Kalaloch Beach + Rocks

Olympic National Park

Western Olympic Peninsula, Washington

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Kalaloch Beach + Rocks

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  • Kalaloch Beach and Rocks.- Kalaloch Beach + Rocks
  • Kalaloch Beach and Rocks.- Kalaloch Beach + Rocks
  • California mussel (Mytilus californianus) and acorn barnacles (Balanus glandula) at Kalaloch Beach and Rocks.- Kalaloch Beach + Rocks
  • Giant Green Anemone (Anthopleura xanthogrammica) at Kalaloch Beach and Rocks.- Kalaloch Beach + Rocks
  • Giant Green Anemone (Anthopleura xanthogrammica) at Kalaloch Beach and Rocks.- Kalaloch Beach + Rocks
  • View of Kalaloch Lodge and Cabins from Kalaloch Beach.- Kalaloch Beach + Rocks
  • Anemone, barnacles and mussels at Kalaloch Beach and Rocks.- Kalaloch Beach + Rocks
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Pros: 
Excellent tide pools. Wide beach. Nearby lodge and cabins.
Cons: 
None.
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Region:
Western Olympic Peninsula, WA
Congestion: 
Moderate
Location type: 
Sandy beach
Parking Pass: 
Not Required
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Adventure Description

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Pronounced "Clay-lock" by locals and meaning "good place to land" in Quinault, Kalaloch Beach and Rocks lie at the mouth of Kalaloch Creek along the mile-wide stretch of Olympic National Park. Sitting just below Kalaloch Lodge + Cabins, Kalaloch Beach is also a name that is often used to refer to the entire 15-mile stretch of Olympic Peninsula coastline that is easily accessible by Highway 101. This beach stretches from Ruby Beach to the north to South Campground + Ashenbrenner Day Use Area on its southern end.

With a shoreline strewn with massive piles of driftwood, the area is an ideal place for casual beach combing and an exploration of Kalaloch Rocks at low tide. These rocks reveal tide pools that are full of marine life, including giant green anemone, California mussels and countless barnacles.

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