Crescent Bay


Sea Kayak - Crescent Bay

Rock gardening play around Crescent Beach/Freshwater Bay area -- SK V

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  • Sea Kayak V
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 6.0 nm
  • Pace: This trip will explore/play in features rather than paddle for distance

We will meet at 9:00 am at the parking lot on west end of Salt Creek Recreation Area of Clallam County, WA just adjacent to Salt Creek.  We will launch about 10:00 am.

Participants must have some experience in dynamic water and rock gardens. If you have this experience and would like time to play/practice,  join us for a day on the coastline between Crescent Bay and Freshwater Bay.

Wednesday, January 22, 2019:    Sunrise 7:55am / Sunset 4:20pm.   Low tide:  6:09am ( 5.8 ft);  High tide 10:19 am (6.8 ft);  Low tide 6:23 pm (-1.1 ft)

Expect to be on the water from 10:00 am to around 3:pm. We'll plan on eating lunch somewhere on one of the pocket beaches.

Dry suits, warm clothes, helmets and gloves are required.  Dress for winter temperatures. Bring lunch, snacks, water and something warm to drink.


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 eight 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 temperatures and conditions
  9. Dry suit MANDATORY
  10. Helmet MANDATORY
  11. Gloves
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