In the morning, we enjoyed a cup of coffee sitting atop the bluff looking over the beach. We were soon joined by a flock of crows (and one seagull trying to fit in!)
Next up is a leisurely stroll on the beach. this is one of the few beaches in the Olympic National Park where dogs are permitted. Leashes are required, though many owners let their dogs run free.
One of the things we like best about the beach here is the "Toe-Dancing Tree" - a Sitka Spruce that has spent the last several years clinging to either side of a gully over a small waterfall. Some call it the "Tree of Life" and we were relieved to see it has survived another winter (so far)
While we prefer the campground here, there is also a lodge with bluff-top cabins about a mile further south. The lodge has a nice restaurant and sits perched above the mouth of the river. Cabins are available to rent with a choice of river or beach view locations.