Located in the far Northwest corner of Washington State, The Strait of Juan de Fuca (Highway 112) winds along the magnificent shoreline of the narrow body of water that connects Puget Sound to the Pacific Ocean with views north to Canada’s Vancouver Island.
This is one of the most scenic stretches of road in the Pacific Northwest, with 61 miles of stunning North Olympic Coast roadway that meanders through a landscape formed eons ago beneath the sea, carved by glaciers and carpeted with forests. Follow the curves in the road (249 all together!) and take in stunning views of water, wildlife and more. This route is a favorite among those who love remote places where wild forests meet the sea.
You’ll want to make plenty of pit stops along the way—watch for whales and bald eagles, explore fishing villages and attractions, or venture out on foot or kayak—to soak in the scenery. Continuing westward on this route, you’ll also encounter the Cape Flattery Tribal Byway which includes the fabulous Makah Tribal Museum and a boardwalk trail that leads to the Northwestern-most edge of the contiguous United States. This is the place where the Strait of Juan de Fuca meets the Pacific Ocean.
The culture and traditions of the North Olympic Peninsula reflect the rich history of its people and environment, and Highway 112 has played a key part in that story. The charming towns of Joyce and Clallam Bay, along with Salt Creek Recreation Area are must-see locations along this scenic byway. Historic fishing villages of Clallam Bay and Sekiu offer an authentic Pacific Northwest outdoor experience.