Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary Visitor Information section includes Visitor Maps, Featured Places, Discovery Center, Things To Do, and Visitor Links
Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary Visitor Information section includes Visitor Maps, Featured Places, Discovery Center, Things To Do, and Visitor Links
Welcome to the Olympic Coast National Marine 
Sanctuary web site. Here you'll discover the marine life and extraordinary habitats 
that make up this sanctuary and our continuing efforts to conserve 
these ocean and coastal treasures.
Photo of a little girl building sand castles on the beach Over three million people visit the Olympic Peninsula each year, drawn by breathtaking scenery, invigorating outdoor sports, the experience of solitude and the opportunity to enrich their lives by learning about nature and Native American cultures.

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Explore miles of remote Olympic beaches, and discover the solitude of wilderness.
Set in the northwest corner (see Maps) of the Lower 48 States, the Olympic Peninsula is renowned for its remote beaches and spectacular scenery - whether in the mountains or along the coast. The Olympics reward those who come prepared. Equip yourself with a sense of adventure and adequate information about the many destinations and attractions that set this corner of the world apart.

We've included travel tips on Featured Places. We are happy to point you to partner organizations whose missions include serving the visitor. Follow the links to more detailed information.

Photo of people at the Olympic Coast Discovery Center
The Olympic Coast Discovery Center is a great place to start your adventures.
When you pass through Port Angeles as you head east, west, or north (to Victoria, BC), stop in at our Olympic Coast Discovery Center, located in "The Landing," on the Port Angeles waterfront. The Olympic Coast Discovery Center has information for the whole family about our work in marine conservation, the animals and habitats of the Olympic Coast and the part you play in protecting our marine environment. Staffed by trained docents during the summer months, the Olympic Coast Discovery Center is a good launching point for your travels to the coast.

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Every trip to the ocean's edge provokes our curiosity and sense of wonder.
Check out our Things To Do page. Whether it's surfing, tidepooling, diving or hiking, you'll get solid local knowledge about the best places to go.

See our Visitor Links page for additional information, including Weather and Tides.


 

Contact for page content: Robert Steelquist


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