Beaches

Olympic National Park on Washington's States beautiful Olympic Peninsula has so much to offer visitors.  Opportunities to visit old growth, temperate rainforests, majestic mountains, glacial lakes, waterfalls and countless coastal beaches surround A Cozy River House cabins.  Abundant wildlife and nature abound in this unique area providing unlimited adventure and exploration.  

 

Below are just a few of the these attractions located in close proximity making A Cozy River House cabins the perfect home base from which to explore the west end of Olympic National Park!

RIALTO BEACH

25 minutes from A Cozy River House 
Rialto Beach a rocky beach north of LaPush on Mora Road that is very popular because of its easy access directly adjacent to the parking area.  Sit on driftwood logs and watch the waves crash on the shore.  Rialto Beach has picnic areas, restroom facilities and trash receptacles.  A great beach to visit if you don't have a lot of time, or if you're not a fan of walking trails.  Mora Ranger Station on the way to Rialto is open intermittently during the summer.

 

Useful Tips:

  • Entrance Fee - none

  • Occasional beach access closures due to road flooding.  Check for Alerts Here 

  • Leashed dogs are allowed on Rialto Beach during daylight hours

  • Recommended: Hole in the Wall sea-carved arch 1.5 miles north via the beach

  • Restrooms: Yes |  Food Available: No  |  Accessible: Yes

1st BEACH - LaPush

25 minutes from A Cozy River House 

1st Beach in LaPush is located on the Quillayute Indian Reservation. A drive-up easy access beach.  Big draws to this popular beach and area are fishing, surfing, and storm watching in the winter months.   

 

Useful Tips:

  • Entrance Fee - none

  • The shape of the beach brings in driftwood, also know as "killer logs", slowing down the waves and making it dangerous to stand in the tidal surf.

  • Dogs are allowed on 1st Beach

  • Restrooms: No |  Food Available: in vicinity  |  Accessible: Yes

2nd BEACH

20 minutes from A Cozy River House
Second Beach, our FAVORITE, is a spectacular sandy beach and one of the most popular local beaches. The .7 mile trail from the parking area/trailhead  takes you through the forest, down stairs built into the trail, and over drift wood to the sandy beach below.  See amazing tide pools with starfish, crabs, anemones, and other sea life accessed most easily during low tide.   

 

Useful Tips:

  • Entrance Fee - none

  • Be sure to bring water at TP*.  Be prepared to pack out your trash - no recepticles.

  • NO DOGS are allowed on 2nd Beach

  • Recommended: Tide pools during low tide  (check tide tables / NOAA tides & currents

  • Restrooms: *No - has outhouse |  Food Available: No  |  Accessible: No

RUBY BEACH

45 minutes from A Cozy River House

Ruby Beach is primarily a rocky beach south of Forks.  Well-known as a visitor favorite for it's collection of driftwood, reddish sands, magnificent sea stacks. Although mostly rocky, Ruby Beach was named for the ruby-like crystals found in the sand.

 

Useful Tips:

  • Entrance Fee - none

  • Occasional beach access closures due to road flooding.  Check for Alerts Here 

  • Dogs allowed on Ruby Beach 

  • Restrooms: Yes |  Food Available: No  |  Accessible: No

SEKIU BEACH

35 minutes from A Cozy River House

Sekiu Beach is on the Straits of Juan de Fuca on the way out to Cape Flattery in Neah Bay. Various turnouts along the road afford easy beach access. Spouting whales and playful sea otters can be seen in the water, and crabs and bald eagles frequent the beach.   On a clear day our neighbor, Canada, is viewable across the Straits.  While beachcombing be on the lookout for treasures like agates, green, turquoise, lavender, cobalt blue sea glass, or a prized marble! 

 

Useful Tips:

  • Entrance Fee - none

  • Dogs are allowed on Sekiu Beach

  • Restrooms: No |  Food Available: Breakwater Restaurant  |  Accessible: No

  • Public restrooms are located at the Clallam Bay Spit Community Beach County Park

Sea Otters at Sekiu Beach
Tiny Crab at Sekiu Beach

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