Why should I visit Seiku, WA and Callam Bay, WA?
Seiku and Clallam Bay are sleepy communities where visitors can escape the hustle and bustle of daily life and spend hours wandering the quiet, pristine beaches.
Where are Seiku and Callam Bay, Washington?
Clallam Bay is on the northern Olympic Peninsula along the Juan de Fuca Strait. The community is accessible by the Olympic Highway 101 west. Take the WA 113/112 exit north.
What sort of Services and Amenities do Clallam Bay and Seiku offer?
Clallam Bay and Seiku are very small communities, but they do have small general stores. There are a number of small inns, B&Bs, and RV camps in the area.
What can I do or see in Clallam Bay and Seiku?
- Fishing: By boat or on shore, Clallam Bay is unique for its populations of large Atlantic fish and river fish. The local waters seasonally feature robust Pacific halibut, several types of rockfish, resident "blackmouth" salmon, stunning Coho salmon, and the giant Chinook salmon. Check in with a ranger before you cast off as a fishing license is required and regulations change from season to season.
- Bird Watching: The shores of Clallam Bay are home to hundreds of species of birds. While gulls, ducks, and shore birds are plentiful, Murrelets, Murres, and puffins are prized sightings. In the fall and spring, thousands of Canadian geese, trumpeter swans, falcons, hawks, and sandhill cranes migrate through this area. Between January and April, hundreds of bald eagles 'winter over' from the north.
- Diving: The crystal clear waters of the Clallam Bay provide a great opportunity to get a good look at the colorful sea stars, huge anemones, and even meet an octopus. Best to bring a wetsuit, the water can be chilly!
- Kayaking: With calm waters, the bay is a great place for both beginners and experienced kayakers to view sea life, birds, and land creatures such as elk and goats. Keep an eye out, young gray whales occasionally come into the bay to feed.
- Beachcombing and Clamming: Large and interesting sea shells often get swept onto the shores of the bay. In low tides, visit tidal pools for anemones, starfish, mussels and clams!