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Copalis River Spit, Copalis Beach

The Copalis River Spit is in Griffith-Priday State Park, located adjacent to the small community of Copalis Beach, 21 miles (34 km) northwest of Hoquiam, Washington.

Oso Flaco Creek, Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes

Oso Flaco Creek forms Oso Flaco Lake, now part of the Oso Flaco Lake Natural Area in the Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes located north of the city of Guadalupe, California.

Salishan Spit, Lincoln City

Salishan Spit separates the Pacific Ocean from Siletz Bay and is located 2.5 miles (4 km) south of Lincoln City and 3 miles (4.8 km) north of Gleneden Beach, Oregon.

Twin Rocks, Rockaway Beach

Twin Rocks is a small community on the Oregon coast in Tillamook County and is one of three communities along 3 miles (5 km) of beach between Rockaway Beach and Garibaldi, Oregon.

Kalaloch, Olympic National Park

Kalaloch is a resort area on the west coast of the Olympic Peninsula, overlooking the Pacific Ocean, in Olympic National Park, Washington.

Botanical Beach, Botany Bay

Botanical Beach is located on Botany Bay in Juan de Fuca Provincial Park, British Columbia.

Point of the Arches, Olympic National Park

Point of the Arches and the adjacent Shi Shi Beach represent a unique section of shoreline located at the edge of the Olympic National Park.

Salinas River, Castroville

The Salinas River flows for 175 miles (282 km) generally north-northwest through the central California Coast Ranges and enters Monterey Bay 3 miles (4.8 km) southwest of Castroville, California.

Pudding Creek, Fort Bragg

Pudding Creek is a small coastal watershed in Mendocino County that drains 18 square miles (4,662 ha) before entering the Pacific Ocean about 2.4 miles (3.9 km) southwest of Cleone and 1 mile (1.6 km) north of Fort Bragg, California.

Polly Creek, Cook Inlet

Polly Creek is a stream that flows southeast for 8.5 miles (13.7 km) to the west shore of Cook Inlet, about 56 miles (90 km) northwest of Homer and 46 miles (74 km) southwest of Kenai, Alaska.

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Eel River, Humboldt County

Eel River, Humboldt County

The Eel River is a federally designated Wild and Scenic River that flows generally north and west through the California Coast Range and enters the Pacific Ocean about 10 miles (16 km) south of Humboldt Bay, 14 miles (23 km) southwest of Eureka and 8 miles (13 km) west of Fortuna, California.

Black’s Beach, Torrey Pines

Black’s Beach, Torrey Pines

Black’s Beach is a secluded section of Torrey Pines State Beach, about 10 miles (16 km) south-southeast of Encinitas and 4 mile (6.5 km) north-northeast of La Jolla, and beneath the bluffs of Torrey Pines, California.

Esquimalt Lagoon, Royal Roads

Esquimalt Lagoon, Royal Roads

Esquimalt Lagoon is formed by a sand spit 1.2 miles (1.9 km) long that almost fully encloses the estuary of Colwood Creek that flows by Hatley Castle on the grounds of Royal Roads University, 4.4 miles (7.3 km) west of Victoria and within the city of Colwood, British...

Martins Beach, Half Moon Bay

Martins Beach, Half Moon Bay

Martins Beach is a public beach and a private gated community, about 6 miles (10 km) south of the community of Half Moon Bay and 0.7 miles (1.1 km) southwest of Lobitos, California.

Peter Iredale, Clatsop Spit

Peter Iredale, Clatsop Spit

Peter Iredale was a four-masted steel sailing ship with a length of 275 feet (84 m) that ran ashore on Clatsop Spit about 4 miles (6 km) south of the Columbia River entrance, 7 miles (11 km) west of Astoria and 3 miles (5 km) northwest of Warrenton, Oregon.

Tennessee Cove, Golden Gate National Recreation Area

Tennessee Cove, Golden Gate National Recreation Area

Tennessee Cove is an embayment on the Pacific Ocean with a sandy beach about 10 miles (16 km) northwest of San Francisco and 3.6 miles (5.8 km) southwest of Mill Valley, California. The cove is named after the SS Tennessee, a steamship that ran aground near here on...

Winchuk River, Crissey Field

Winchuk River, Crissey Field

Crissey Field is a state park, administrated by the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, that starts on the southern shore of the Winchuk River and extends to the California state border, 17 miles (27 km) north of Crescent City and 4.8 miles (7.7 km) southeast of Brookings, Oregon.

Polly Creek, Cook Inlet

Polly Creek, Cook Inlet

Polly Creek is a stream that flows southeast for 8.5 miles (13.7 km) to the west shore of Cook Inlet, about 56 miles (90 km) northwest of Homer and 46 miles (74 km) southwest of Kenai, Alaska.

King Philip, Ocean Beach

King Philip, Ocean Beach

King Philip was a clipper ship launched in 1856 and wrecked in 1878 on Ocean Beach, about 1 mile (1.6 km) south of the Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, California.

La Jenelle, Silver Strand

La Jenelle, Silver Strand

La Jenelle was a passenger ship that went aground in 1970 on Silver Strand at Port Hueneme, a sandy beach about 1 mile (1.6 km) long and 450 feet(140 m) wide, 3.3 miles (5.3 km) south of Oxnard and 33 miles (53 km) southeast of Santa Barbara, California.

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