Hi-Tide Resort's Majestic Neighbor - Point Grenville
By Laurie McPherson
Published: 11/12/22 Topics: HI Tide Resort, Moclips Beach WA, Ocean Shores WA Comments: 0
Every condo at HI-Tide Resort has a view to the North of majestic Point Grenville. This headland abuts the might Pacific Ocean with breathtaking cliffs soaring 120 feet above the surf.
Thee are numerous sear stack rock formations from ancient volcanic eruptions that occurred some 40 - 50 million years ago. Seabirds flock the point, seals swim just offshore often laying up on the beach below.
The Point is sacred to the Quinault native American nation and received its westernized name being named after Lord William Grenville, the United Kingdom's Secretary of State when Captain George Vancouver sailed by in April, 1792.
The U.S. Coast Guard operated a radio navigation station here from 1949-1979.
The 2013 Paddle to Quinault celebrated all native tribes with festivities lasting over a week and included a great many members making the canoe journey and landing at Haynisisoos Park.
Strolling the beach, one can immerse themselves into nature with cliffs and sea stacks surrounded by the Olympic National Park and the waves of the ocean.
The point is also a great location to try and capture the elusive "green flash" as the sun sets beyond the water.
The area is not on public land and a pass is required for access which can be purchased at the Tribal Office located just about 4 miles north on the Quinault Indian Nation.
This largely unknown, and uncrowded area is waiting for you to explore.
Author: Laurie McPherson – Contributor, Hi Tide Resort
Blog #: 0922 – 11/12/22
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