Kalaloch

Travel Guide
Kalaloch

Beachcombers will love this seemingly endless sandy beach, where they can enjoy miles of idyllic coast, interesting driftwood and rare marine life.

Kalaloch is a long area of sandy beach, overlooked by steep, rocky bluffs. Amble along lengthy stretches of sand, look for rare marine wildlife, hike nature trails and picnic next to the Pacific Ocean.

The name Kalaloch is taken from the Native American Quinault language; it means “a good place to land.” The description is hard to refute, since visitors spend hours, or even days, exploring the stunning surroundings.

These pristine driftwood-lined beaches support rich and varied marine life. Come during March or April and bring binoculars. If you’re lucky you can track the journey of gray whales, who feed off Kalaloch on their annual migration down the coast. This area is also a haven for sea otters. These marine mammals were almost exterminated by hunters before they were reintroduced to the area in 1970. Look for their furry heads bobbing offshore.

Follow the sandy beach, admiring the natural treasure trove of gnarled driftwood logs and colorful stones polished by sand and waves. Many small tide pools are scattered along the coastline. Peer into the watery nooks and investigate the interesting collection of sea anemones and starfish.

Take the short self-guided Kalaloch Creek Nature Trail to the nearby coastal forests and discover more about local ecosystems. High bluffs in the area offer vast, uninterrupted views of the rugged Pacific coast. Bring your camera and climb up a safe trail to capture the magnificent landscape and seascape to preserve as lifetime memories. Be sure to linger to watch the sun sink over the ocean.

Reserve a campsite in Kalaloch and nearby South Beach or a cabin in the Kalaloch beach resort. Visit the ranger station, open in summer only, for information on the local area.

Kalaloch is easy to reach via the scenic ocean highway and is approximately a 40-minute drive south from the town of Forks.

Kalaloch Lodge
Kalaloch Lodge
3 out of 5
157151 Highway 101, Forks, WA, 98331
Fully refundable
The price is £297 per night from 30 May to 31 May
Stay at this 3-star beach lodge in Forks. Enjoy free parking, breakfast and a 24-hour front desk. Our guests praise the restaurant and the helpful staff in their ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (311 reviews)
"The food at the lodge was not so great, but still has premium prices."

Reviewed on 6 May 2022

Kalaloch Lodge
Private,Quiet,cabin,on 27 acres,w/ trails. near the Hoh Rain Forest Nat' l Park.
Private,Quiet,cabin,on 27 acres,w/ trails. near the Hoh Rain Forest Nat' l Park.
Forks, WA
Stay at this family-friendly cabin in Forks. Enjoy WiFi, on-site parking and a garden. Popular attraction Bogachiel Rain Forest River Trailhead is located nearby. ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (215 reviews)
Peaceful and cozy
"Thank you Kamala for such a lovely stay and for providing us with all the info we needed to fully experience your incredible property. We’ll be back!"

Reviewed on 24 May 2022

Private,Quiet,cabin,on 27 acres,w/ trails. near the Hoh Rain Forest Nat' l Park.
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Private,Quiet,cabin,on 27 acres,w/ trails. near the Hoh Rain Forest Nat' l Park.
Private,Quiet,cabin,on 27 acres,w/ trails. near the Hoh Rain Forest Nat' l Park.
Forks, WA
Stay at this family-friendly cabin in Forks. Enjoy WiFi, on-site parking and a garden. Popular attraction Bogachiel Rain Forest River Trailhead is located nearby. ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (215 reviews)
Peaceful and cozy
"Thank you Kamala for such a lovely stay and for providing us with all the info we needed to fully experience your incredible property. We’ll be back!"

Reviewed on 24 May 2022

Private,Quiet,cabin,on 27 acres,w/ trails. near the Hoh Rain Forest Nat' l Park.
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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