Monday, June 16, 2008

Flat Point

This sandy beach is located where the beach rejoins the island after its brief seaward excursion out and around Flat Point, a small cuspate foreland (or a recurved spit) on the northwest shore of Lopez Island.

It's sandy, I suppose, because there isn’t sufficient energy to move gravel from the west side of the island around the corner to this more protected resting spot and also because their is simply lots of sand accumulating in this spot. Odlin Park, another north-facing pocket beach a little farther east is also sandy.

This is Upright Channel State Park, though as I recall, it may also go by another name. The beach in this largely undeveloped park is a 10 minute walk from the parking lot.

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