Surf Beach is within Vandenberg Air Force Base and extends south-southwest for about 4.5 miles (7.3 km) from the mouth of the Santa Ynez River Estuary to Spring Canyon, about 9 miles (14.5 km) west of Lompoc and 7 miles (11 km) northeast of Point Arguello, California.
The Islands of Race Rocks are located just off the southern tip of Vancouver Island, about 16 km (10 mi) southwest of Victoria, British Columbia. Race Rocks are named for the fast flowing tidal races that develop large waves and eddies. Because of the unusually strong currents, there is an exceptional variety of marine life, but this area is notoriously difficult and dangerous to navigate.
Sumdum Village is a historical Tlingit community located about 1 mile (1.6 km) northwest of Powers Creek, on Sumdum Bay at the northern end of Endicott Arm, about 70 miles (113 km) north-northwest of Petersburg and 49 miles (79 km) southeast of Juneau, Alaska. Powers...
Jump-off Joe was a massive 100-foot-tall sea stack geological formation composed of middle Miocene concretionary sandstone at Nye Beach in Newport, Oregon.
Point Retreat is a headland on the north tip of Admiralty Island, on the Mansfield Peninsula in Lynn Canal, about 20 miles (32 km) northwest of Juneau, Alaska.
Latouche is an abandoned mining community, also called Beatson, in Prince William Sound on the northwest coast of Latouche Island, Alaska.
Lime Kiln Point is a 42 acre (17 ha) state park on the western shore of San Juan Island in the San Juan archipelago, Washington.
Perryville is a community on the south coast of the Alaska Peninsula, about 19 miles east of Stepovak Bay, Alaska.
Ekuk is a community on Ekuk Spit, on the east shore of Nushagak Bay, about 16 miles (26 km) south-southwest of Dillingham and 2 miles ( km) south-southwest of Clarks Point, Alaska.
Cape Thompson is a promontory on the Chukchi Sea coast, about 41 miles (66 km) northwest of Kivalina and about 31 miles (50 km) southeast of Point Hope, Alaska.
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