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Clallam Bay, WA

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Clallam Bay showing a small town or village and a river or creek

Secluded and unspoiled, this remote corner of the Olympic Peninsula is known for its fishing opportunities, along with birding and beachcombing.

Explore the wild and often deserted oceanfront of Clallam Bay. Pick from the range of ocean-based activities the area has to offer, from casual strolls to deep-sea diving.

With the community of Clallam Bay on the east side and the town of Sekiu on the west, Clallam Bay is a convenient and relaxing spot to spend a day or two on the Olympic Peninsula. Book a fishing charter and have a licensed captain take you out for a day, steer a kayak through the bay or lace up your boots and hike to find awe-inspiring ocean views.

Wander through the two charming local towns of Sekiu and Clallam Bay. Both towns were settled in the early 1880s. Although the livelihood of the towns once depended on industries such as logging, canning, leather tanning and fishing, today tourism and recreation keep the local economy alive.

Stop by Clallam Bay in summer and you’ll find the area at its liveliest, with tourists finding excitement or relaxation in the varied recreational activities. Enjoy a day spent on its scenic beaches or stay overnight at one of the local lodgings or campsites.

Ramble along the 2-mile (3-kilometer) beach that runs between Sekiu and Clallam Bay. Wander the shore to see what has washed up from the Pacific. Look for resident birds such as puffins and marbled murrelets.

The rich waters of Clallam Bay are a magnet for fishermen. Cast your line into the water and you might haul up salmon or halibut, or simply watch the professional anglers prowling the water from the shore. Adventurous travelers can go scuba diving and meet the colorful sea creatures in their habitat.

Clallam Bay is set on the dramatic northwest coast of the Olympic Peninsula, 50 miles (80 kilometers) west of Port Angeles. The drive from Port Angeles, which takes about an hour, is winding and incredibly scenic.

The Forks Motel
The Forks Motel
2.5 out of 5
351 S. Forks Ave, Forks, WA
The price is $181 per night from Aug 15 to Aug 15
Situated in Forks, this motel is 1 mi (1.5 km) from Forks Timber Museum and within 32 mi (52 km) of Rialto Beach and Lake Crescent. Kalaloch Public Beach is ...
4.2/5Very Good! (945 reviews)
"The rooms were modern, clean, cozy, and the beds were comfortable. Our bath and shower areas were good size and functioned perfectly."

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2021

The Forks Motel
Stay at the Best Olympic Peninsula Ocean Beach Retreat!
Stay at the Best Olympic Peninsula Ocean Beach Retreat!
Clallam Bay, WA
This Clallam Bay vacation home is on the beach, 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Slip Point Lighthouse, and within 12 mi (20 km) of Shipwreck Point and Cowan Ranch Heritage ...
5/5Exceptional! (33 reviews)
Great place with amazing view!
"Haley & Peter's place is just amazing and was so great for our kids! They spent hours exploring the tide pools or simply enjoying them in and around the house... which ultimately allowed the parents to enjoy their time as well :-) The view - even from the kitchen is fantastic. Thank you, Haley & ..."

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2021

Stay at the Best Olympic Peninsula Ocean Beach Retreat!
Pacific Inn Motel
Pacific Inn Motel
2.5 out of 5
352 South Forks Avenue, Forks, WA
The price is $184 per night from Aug 22 to Aug 22
Located in the heart of Forks, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Forks Community Hospital and Forks Timber Museum. Bogachiel State Park and Bogachiel Rain ...
4.4/5Excellent! (644 reviews)
"Was very clean and well maintained"

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2021

Pacific Inn Motel
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