Port Townsend: North Beach to McCurdy Point

Sea kayak along the Port Townsend peninsula.

Launch point

North Beach: A county park at 5787 Kuhn Street in Port Townsend.  No permits are required, and porta-potties are available.

on the water

Because of eddies, current flows gently from west to east close to shore. Once you've paddled 100 yards west of North Beach, high bluffs protect from south winds all the way to McCurdy Point, but may be windy beyond that. Glass Beach (rounded sea glass marbles) is 100 yards beyond the McCurdy Point and a better landing, wind permitting.

Information for Leaders

The Mountaineers has a commercial use permit with Washington State Parks for all free and fee-based outings at state parks. Leaders should carry a print or digital copy of our  commercial use permit to show rangers they may encounter. 

  • Difficulty: Sea Kayak III
  • Length: 6.0 nm
  • 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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