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.
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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:
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
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.
A number of attractions west of Sekiu WA may pique your interest:
Or, head south to the big town (relatively speaking!) of Forks Washington
By The Bay Cafe
343 Front Street, Sekiu, WA 98381
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.
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
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, 241 Front Street, Sekiu, WA 98381
Straitside Resort provides lodging with a cottage flair. Motel rooms, some with kitchenettes.
Great fishing location, rustic motel/cabins/camping sites, moorage also available.
Rates: See website for details.
Highway 112, Sekiu, WA 98381
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.
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