Kalaloch Beaches, Photo Gallery, Olympic National Park, Washington
Olympic National Park
The Kalaloch Beaches extend 15 miles south from the Hoh River mouth to the Queets River mouth on the Park's southern boundary. Kalaloch beaches are distinguished by contiguous miles of wide, flat sand with few major headlands, bays, coves or obstacles.
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While not known for tide pools, Brown's Point reveals one of Olympic's largest sea star populations
Gulls work on distributing a freshly caught crab
The beach entry point at Kalaloch Lodge
Kalaloch's wide, flat surface is ideal for beach running
Kalaloch Beach means 'a good place to land' in the Quinault language
Sneaker waves are defined as unusually large and powerful waves that reach much higher up the shore than normal waves
Dimples in the sand at low tide reveal the location of razor clams
Bald eagles are a common sight in the Sitka spruce-lined bluffs of Kalaloch
Tide pools on the three mile walk between Kalaloch Beach and Beach 3
In 2009, a visitor discovered a sea star fossil that was between 5 and 24 million years old