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"watch the tides" Top 5 Page for this destination Washington State Warnings Or Dangers Tip by richiecdisc

Washington State Warnings and Dangers: 10 reviews and 7 photos

  not passable at high tide
by richiecdisc

The Olympic Peninsula has massive tides and you need to pay attention to them when walking on the beaches there. This can be as simple as checking the tide charts at the Visitor Center so that you can be on the beach when the tides have just gone out, the optimal time for exploring tide-pools. But the more important thing to remember is that as soon as the tide is at its lowest, it starts coming back in. Remember that some places are only passable at low tide and you can become trapped not being able to return the way you came or worse yet, be crushed by waves against the rocks if you are somewhere underwater at high tide.

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  • Written Nov 20, 2009
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