SUNSET BEACH, MOCLIPS
Sunset Beach in Moclips is a fun beach. Dogs run free with
their human companions. It's a popular place to drive onto
the sand. Kite flyers, beachcombers, and razor clam diggers
are active. In the evenings, people will build bonfires away
from the beach grass. Homeowners along the beach have
erected interesting beach art out of sticks and driftwood,
including the pirate ship shown here.
The beach is reached down the Analyde Gap Road (recently
paved) at the Pacific Beach / Moclips boundary. The beach
extends north to the Quinault Indian Nation border, where a
tribal beach pass is required. In the distance to the north you
can see the collection of seastack rocks at Point Grenville.
This is also a great beach for winter stormwatching. Earlier
this year I drove down the Analyde Gap Road at the height of
a storm with 60mph winds. Out on the beach was a dead
seal washed up with an eagle beginning to peck at it. A
seagull stood nearby, waiting for his turn. I approached for a
closer look and it was the eagle which flew off, leaving the
seagull in possession of the meal.
Shown here is the spectacular cliff-top view of the Seashore
Dreams house at MoclipsVacation.com.
Article by Bob Kelly
Pictures by DeAnne Davidson
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