A small, relatively sheltered cove at the end of La Push Road. (Route 110) about 15 miles from Highway 101. Sand and gravel at the mouth of the Quillayute River (La Push comes from la bouche or ‘the mouth’) creates several distinct, fat peaks on the outside with reform sections working into the beachbreak. Mid tides, all swells from S to NW. James Island, the rugged mass that frames the north side of the cove, jumbles up a full N swell — try the beachbreak on the north side of the rivermouth for some clean winter barrels.
Summer is best here, but if it’s not an El Niño year, it’s plenty cold.