Just outside of Port Angeles, and tucked away is Whiskey Creek Beach, a family owned and operated versatile property, with northwest history and a setting that takes us back to a simpler time. Loren and I had the wonderful opportunity to experience WCB first hand, staying the night in "Captain's Quarters," one of the six vintage cabins on 11 acres of historic Olympic Peninsula waterfront with a story and a future.
The Schmitt Family bought this land nearly a century ago in the little town of Joyce, Washington, when fishing was the only draw to this beautiful landscape. Generations have made their home here and specifically at Whiskey Creek Beach, with access to a private boat ramp, seaside privacy, and surrounded by the woods.
With a whimsical salute, the main house is the first sign of Whiskey Creek Beach's quirky and magical welcome; full of character & coastal tchotchkes. Further down the road, vintage, rustic cabins built by hand, line the coastline. Each with it's own unique name, each uniquely different from the next, people have been escaping to Whiskey Creek Beach for decades as a way to unplug from the hustle and bustle.
With names like "Halibut Hole," "Codfish Cottage," and "Captain's Quarters," the charm is undeniable. The lapping water lulls you to sleep, and the salt in the air wakes you in the morning. A private boat launch is very difficult to find anywhere on the sound. The boat launch at Whiskey Creek Beach is unique in it's water access. The video below shows the property in more detail, including the the boat launch.
To fully appreciate Whiskey Creek Beach, you must experience it in person. In a busy world, full of appointments and obligations, rare is it to find a place so close but that feels so far away. This is original PNW living at it's best.
For more information, please visit the Whiskey Creek Beach site.