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The Strait of Juan de Fuca Scenic Byway is one of the select locations in the United States that is on a Whale Trail – a premier place to watch whales on the North American continent.  Four locations are particularly good for spotting whales. Freshwater Bay County Park is a very tranquil coastal location. Salt Creek Recreation Area is a highly regarded location for wildlife viewing including whales, birds and other marine mammals from many different vantage points.  Interpretive panels placed throughout the park help with wildlife identification. Shi Shi Beach, one of the most beautiful spots on the Washington coast, is known for its wild, rugged beauty, tide pools, and grottos, all teaming with marine life and birds.  Shipwreck Point is a three mile stretch of beach right on the Byway, carved out by ice-age glaciers 13,000 years ago. You can complete your whale watching visit at the Feiro Marine Life Center located on the City Pier in Port Angeles.


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