Strait of Juan de Fuca North Shore

Port Townsend, Washington

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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 Fuca can be exhilarating. Canoe and kayak shops and liveries have sprung up in Port Townsend, Sequim, Port Angeles, and other towns along the North Shore to serve a growing cadre of paddlers. More than a dozen boat ramps and accesses lie along the shoreline. Paddlers may observe sea mammals and birds, explore tide pools and the mouths of rivers flowing into the Straits; they can beachcomb, picnic, and camp.
Paddling Washington: Routes in Washington State & the Inland Northwest

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Paddling Washington: Routes in Washington State & the Inland Northwest

by Verne Huser, Rich Landers, Dan Hansen, and Doug North (The Mountaineers Books)

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 Fuca can be exhilarating.

Canoe and kayak shops and liveries have sprung up in Port Townsend, Sequim, Port Angeles, and other towns along the North Shore to serve a growing cadre of paddlers. More than a dozen boat ramps and accesses lie along the shoreline. Paddlers may observe sea mammals and birds, explore tide pools and the mouths of rivers flowing into the Straits; they can beachcomb, picnic, and camp.

©  Verne Huser, Rich Landers, Dan Hansen, and Doug North/The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Sea Kayaking
Nearby City: Port Townsend
Distance: 0
Skill Level: Easy to Difficult
Duration: Discretionary
Season: Best: Year-round, except during threat of storm
Local Contacts: Dungeness Kayaking; Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge; North Olympic Peninsula Visitors Center in Port Angeles; Port Angeles Boat Haven Marina; Port Angeles Chamber of Commerce; Port Townsend Chamber of Commerce; PT Outdoors; Sequim Bay State Park; Sequim-Dungeness Valey Chamber of Commerce; Sound Bikes & Kayaks; Washington Department of Parks and Recreation Boating Information; Washington State Travel Information; WA Dept. of Fish and Wildlife website for Wildlife Areas and Access Points
Local Maps: USGS Port Townsend North, Gardiner, Sequim, Dungeness, Morse Creek, Port Angeles, Angeles Point, Joyce, Disque, Twin Rivers, Pysht, West of Pysht, Slip Point, Clallam, Sekiu, Neah Bay, Cape Flattery; NOAA charts 18471, 18465, 18460, 18464, 18468, 18484, 18485
Driving Directions: Directions to Strait of Juan de Fuca (North Shore)

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