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Olympic Peninsula offers Variety of Water Sports
Kayaking, Stand-up Paddle Boards, Boating and Sailing
PORT ANGELES, Wash. — Surrounded by the Pacific Ocean on the west, the Strait of Juan de Fuca on the north, and the Hood Canal on the east, the Olympic Peninsula – Washington’s premier destination for eco-conscious travelers and outdoor enthusiasts – is home to beaches, rivers, lakes and the Pacific Ocean!
Surfers, sailors, divers and paddling enthusiasts will all find venues to enjoy their sport on the Olympic Peninsula. Stand up paddle boarding sites include Mason County and the Hood Canal. Kayaking is available on the Ocean, Hood Canal and freshwater lakes. Recreation and camping sites, boat launches, rental shops all make it easy to participate in water sports.
The Olympic Peninsula is home to miles of ocean coastline where visitors can dig for clams, explore tide pools, view the passing of the orcas and just relax on the beach. Surfers can enjoy the best in Pacific Northwest diving from beautiful ocean coastline to a natural fjord teeming with marine life or the deep waters of glacier-carved Lake Crescent.
The Strait of Juan de Fuca is a challenging sailing experience. Access is from Port Angeles Harbor, Sequim Bay, Port Townsend, Port Hadlock and Port Ludlow. A strong heritage of Wooden Ship Building inspires the Wooden Boat Festival held the week-end following Labor Day annually. Ocean fishing marinas are abundant and offer spectacular catches. Hood Canal, a glacial fjord containing secluded coves and beaches and marinas round out water access on the Peninsula.
When water sports are on the itinerary of travelers; the Olympic Peninsula fulfills the needs!
To learn more about the Olympic Peninsula or to plan your next trip, please visit www.olympicpeninsula.org.
About the Olympic Peninsula
The Olympic Peninsula in Washington is surrounded by the Pacific Ocean on the west, the Strait of Juan de Fuca on the north, and the Hood Canal on the east. It is famed for being home to Olympic National Park, over 600 miles of hiking trails and 73 miles of pristine, Pacific Coast ocean wilderness beaches. The Olympic Peninsula boasts a wide array of activities for families and outdoor enthusiasts alike, attracting visitors from near and far.