Strait of Juan de Fuca National Scenic Byway

Nestled along the Strait of de Fuca, this 61-mile coastal route begins west of Port Angeles. It’s long on curves (249 all together) and is a favorite among those who love remote places where wild forests meet the sea. The historic fishing villages of Clallam Bay and Sekiu offer an authentic Northwest outdoor experience.

Key points of interest:

  • Hwy 112 Whale Trail – Bring your binoculars and set your sites on frolicking pods and spouting blow holes. There’s a pretty good chance you’re going to see some whales during the migration in the spring and fall.
  • Salt Creek Recreation Area – Known world-wide for its tide pools, Salt Creek Recreation Area includes the Tongue Point Marine Life Sanctuary and Audubon Trail and hiking trails to Striped Peak. After leaving Salt Creek, drive west along Crescent Beach Road for views of the stunning beach and surf. The loop will take you to the town of Joyce and the photogenic, historical Joyce General Store