Port Townsend: North Beach to McCurdy Point


Sea Kayak - Port Townsend: North Beach to McCurdy Point

North Beach to Point McCurdy

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  • Sea Kayak III
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 6.0 nm

North Beach County Park, Port Townsend. Meet at 9:15am

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Directions: Cross Hood Canal Bridge. Turn right on first exit to Port Townsend (Hwy 19). Merges with Hwy 20. Proceed into Port Townsend. At the light, on the left you will see the Co-op; Turn left here onto Kearney St. At the T junction, turn left on Blaine St. Turn right onto San Juan Ave. Continue onto 49th St. Turn right onto Jackman St. Turn Left onto 57th St. Proceed to parking lot.

Bathrooms available at launch only.

I expect this sea kayak trip to have this difficulty and these conditions.  View the sea kayak difficulties definitions on the Activity Types page.

  • Difficulty: SK III
  • Wind: 8 kts
  • Waves: 1-2 ft
  • Route: West along the shoreline to Pt McCurdy, then back
  • Distance: 7 nm
  • Pace: moderate

Immersion wear required.

We should be protected from the south wind for this paddle, staying close to shore for protection


Port Townsend: North Beach to McCurdy Point

  • NOAA Approaches to Admirally Inlet Dungeness to Oak Bay No. 18471

    MapTech Puget Sound Chart No. 100

    Sea Trails Port Townsend, Dungeness Spit to Marrowstone Island WA103
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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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