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Clo-oose, Cheewhat River

Clo-oose is the site of an abandoned village of the Ditidaht First Nation on the southwest coast of Vancouver Island, above a beach 0.25 miles (0.4 km) west of the Cheewhat River mouth, about 20 miles (32 km) west-northwest of Port Renfrew and 19 miles (31 km) southeast of Bamfield, British Columbia.

Cottonwood Creek, Kachemak Bay

Cottonwood Creek is a stream on the Kenai Peninsula in Kachemak Bay State Park that flows south for about 2 miles (3.2 km) to the northern shore of Kachemak Bay, about 13 miles (21 km) northeast of Homer and 6 miles (10 km) southwest of Voznesenka, Alaska.

Eagle River Beach, Favorite Channel

Eagle Beach is at the mouth of Eagle River on the eastern shore of Favorite Channel, about 68 miles (109 km) south-southeast of Skagway and 22 miles (35 km) northwest of Juneau, Alaska.

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Hobbit Beach, Heceta Head

Hobbit Beach, Heceta Head

Hobbit Beach is a secluded strand located just north of Heceta Head, about 13 miles (21 km) north of Florence and 12.5 miles (20 km) south of Yachats, Oregon.

Point Spencer, Port Clarence

Point Spencer, Port Clarence

Point Spencer is the north end of a spit about 19 miles (31 km) long, between the Bering Sea and Port Clarence, on the Seward Peninsula, about 14 miles (23 km) west of Teller, Alaska.

Willows Beach, Oak Bay

Willows Beach, Oak Bay

Willows Beach is a beachfront neighborhood between Bowker Creek and Cattle Point at the head of Oak Bay in Victoria, British Columbia.

Drakes Beach, Point Reyes Peninsula

Drakes Beach, Point Reyes Peninsula

Drakes Beach is a remote strand in Point Reyes National Seashore at the head of Drakes Bay and adjacent to the Point Reyes State Marine Reserve, about 12 miles (19 km) southwest of Inverness, California.

Taholah, Quinault River

Taholah, Quinault River

Taholah is a community located at the mouth of the Quinault River on lands of the Quinault Indian Nation, about 9 miles (14 km) north of Moclips and 41 miles (66 km) north of Hoquiam on the Olympic Peninsula, Washington.

Mattole River, Lost Coast

Mattole River, Lost Coast

The Mattole River flows for about 62 miles (100 km) through the King Range to the Mattole Estuary and then into the Pacific Ocean at the Punta Gorda State Marine Reserve about 10 miles (16 km) south of Cape Mendocino and 4 miles (6.4 km) west-southwest of the community of Petrolia, California.

Ecola Creek, Cannon Beach

Ecola Creek, Cannon Beach

Ecola Creek enters the Pacific Ocean at the northern edge of Cannon Beach, a small resort community about 30 miles (48 km) north of Tillamook and 8 miles (12 km) south of Seaside, Oregon.

Santa Barbara Lighthouse, Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara Lighthouse, Santa Barbara

The Santa Barbara Lighthouse is located between the East Mesa and West Mesa neighborhoods, about 2 miles (3 km) west of the Santa Barbara Harbor, in the City of Santa Barbara, California.

Tunnel Island, Raft River

Tunnel Island, Raft River

The Raft River is a stream located entirely within the Quinault Indian Reservation and flows into the Pacific Ocean at a sea stack called Tunnel Island on the Olympic Peninsula, about 9 miles (15 km) north of Taholah, Washington.

Joe Creek, Pacific Beach

Joe Creek, Pacific Beach

Pacific Beach is a community situated at the mouth of Joe Creek, where the estuary is a strongly stratified lagoon with freshwater overlying saline water caused by a shallow sill that restricts circulation, about 25 miles (40 km) northwest of Hoquiam and 11 miles (18 km) south of Moclips, Washington.

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