Clayton Beach


Day Hike - Clayton Beach

Tidepooling and bird watching along trail to and along Clayton Beach

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  • Easy+
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 1.2
  • Elevation Gain: 190 ft

We will all meet at 8:00 AM at the 65th Street P&R - north side of 65th street & then Ash Way P&R at 8:25 or 8:30 AM. We will regroup at the upper Larrabee State Park parking lot at 10:00 AM. There is a sign 400’ before the parking lot that says Lost Lake Day Use Parking 400 ft Ahead.

Birding: First, we will bird for about an hour on the Clayton Beach trail -- fairly short & easy. We will be stopping regularly to look at nature. This is not an A to B type of walk.


Low Tide Beach Exploration: The beach is generally an easy walk & you can limit yourself to the easy sections & have a good outing. However, some really interesting sea life requires a bit of scrambling over & around slippery very large boulders & such……lots of bending, stooping , squatting etc.

BE AWARE: a lot of exploration can be done by wading along the level sandy shoreline up to mid thigh. You will miss an amazing experience if you do not wade.


Clayton Beach

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

  1. Navigation
  2. Sun protection
  3. Insulation (extra clothing)
  4. Illumination
  5. First aid supplies
  6. Fire
  7. Repair kit and tools, including knife
  8. Nutrition (extra food)
  9. Hydration (extra water)
  10. Emergency shelter
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