Clallam Bay Washington. Info on attractions, lodging and restaurants in Clallam Bay, plus photos, and links to its sister city Sekiu across the bay.
The towns of Clallam Bay and Sekiu are located on the Strait of Juan de Fuca in the west end of Clallam County WA, where they straddle the crescent of sand and water known as Clallam Bay. They are accessible either by water, or via Highway 112, which connects them to Port Angeles WA in the east and Neah Bay in the west.
Port Angeles is 50 miles (80.47 km) east of Clallam Bay. The drive will take approximately 1 hour 7 minutes. But, if your starting point is not Port Angeles, then:
Head west on Hwy 112 toward Sekiu, just 2.3 miles west of Clallam Bay Washington, and check in with Excel Fishing Charters or Sekiu Charters.
Excel Fishing Charters, 1562 WA-112, Sekiu, WA 98381
Sekiu Fishing Charters, 444 Front Street, Sekiu, WA 98381
Fish for halibut, salmon, bottom-fish and more, out of Sekiu or even Neah Bay. The skippers have many years experience, can take up to six anglers, and provide all the gear.
2 miles of Clallam Bay shoreline are open for the outdoor and water activities of your choice.
Clallam Bay State Park: http://www.clallam.net/Parks/clallambayspit.html
Public access to Clallam Bay State Park is located at the sharp bend to the west in Hwy 112 near Sunsets West Coop. At the bend, bear right, not on Frontier Road, but turn into the driveway immediately following Frontier. You'll see a sign guiding you to the Public Access area.
You'll find a large sandy spit adjacent to Clallam Bay, a path and a bridge to the spit, and acres of space in which to beach-comb, watch for birds or whales, enjoy a picnic, and more.
Whale Trail: Website: TheWhaleTrail.org
The Whale Trail passes near Clallam Bay. You could visit any of these nearby Whale Trail points:
At each of these points is a large placard indicating details about the whales you are more likely to see in the area. Perhaps as you view and hike the areas of your choice, you'll also catch sight of these mammoth mammals, whether orca whales, humpback, or other species of whale and other marine life such as bald eagles, otters, seals. (You'll no doubt see a seagull or 10!)
Shipwreck Point: Located just a few miles west of Sekiu at mile post 6, this 472 acre State Natural Resource Conservation park is secluded with three miles of tidepools, coves and views of sea stacks and old growth coastal forest rimming the water. Shipwreck Point is open sunrise to sunset, and offers a Whale Trail placard. Olympic National Park visitor's pass not needed. Several small pull-outs have access to the beach.
Sunsets West Co-op
16795 Highway 112, Clallam Bay, WA 98326
Sunset's West Co-op offers a local selection of natural, whole foods, hot foods, and grocery, plus local crafts and art. They are open every day, 10 am - 7 pm, and are friendly and nice on a regular basis, I'm told.
15582 Highway 112, Clallam Bay, WA 98326
Hours: Sun-Mon & Wed-Thur: 8am-9pm; Tues 11am - 9pm; Fri-Sat: 8am-10pm
American food, breakfast, lunch, dinner; sandwiches, burgers, steaks, seafood, salad. Breakwater Restaurant is right on Highway 112 and a stone's throw from the water's edge, resulting in great views as you dine.
The address is Sekiu, but the location is Clallam Bay. Basic motel rooms, rustic feel, some rooms with kitchenettes. Free wi-fi, non-smoking, no pets. Bay Motel is located across the parking lot from Breakwater Restaurant, close to the water, and with easy access to Highway 112.
Call for information on rates.
Winter Summer Inn B&B
16651 Highway 112, Clallam Bay, WA 98326
This is a traditional bed and breakfast in a charming home with a view of the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Gourmet breakfast is included. Some rooms have a private bath, others have a half-bath and shared shower. Rates are reasonable.
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Along Hwy 112 between Joyce and Clallam Bay....
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