Whiffin Spit is a narrow sandspit that almost landlocks Sooke Harbour and Sooke Basin, about 17 miles (27 km) southwest of Victoria and 1.5 miles (2.4 km) southeast of Sooke, British Columbia.
Hug Point is a headland in Hug Point State Recreation Site on the northern Oregon coast, about 1 mile (1.6 km) north of the community of Arch Cape and 5 miles (8.0 km) south of Cannon Beach, Oregon.
Fisgard Island Light Station is located in Royal Roads off the southern shore of Vancouver Island at the entrance to Esquimalt Harbour, about 3.6 miles (5.8 km) west of Victoria and in the community of Colwood, British Columbia.
Platinum is a mining community located on the Smalls River at the base of South Spit in Goodnews Bay, about 123 miles (198 km) south of Bethel and 11 miles (18 km) southwest of the village of Goodnews, Alaska.
Sidney Island is one of the southern Gulf Islands located in Haro Strait, about 45 miles (73 km) south-southwest of Vancouver and 2.8 miles (4.5 km) east of Sidney, British Columbia.
Kaguyak is an abandoned Alutiiq village on the Aliulik Peninsula on the southeastern coast of Kodiak Island at the head of Kaguyak Bay, about 165 miles (266 km) southeast of King Salmon and 81 miles (131 km) southwest of the city of Kodiak, Alaska.
Nehalem Spit is an alongshore dune that separates Nehalem Bay from the Pacific Ocean, about 15 miles (25 km) north-northwest of Tillamook and 3.8 miles (6 km) south of Manzanita, Oregon.
Refuge Rock is in Partition Cove on the eastern shore of Sitkalidak Island, about 54 miles (87 km) southwest of Kodiak and 10 miles (16 km) southeast of Old Harbor, Alaska.
Teller is an Iñupiat village located at the base of a spit separating Port Clarence Bay from Grantley Harbor, about 59 miles (95 km) northwest of Nome and 6 miles (10 km) southeast of Brevig Mission, Alaska.
Nuchek is the site of a historical village and Russian trading post on Constantine Harbor at Port Etches on Hinchinbrook Island in Prince William Sound, about 56 miles (90 km) south-southwest of Valdez and 35 miles (56 km) southwest of Cordova, Alaska.
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