Sea otters in Morro Bay, courtesy of City of Morro Bay
Breaching humpback whale, courtesy of Todd Chandler
Orca breaching near Morro Bay, courtesy of Mike Baird
Kalaloch is known for its wide sandy beach. The Kalaloch area has two campgrounds, a concession-operated lodge, a ranger station (open daily in summer only) with exhibits and information desk, a picnic area, self-guided nature trails.
The Quinault Indians first called this coastal land “Kalaloch” or “good place to land.” Their ancient and native culture, still a strong presence here, thrived across the vibrant trio of protected sub-alpine, forest and coastal ecosystems that today comprise majestic Olympic National Park and its nearly one million acres. Here, the Pacific Ocean breaks upon miles of driftwood-lined beaches. The soaring evergreen forest rises just beyond the sand.