca for sea kayakers. When the wind is still, the fog has lifted, and the sun is out, paddling the protected waters along the Strait of Juan de ... Related information:... From the guidebook Paddling Washington: Routes in Washington State & the Inland Northwest
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