a hidden gem of the peninsula
Summary: The Elwha Beach is one of the Olympic Peninsula's best kept secrets. Surfing enthusiasts and locals always knew of its beauty, but it is often unexplored by Peninsula travelers. Since the removal of the Elwha Dam in 2012, sediment has been released back into the Elwha River, which has expanded the Elwha Beach shoreline into a massive sandy spit. The end result? A massive sandy beach with space to fly kites, throw the frisbee, you name it. And of course, you'll still find kayakers, surfers, and paddle boarders out on the surf.