Dillon Beach is a community located on Bodega Bay near the mouth of Tomales Bay, about 19 miles (31 km) southwest of Santa Rosa and 15 miles (24 km) northwest of Point Reyes Station, California.
The New Dungeness Light is located on Dungeness Spit on the southern coast of the Strait of Juan de Fuca, about 17 miles (27 km) west-northwest of Port Townsend and 7 miles (11 km) north of Sequim, Washington.
A sealing observation tower used seasonally by hunters is at the tip of Cape Krusenstern, about 48 miles (77 km) southeast of Kivalina and 35 miles (56 km) northwest of Kotzebue, Alaska.
Point Hope is a prominent point of land extending west for 13 miles (21 km) from the mouth of the Kukpuk River on the Cape Lisburne peninsula into the Chukchi Sea, about 320 miles (516 km) southwest of Utqiaġvik and 151 miles (244 km) northwest of Kotzebue, Alaska.
Rabbit Creek starts in the Mulgrave Hills and flows southwest for 23 miles (37 km) to the Chukchi Sea south of Imik Lagoon, about 96 miles (155 km) southeast of Point Hope and 53 miles (85 km) northwest of Kotzebue, Alaska.
Tukrok River flows for 7 miles (11 km) from Krusenstern Lagoon to Kotzebue Sound in Cape Krusenstern National Monument, about 166 miles (268 km) northeast of Wales and 23 miles (37 km) northwest of Kotzebue, Alaska.
Año Nuevo Dunes are in Año Nuevo State Park which is known for pinniped rookeries and seabirds, located on a low, rocky, windswept point, about 55 miles (89 km) south of San Francisco and 21 miles (34 km) northwest of Santa Cruz, California.
Moclips is a community between the south shore of the Moclips River and Mocrocks Beach, about 83 miles (134 km) west of Tacoma and 27 miles (44 km) northwest of Aberdeen, Washington.
Limantour Beach is a long narrow spit in Point Reyes National Seashore between Drakes Bay and Limantour Estuary, about 15 miles (24 km) northwest of Bolinas and 6 miles (10 km) southwest of Point Reyes Station, California.
The Lanphere Dunes are located between the Pacific Ocean and the Mad River Slough that flows through the Arcata Bottoms at the head of Humboldt Bay, about 59 miles (95 km) south of Crescent City and 8 miles (13 km) north of Eureka, California.
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