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Ballard Elks Lodge & Beach, Shilshole Bay / Seattle

During Summer/Fall 2020 – Park on 6411 Seaview Ave NW.  *Arrive early to get a spot.

Address and Google Directions: 6411 Seaview Avenue Northwest

Meet me in the lot at my gold Subaru Outback with the red 14′ board on top. (Ballard Elks members can only park in the lot).

NOTE: There are No restroom facilities at this location or nearby during Covid-19.  Sorry for the inconvenience!

* Click Here for our What to Bring List

 

Shilshole Marina Small Boat Launch – Some Kayak Lessons Only

7755 Seaview Avenue Northwest, Seattle, WA 98117

Look for the Corinthian Yacht Club and Ballard Kayak locations. Park in ‘Visitors Parking’ at the very north end of Shilshole Marina.

Meet me in the parking lot or on the lower dock between the Yacht Club and fenced kayak and boat yard. (See Aerial Photo)

Deception Pass State Park @ Bowman Bay

1.5 to 2 hours from Seattle (no ferry) —Meet in Bowman Bay parking lot on the north end of the bridge.

Discover Pass or Day Pass Required. Or bring $10 cash for a day parking pass.

Directions: Click here for Google Map to Bowman Bay  – Quick directions: Take I-5 North from Seattle. Take a Left at Mt Vernon on Hwy 20, then another Left before Anacortes to Oak Harbor / Whidbey Island. The park is a few miles from there. **Note: Don’t cross the bridge. Exit on just past the 2nd lake on Rosario Road, then Immediately turn into the park at Bowman Bay.

Look for my Gold Subaru Outback.  * Click Here for our What to Bring List

ALERT: Mobile phone service is iffy in the park.  

Salt Creek Recreation Area (Surf Class or Tour)

3 hours from Seattle with ferry — 3506 Camp Hayden Road, Port Angeles 98363. Drive to Port Angeles. Continue on the 101 west of ‘PA’ and exit Right at Highway 112. Follow for a few miles and take Right on Camp Hayden Road. Follow to end, but don’t enter park. Follow curve of road to left and down hill past the Park. Pull into the free lot on the Right a few hundred yards below the Park entry (look for outhouse).

Use the backup lot above the first lot if needed. No parking permits needed. Look for my Gold Subaru Outback. Beware that you may get charged for Canadian cell service.

Click Here for our What to Bring List

Freshwater Bay County Park

3 hours from Seattle with ferry —144 Striped Peak Rd, Port Angeles, WA 98363. Drive to Port Angeles. Continue on the 101 west of ‘PA’ and exit Right at Highway 112. Follow for a few miles and take Right on Freshwater Bay Road. Follow to end of road to the boat ramp. Parking is free, no permits needed.  There’s a restroom available on the left.

Look for my Gold Subaru Outback. Beware that you may get charged for Canadian cell service.

Click Here for our What to Bring List

Hobuck Beach Resort

CLOSED in 2020 FOR COVID-19

Hobuck Beach is 5 hours from Seattle at the NW corner of the state. From Seattle you can take the Kingston or Bainbridge ferries or the Narrows Bridge to cross over.  Make sure to arrive early for ferries as summer traffic can have long lines. Use the WSDOT site to look up ferry schedules, ferry arrival and loading status. WSDOT has an app which can be helpful.

Hobuck / Neah Bay Travel Guide

**Once in Neah Bay, which is on Makah Indian Reservation, buy a Recreation Pass required for non-reservation members. You can buy one at the beach resort.  The Makah rez is dry, so bring our own alcohol.  There are stores there but best to bring all you own camping gear and food from home.

You can camp or get a cabin at Hobuck Beach Resort. Call asap for cabin availability.  There are limited other lodging options in Neah Bay.

DIRECTIONS TO HOBUCK BEACH RESORT —  Getting from Port Angeles to Hobuck:

Highway 101 – Take you past Lake Crescent which is pretty but can be long.  Then take Hwy 113 to Sekiu, then Neah Bay.

Highway 101 to Highway 112 outside or Port Angeles. This one is my preference as it skirts along the Strait of Juan de Fuca past other surfing beaches. It is windy, but a few minutes shorter than the lake route.

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