Moclips, WA, USA

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Moclips, WA, USA

Moclips vacation rentals

Discover the breezy North Beach coastal life

Perched on the far western shores of Washington's Olympic Peninsula, Moclips is the epitome of Pacific coast small-town living. One of 5 quaint communities that make up the North Beach area, the quiet town is full of all the shops, festivals, and local traditions that make you feel light years away from big city life. Tourism in the area kicked off with the emergence of the railroad industry in the early 1900s and continues today thanks to the tranquil beaches and endless outdoor activities. A Moclips vacation rental is the ideal getaway for anyone craving some fresh air.

The invigorating air of tidal beaches and tribal lands

The Pacific Ocean is your playground at a Moclips vacation rental. The coast is lined with serene beaches where you can surf, fish, and watch some stunning sunsets. Hikers have miles and miles of trails to explore in the Olympic National Forest, which also offers biking, boating, swimming, and picnicking, as well as camping, fishing, and hunting (permit only). In winter, the focus shifts to cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. Horseback riding and sea kayaking are also big in the area. For a taste of local life, take in the annual Kelper's Parade, sandcastle contest, and kite festival.

Local history and traditions are all around you

The Olympic Peninsula has a fascinating history to discover. Start at the Museum of the North Beach, where local history is on full display. To truly understand the regional culture, you need to visit the Quinault Indian Reservation just outside town for a dose of tribal history. The reservation is home to the Quinault Cultural Center museum and the Quinault National Fish Hatchery, as well as a casino where you can test your luck. Picture-perfect scenery can be explored on foot along the Olympic Peninsula Waterfall Trail, or by car with a drive down the Pacific Coast Scenic Byway.

Bring your coziest sweater for those crisp ocean breezes

Packing for a Moclips vacation rental means layers. The weather is always cool and mild, thanks in large part to the salty breezes coming in off the Pacific. There aren't huge temperature variations throughout the year -- highs just break the 70s in July and August, dip into the 40s from December to February, and hover in the 50s and 60s the rest of the year. You'll see significant rainfall much of the year, but the least from June to September. Overnight lows are in the 30s and 40s year round, though rarely below the freezing mark.

When you can't go any further west, you've arrived

The windswept sandy beaches and crashing waves of the Pacific Ocean form the town's western border. To the north are the tribal lands of the Quinault Indian Reservation. Beyond the coastal communities, the Olympic Peninsula is dominated by the Olympic National Forest, where you'll find lush rainforests, mountainous regions, and verdant meadows of colorful wildflowers. For crashing cascades, check out the Olympic Peninsula Waterfall Trail. The waters off the coast are teeming with fish and plenty of other fascinating marine species. Don't miss the amazing sunsets (you'll want a camera).