Crescent Bay


Sea Kayak - Crescent Bay

We’ll head out through the surf at Crescent Beach Bay, heading north east to explore Tongue Pt, Then on towards Observatory Pt. Once the tide begins to Ebb at 11:33am we will have the rest of the afternoon to explore everything that we come across that might be fun to play in. We’ll find a place along the way to stop for lunch; or we’ll raft-up and dine. Maybe we’ll see whales, sea lions, seals, or other creatures. Once we make Freshwater Bay Park we’ll shuttle back to our cars.

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  • Sea Kayak III/IV
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 4.0 nm
  • Maximum Wind: 15 kts
  • Maximum Waves: 3 ft
  • Pace: 3

Meet at these  coordinates.  48.1609403,-123.7055022, at 8:30am. It’s Salt Water Creek  Recreational Area,  that is located at east end of Crescent Bay, at the river.

We’ll be doing a shuttle to and from Freshwater Bay Park

Don’t forget your Discovery pass.

All paddlers should have experience with surf and surf landings.  And the ability to paddle in 2 to 3 foot waves.

 Proper immersion and/or protective safety gear:

  1.  Preferably Dry Suit (required)
  2. Helmet (required)
  3.  A tow belt if you have one.
  4. VHF radio if you have one.

 I’ll Notify everyone  Friday evening before the paddle of any changes or modifications because of the weather.

Be sure to bring a lunch and something hot to drink.

We’ll be off water by 4:30pm

After paddle we can all meet in  Port Angeles for dinner before heading home. Or if you're in a hurry you can skip it and be on your way. 🤷🏻‍♂️🙂


Crescent Bay

  • NOAA Strait of Juan de Fuca: Eastern Part No. 18465

    MapTech Cape Flattery to Whidbey Island No. 103
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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

These seven essentials plus The Ten Essentials are required on all sea kayaking trips.  All but the whistle and clothing should be provided with any kayak rental.

  1. Floatation in both ends of the kayak
  2. U.S. Coast Guard approved Personal Flotation Device (PFD)
  3. Paddle
  4. Spray skirt
  5. Bilge pump with floatation
  6. Self-rescue paddle float
  7. Waterproof whistle
  8. Appropriate clothing for the conditions encountered seasonally
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