Photo Journal: Cape Flattery

Cape Flattery is the most Northwest point in the mainland USA! Read on for directions on how to get here, things to see along the way, and tips on what to bring!

Earlier this January, Berty and I took a trip with Esther and Jacob from The Local Adventurer to the Olympic/Washington Coast. We spent the entire day driving, and made some iconic stops at Lake Crescent and Cape Flattery. The four of us (Esther, Jacob, Berty and I) chose to do this trip because Cape Flattery was on each of our bucket lists! (Local Adventurer’s, and ours). Berty and I love traveling with new friends, and it was a day full of laughter and connecting with nature and each other. Those are the two things Berty and I love best: exploring the PNW and meeting new people!


Photo Journal: Cape Flattery & More


Lake Crescent

We were lucky enough to come in the early morning when the water was calm and we essentially had the lake to ourselves. It has been awesome to see this lake in all seasons, the winter especially bringing muted tones and darker colors. It’s a pleasure to return; it seems like every time we see something different!

SEE MORE: Lake Crescent in the Fall

Clallum Bay

This wasn’t a planned stop, however we were so intrigued by the rock figures in the water we just had to pull over and take a closer look. This shore especially was teeming with marine life. Gooey tubes piled up on the shore, which I later discovered are called Bull Whip Kelp. Ha! I was so intrigued by the life at my feet I could have easily spent all afternoon on that shore.


Cape Flattery

This was my first time at Cape Flattery but it wasn’t for Berty! I was pleasantly surprised with how large the park was. We easily spent 2 hours here, going from viewpoint to viewpoint soaking in the beautiful scenery. There is a point at the very edge (the ACTUAL most NW point of the main United States) where there is a gorgeous panoramic view of the ocean and coast on either side. You can even see Canada in the distance! We were so lucky that the sun came out to say hello as we were visiting too. It made for some beautiful photos! If you are planning your own trip here I would suggest packing a lunch, a jacket, and a camera!

HOW TO GET THERE: Click This Link From Seattle > Cape Flattery


But this isn’t the end of our trip….

We decided to end the day with a sunset at La Push! 

READ MORE: La Push Photo Journal

AND MORE: 5 Essentials To Bring To The Washington Coast

Thanks for reading!



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    Esther JuLee

    February 3, 2017

    Loooove how these photos came out! We had so much fun! Hope we can adventure again soon. πŸ™‚

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      February 3, 2017

      Yay! I’m so glad! Did Berty ever give you shots that we took of the two of you? If not, I’ll see if I can send them over soon. πŸ™‚

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    February 19, 2017

    LOVE this! Brings back so many memories of my time growing up in the PNW. I only lived there for summers visiting my dad, but wow I miss it! Also – I never knew the name of the gooey tubes! Hahaha, I remember telling my friends about them once I went back home to Texas in the fall and they never understood. Glad someone else gets it!

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      February 25, 2017

      I’m so glad it could bring back such fun memories for you! And yes, it would be hard to describe this tubes to someone who has never been! haha