Pacific Beach

Southwest Washington Coast, Washington

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  • Pacific Beach from the North Entrance off of Analyde Gap Road.- Pacific Beach
  • Pacific Beach from the North Entrance off of Analyde Gap Road.- Pacific Beach
  • Pacific Beach from the North Entrance and a view of Analyde Gap Road.- Pacific Beach
  • Commercial razor clam diggers from the Quinault Tribe on Pacific Beach.- Pacific Beach
  • Commercial razor clam diggers from the Quinault Tribe on Pacific Beach with Copalis Rock in the distance.- Pacific Beach
  • Pacific Beach and the view north toward Point Grenville.- Pacific Beach
  • Commercial razor clam diggers from the Quinault Tribe on Pacific Beach.- Pacific Beach
  • Pacific Beach.- Pacific Beach
  • Commercial razor clam diggers from the Quinault Tribe on Pacific Beach.- Pacific Beach
  • The vault toilet facility at Roosevelt Beach Road on Pacific Beach.- Pacific Beach
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Broad and flat sandy beach. Easy access.
Cons: 
Motor vehicles permitted on beach.
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Region:
Southwest Washington Coast, WA
Congestion: 
Moderate
Day-Use/Parking Pass Required:
Not Required
Beach:
Open, sandy beach
Tide pools: 
No
Wildlife: None
Current Local Weather:
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Today

Partly cloudy until afternoon.
64°F
57°

Mon

Partly cloudy until afternoon.
67°F
56°

Tue

Partly cloudy until afternoon.
66°F
56°

Wed

Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
64°F
57°

Thu

Partly cloudy in the morning.
64°F
57°

Fri

Clear throughout the day.
65°F
56°

Sat

Clear throughout the day.
67°F
56°
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Adventure Description

Adventure Description

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Pacific Beach is a nearly 5-mile stretch of broad, sandy shoreline* at the northern end of Washington's North Beach. 

Stretching nearly 26 miles from Grenville Point south to the North Jetty at Point Brown, the North Beach section of Washington's coast is characterized by an extremely flat profile that produces large tidal fluctuations and the perfect habitat for Pacific razor clams. Although only occasionally open to the general public, commercial harvests of the clams by the Quinualt Nation will draw hundreds of local resident to the beach, a centuries-old tradition of subsistence digging and collecting.

In the late summer locals also gather to celebrate the Kelper's Festival + Shake Rat Rendezvous. Celebrated Labor Day weekend, the event includes a parade, live music, food carts, and logging and shake mill competitions. One week later, Pacific Beach hosts its annual Wind Kite Festival.

Note: Before heading out, check with the Washington Department of Fish + Wildlife for shellfish digging regulations.

* Technically, Pacific Beach and Moclips Beach together are called Mocrocks Beach, which includes the continuous section of beach between the Moclips River and Copalis River estuaries.

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(10 within a 30 mile radius)

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(25 within a 30 mile radius)

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