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    Default PWS Beaches

    Has anyone ID'd beaches for beaching an boat in the sound? It would be nice to know in case of trouble, or if you just want to stretch your legs a bit (or even build a fire & camp). My first thought is for safety, but secondly for enjoyment. I suppose though if your introuble enough to need a beach, the closest one sutable for beaching would likely to be out of reach.
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    I have found that I can beach at just about any gravel beach. Just put someone on the bow to watch for rocks as you ease your way in. Just don't panic and hit reverse for their sake!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DMan View Post
    Just don't panic and hit reverse for their sake!
    Heaven forbid you help them with an ocean bath


    I do the same thing with someone up front slowly puttering to shore.
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    The SW end of Culross Island has a decent beach if you can crawl over the kayakers that haul out there. Culross Bay on the north end of the island has a couple of good beaches with room to camp back in the trees as a bonus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alaska Gray View Post
    Heaven forbid you help them with an ocean bath
    If we've been out bear hunting for a few days it might be worth it!
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    Can't wait tell bear season......

    Just remeber if you beach your on high tide. and you are gone for awhile your boat could end up high and dry. Not to mention laying on some nasty rocks. Same goes for low tide.
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    Default East Twin Bay on Perry

    There is a very nice beack, although short in East twin bay on Perry Island. As I recall it is very deep, so there is no risk to your motors and props, and I think it was pretty sandy. I will even give out the coordinates! N60 43.346 W147 55.671

    It is pretty easy hiking from here up to the top of Perry where there is a great view of PWS. It is all pretty much open mossy tundra where you can lick you own path.


    Jim

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrogers View Post
    There is a very nice beack, although short in East twin bay on Perry Island. As I recall it is very deep, so there is no risk to your motors and props, and I think it was pretty sandy. I will even give out the coordinates! N60 43.346 W147 55.671

    It is pretty easy hiking from here up to the top of Perry where there is a great view of PWS. It is all pretty much open mossy tundra where you can lick you own path.


    Jim
    If anyone finds my hand held VHF radio up on the small hill from this beach it would be appreciated. I bet it is still there as I lost it on Labor Day Weekend. Shame on you Jim for giving out such a nice spot. Although I will concede, I "found" it because it looked nice on the map. This fishing around Perry is usually pretty good too.

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    Default Nice spot So Esther Island

    The first Island going into Esther Bay on the North side as a perfect beach. The beach has
    big fire pit grill with movable up & down grate,
    nice bed of sand for large tent,
    16' 2x4 to put tarp over,
    two sawed out tables,
    1/2 cord of wood, Big rounds.
    All with a rope & anchor right out front.
    Distance from Whittier 24 miles
    There are plenty go around, so shame on me too.

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