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Relaxation on Washington State's Olympic Peninsula.

Five Days of Exploring

Five Days of Exploring

Day 1: 

The first day for your Pacific Northwest adventure is the North Section of the incredibly scenic Olympic National Park.


Day 2:

For your second day, take a nice drive through the Hoh Rain Forest and along the way experience the peace and grandeur of the ocean beaches and the gigantic driftwood resting along the shoreline. You will experience the backdrop for the Twilight series as you pass through the town of Forks and go beachcombing along the Olympic Peninsula’s Pacific Ocean shore.


Day 3:

Explore the most Northwest corner of the Continental United States around Neah Bay and Cape Flattery. Experience wonderful tide pools at Salt Creek Recreation area along the way.


Day 4:

Port Angeles offers daily ferry service via the Coho Ferry to Victoria B.C. and allow guests to experience Canadian treasures like Butchart Gardens, Victoria's Butterfly Gardens and the Royal B.C. Museum.


Day 5:

See the World's longest sand-spit, exotic animals, and The Lavender Capital of North America on your final day of exploring.

 

 


Local Dining

Local Dining

Superb fresh-caught seafood – Dungeness crab, oysters, and grilled salmon or halibut – is a specialty of many eateries on the Olympic Peninsula. The dress code on the Peninsula is casual, and although dressing up is perfectly fine, you’ll feel comfortable at any of our fine restaurants in a nice pair of jeans. Some restaurants tend to close early in the evening, and some are closed on either Sunday, Monday, or Tuesday; so it’s a good idea to phone ahead for reservations. Here is a list of our favorite Sequim and Port Angeles restaurants.


Wineries and Wine Tastings

Washington State is wine country, home to ten recognized American Viticultural Areas (AVAs), including the Puget Sound Wine Region and its world-class Olympic Peninsula wineries. Enjoy wine-tasting on a self-guided tour of the artisan wineries dotting the countryside around Port Townsend, Sequim and Port Angeles.

www.visitsun.com/wineries.html
Sequim area wineries

http://www.portangeles.org/list/category/wineries-137 
Port Angeles and Olympic Peninsula wineries

www.olympicpeninsulawineries.org
Olympic Peninsula Wineries


Ferry Schedules

Ferry Schedules

 

Victoria

The beautiful town of Victoria, British Columbia is just across the Straits of Juan de Fuca from our Bed & Breakfast. Take a Day Trip to Victoria from Sea Cliff Gardens to experience another amazing slice of the Pacific Northwest. Attractions like Butchart Gardens, Victoria Butterfly Gardens, and the Royal B.C. Museum are great reasons to spend some time on the southern coast of Vancouver Island. 

 

Take A Ferry Ride

Heading across the water by Ferry offers a unique way to travel and authentic way to experience these beautiful port towns. A Ferry ride is also the easiest and most affordable way to get across the straits of Juan de Fuca. The MV Coho is the main choice for our guests at Sea Cliff Gardens. It departs daily from Port Angeles, about a 20 minute drive. It leaves after 8am most of the year and arrives back in Port Angeles later that afternoon or evening. 

View the MV Coho's Year-Round Schedule

 

Seattle Ferry - Tacoma Narrows Bridge

Ferries to and from Seattle aren't necessarily day trip distance from our B&B like Victoria is, but they are another option to driving around the Tacoma Narrows bridge. If timed correctly, the ferry and the drive around Tacoma are approximately 2 hours from Seatac airport. During peak tourist season and long weekends there can be long ferry lines and the travel time from Seatac can actually end up being more like 2.5-3+ hrs. The ferry to/from Seattle is an alternative to allow someone else (the ferry captain) to do the driving for about 1 hour of the trip.

The ferry system also serves places like the San Juan Islands and the Coupeville / Port Townsend route is how you would get to the Olympic Peninsula from the San Juan Islands and requires an advance reservation. Other routes from Seattle are on a first come first serve basis.

View the Washington State Ferry Schedules for departure times and other information.  


Olympic Discovery Trail

Olympic Discovery Trail

Experience Natural Beauty in the Pacific Northwest

The Olympic Discovery Trail is an incredible trail that runs around 130 miles, from Port Townsend all the way to the Pacific coastline in La Push. This trail parallels the very scenic Highway 101 once it starts to curve out to the East in Northwest Washington. Much of the trail is paved, however there are some sections of dirt in more remote areas. 

Hiking or Cycling the Olympic Discovery Trail yields countless rewards. The diversity of the trail shows off many of the characteristics that give the Pacific Northwest it's beauty, like vast ocean views, snow-capped mountains, rushing rivers, and more.

Sea Cliff Gardens is less than a mile away from the section of the trail named Wild Currant Wy to Sequim Avenue. Cycle 13 to 14 miles East from our Bed & Breakfast to experience the outstanding views at Sequim Bay. Head out West for about 15 miles for an amazing ride overlooking the Straits of Juan de Fuca on the way to Port Angeles.

 

Save On Bike Rentals at Sea Cliff Gardens

Sea Cliff Gardens has partnered with Ben's Bikes to offer guest's a deal on quality bike rentals!

Our guests will receive $15 off rental bicycles with any 2 night stay booked direct on our website.

Ben's Bikes comfort bikes rent for $40 per day ($65 for 2 days) and e-bikes are $100 per day. Please call us directly at (360) 452-2322 for additional package details and availability.

 

Additional Resources

Check out these websites and resources for more help planning your cycling adventure on the Olympic Discovery Trail: