Friday, October 02, 2009
The towns of Sekiu and Clallam Bay sit in a small bay about 30 miles inside the entrance of the Strait of Juan de Fuca. The configuration of the bay gives rise to two large crescent-shaped beaches – basically pocket beaches – although Clallam Bay on the east is complicated by the presence, and fickleness, of the Clallam River.
This is the beach at the western end, extending from the Coho Marina west to the riprap, fill, and rocky shoreline of Sekiu itself. There used to be a railroad along the back of the beach although what’s left of its grade is gradually eroding away. This beautiful gravel beach gets muted swell from the open Pacific and occasional strong blasts from the northeast.