Sekiu WA

Sekiu WA. Info on attractions, lodging and restaurants in the village of Sekiu in Clallam County on the Olympic Peninsula, plus a gallery of photos featuring the Sekiu area.

Sekiu and Clallam Bay WA are sister cities, each perched at opposite ends of the bay of water known as Clallam Bay. Clallam Bay is part of the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Sekiu is accessible either by water, or via Highway 112, which connects Port Angeles WA in the east with Neah Bay in the west.

About Sekiu WA

Visitor Center serves both Clallam Bay and Sekiu WAThis Visitor Center serves both Clallam Bay and Sekiu WA
  • Sekiu is pronounced "SEE-cue"

  • According to Census Reporter: The 2017 estimate of Sekiu WA population stands at 50. (2010 census counted a population of 27)

  • Town size is 0.1 square mile

  • Population density is 390.7 people per square mile

  • Median age is 40.3. Ethnicity is mainly white.

  • The two towns of Sekiu and Clallam Bay are a scant 2.5 miles apart, are considered "sister cities," and share a Chamber of Commerce

  • Clallam Bay Visitors Center, 16753 WA-112, Clallam Bay, WA 98326
    Phone: +1-360-963-2339. Check the website for fishing information and local fishing derbies and contests.

  • Find the Chamber's Visitor Information Center in "downtown" Clallam Bay on Highway 112 where the road bends sharply as it heads west.

  • Average rainfall in the area is 95 inches (241.3 cm) per year, most of it in autumn, winter, and spring.

  • Average year round temperatures range from 41 F (5 C) in the dead of winter, to just 58 degrees F (14.44 C) in mid-summer.

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Getting to Sekiu WA

Sekiu WA

Port Angeles is 52.2 miles (km) east of Sekiu. The drive will take approximately 1 1/4 hours. But, if your starting point is not Port Angeles, then:

  • Clallam Bay is 2.3 miles (3.7 km) east of Sekiu, approx 4 minutes drive. I'm told you can walk the distance in 45 minutes along the sandy crescent beach of Clallam Bay.
  • Neah Bay is 18.8 miles (30.25 km) west of Sekiu, approx 31 minutes drive
  • Forks is 30.7 miles (49.4 km) south of Sekiu, approx 38 minutes drive
  • Sequim is 68.8 miles (110.7 km) east of Sekiu, approx 1 hour 34 minutes drive
  • Port Townsend is 99 miles (159.3 km) east of Sekiu, approx 2 hours 13 minutes drive

Things to Do in Sekiu 

Go Fishing!

Sekiu Harbor gangway, complete with fish-cleaning sinks. Olympic Peninsula, Washington State.Sekiu Harbor gangway, complete with fish-cleaning sinks.

Charter fishing boats can help you with that. Fish for halibut, salmon, bottom-fish and more, out of Sekiu or Neah Bay. Captains have multiple years experience, can take up to six anglers usually, and also provide all the gear.

Sekiu Charters, 444 Front Street, Sekiu, WA 98381

Excel Fishing Charters, 1562 WA-112, Sekiu, WA 98381

Go Hiking, Kayaking, Whale Watching, Beachcombing

2 miles of Clallam Bay shoreline are open for the outdoor and water activities of your choice. The shoreline in the photo above stretches between Sekiu and the town of Clallam Bay out of the photo to the right.

Plus, there are multiple turnouts along Hwy 112 providing immediate access to the Strait of Juan de Fuca. One of these turnouts is at 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.

The Whale Trail includes Shipwreck Point. Perhaps as you  view and hike the area, you'll also catch sight of these mammoth mammals, whether orca whales, humpback, or other species. Shipwreck Point is open sunrise to sunset. Olympic National Park visitor's pass not needed. Several small pull-outs have access to the beach.

If it is whale watching you're interested in, go to Sekiu Overlook, binoculars in hand.

This is because whale watching from the vantage point of land is not always as advantageous as watching whales from the deck of a boat. 

Getting There: On Hwy 112 heading west, go past the turnoff into Sekiu (Front Street). Immediately after the junction is the overlook and parking area, which overlooks the Sekiu and its harbor. If you've timed your visit with the Chinook salmon spawn, you might get lucky as see orcas that have come right into the harbor.

Find more Whale Trail info at the Clallam Bay page.

Check out Points West or South

A number of attractions west of Sekiu WA may pique your interest:

Or, head south to the big town (relatively speaking!) of Forks Washington 

Restaurants in Sekiu WA

By the Bay Cafe

Delicious hamburger and fries at By The Bay Cafe in Sekiu WA, North Olympic Peninsula.Good thing the food is delish!

By The Bay Cafe

343 Front Street, Sekiu, WA  98381

Tripadvisor Reviews of By The Bay Cafe in Sekiu, WA

Tripadvisor ranks this restaurant #1 of 1 restaurant. Yes, there really is just one restaurant in Sekiu. Nevertheless, my friend Candi and I ate very well here. The place is not big, but it has earned its "favorite" status with locals and visitors.

If necessary, check for restaurants in Clallam Bay, or head into Neah BayForks, Joyce, or Port Angeles, depending where your travels take you next.

Lodging in Sekiu WA

All of the lodging in this area caters to fishermen and lovers of the quiet, rustic and simple. Here are a few selections:

Curley's Resort & Dive Center

291 Front Street, Sekiu, WA 98381
+1-360-963-2281; +1-800-542-9680

Tripadvisor Reviews of Curley's Resort and Dive Center in Sekiu WA 

Basic motel rooms or cabins. Curley's offers dive and fishing information, boat/kayak rentals, and scuba equipment rentals/sales/supplies. See website for details and rates.

Straitside Resort

Straitside Resort, 241 Front Street, Sekiu, WA 98381

Tripadvisor Reviews of Straitside Resort in Sekiu WA

Straitside Resort provides lodging with a cottage flair. Motel rooms, some with kitchenettes.

Mason's Olson Resort

Mason's Olson Resort, 444 Front Street, Sekiu, WA 98381

Tripadvisor Reviews of Mason's Olson Resort in Sekiu WA

Great fishing location, rustic motel/cabins/camping sites, moorage also available.
Rates: See website for details.

Chito Beach Resort

Chito Beach Resort

7639 Highway 112, Sekiu, WA  98381

Tripadvisor Reviews of Chito Beach Resort in Sekiu WA

Chito Beach Resort is located 8 miles west of Sekiu. You can reserve one of six charming and rustic waterfront cabins. Each comes with a full kitchen with all supplies, linens, picnic table, charcoal grill, HDTV, wireless internet, and use of the grounds, including outdoor games. Open April through October.

Rates depend on cabin and season.

The grounds of Chito Beach Resort are pictured here. There's a reason why this facility has garnered 5 stars - beautiful grounds and excellent customer service.

Chito Beach Resort, Sekiu WAChito Beach Resort, Sekiu WA
Sea stack at Chito Beach Resort, Sekiu WASea stack at Chito Beach Resort
Chito Beach Resort, Sekiu WAChito Beach Resort, Sekiu WA

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View of Strait of Juan de Fuca and Vancouver Island from Highway 112, Olympic Peninsula.View of Strait of Juan de Fuca and Vancouver Island from Highway 112 not far from Sekiu WA

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