5 Most Unique Washington State Beaches to Check Out

November 13, 2019

Studies show that being near bodies of water have a positive effect on the brain! It can improve mental health by invoking a calm, stress-free feeling. So, why not take a mini-vacay to a beach?

We’ve compiled a list of unique beaches in Washington state, each offering something incredible that you won’t get anywhere else on earth! Keep reading to find out your next travel destination!

Visit One of These Unique Beaches in Washington State!

1. Soap Lake

Soap Lake, Washington

For hundreds of years, people have traveled wide and far to be healed in the luxury waters of Soap Lake. In fact, Soap Lake originally got its name from the Native American work Smokiam, which means “healing waters.”

How is this possible?

Scientists have found over twenty-three different minerals in the lake, which is one of the highest naturally occurring mineral content in the world and contains the highest mineral diversity.

These minerals can soothe skin conditions, ease muscle pain, improve circulation, and remove toxins from the body. Additionally, it has been known to treat conditions such as psoriasis, eczema, and arthritis. It can even help with dog arthritis!

In addition to its unique qualities and history, this dog-friendly beach is perfect for anyone who wants to enjoy a fun swim, hike, kayak, yoga, or enjoy a natural mud bath.

Moreover, Soap Lake is home to the wonderful Soap Lake Luxury Spa and Resort, which has a set of beautiful cabins for guests to enjoy, right on the beach. You can even have the natural mineral water pumped directly into your Jetted Tub!

Why not book your stay at Soap Lake Luxury Spa and Resort today and spend a few days at Washington’s most unique beach?

2. Glass Beach

Hunting for sea glass by Heather licensed by CC BY 2.0

Glass Beach is one of the best places to find beach glass. In the past, waste had been dumped at McCurdy Point before laws forbid dumping trash in the ocean. However, with the perfect amount of surf tumbling has occurred, making incredible, jewelry-quality beach glass like none other.

While you may be able to find beach glass on other beaches in Washington, it won’t be anything like the quality and quantity found at Glass Beach!

Moreover, Glass Beach is located in Port Townsend, which is a historical, victorian town about two hours from Seattle. It’s a charming village steeped in history. Check it out when you visit the unique Washington state beach!

3. Waikiki Beach

Waikiki Beach, Cape Disappointment, Long Beach Peninsula, WA by Michael Hanscom licensed by CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

Waikiki Beach is a picturesque beach in Cape Disappointment with great historical significance. The small cove is considered the very spot where Captain Clark reached the Pacific Ocean in 1805. Near the cove, you can even visit a boardwalk that illustrates the journies of Lewis and Clark.

Cape Disappointment is also home to the oldest lighthouse in the state, built in 1856, which is still active today! Waikiki Beach is one of the most historical beaches in Washington!

4. Cape Flattery

dog friendly beach Cape Flattery

Cape Flattery by Manuel Bahamondez H licensed by CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Cape Flattery is rich in history and great beauty. Part of the Makah Native American Reservation, this beach has one of the most incredible views in the state. From the crystal blue waters to the sandy beaches and green cliffs and rocks protruding from the water, it is truly a sight to behold. Cape Flattery is also widely known for its incredible sunsets. You won’t want to miss out on seeing this beach!

5. Kalaloch Tree Root Cave

Tree root cave, WA by Jerseygal2009 licensed by CC BY-ND 2.0

Between two sides of a rocky ledge sits a tree hanging on both edges for dear life. The tree roots make up the roof of the shallow Kalaloch Tree Root Cave, which sits right on the beach.

Incredibly, no one knows how it has stayed so green, thriving, and growing for years. That’s why it’s also become known as the Tree of Life. Once you walk down to the beach, you can see the incredible tree to your right. So take a dip in this unique beach and explore the Tree Root Cave!

Plan Your Visit Today!

With so many incredibly unique Washington state beaches to see, you will surely have the getaway of a lifetime. So what are you waiting for? Book your stay at Soap Lake Resort or plan your trip to one of these other Washington state beaches today!