Forks & La Push | Olympic Peninsula

Friendly. Scenic. Discover rugged coastline, unspoiled beaches and all things Twilight.

Two people walking on the beach

6.24.20: La Push Beach on the Quileute Tribal lands is still closed to the general public until further notice. This includes La Push, First Beach and the Second Beach Trailhead. The closure is currently extended to July 3. Visit QuileuteNation.org for more information. See our Open and Closure Status of Recreational Lands page for information as to what is open. As of June 16, the Forever Twilight Festival in Forks scheduled for September 10-13, 2020 is still taking place as usual. Visit ForksWa.com/ftffestival for the most up-to-date information on the festival status.***

From the historic timber town of Forks to the surfboard-worthy waves and sea stacks of First Beach, this Olympic Peninsula region is ideal for those seeking coastal experiences and adventure, the lush Hoh rainforest or to explore the town made famous by the Twilight Saga novels.

Discover 70 miles of protected coastline and a sanctuary teeming with wildlife, from tidal pools to eagles to deer–and sometimes cougar and bear! Hike forested trails, explore the Quillayute River brimming with salmon and trout and dig into the deep–rooted culture of the local Native American tribes, like the Quileute, Hoh and Makah.

The town of Forks is the ideal basecamp for Olympic Peninsula adventure and a destination on its own, drawing Twilight fans from around the globe. Imagine walking with the “warewolves” on the beach, or exploring the forest with “vampires.” Take the self-guided Twilight tour provided by the Forks Visitor Information Center and check out our digital Twilight Drive the Loop map for more ways to explore!

Map of Olympic Peninsula Destination Area

Must SEES

  • Our three unique museums:

    • Forever Twilight in Forks Collection
    • Forks Timber Museum
    • John’s Beachcombing Museum

  • First Beach

  • Rialto Beach and Hole in the Wall

  • Sol Duc River and Valley

HIDDEN Gem

Save THE DATE

  • RainFest at Forks: April

  • Forks Logging and Mill Tours: May-September

  • Forever Twilight in Forks: September

  • Forks Old-Fashioned 4th of July: July

  • Quileute Days: July

Stories FROM Forks & La Push

Exploring Third Beach

Third Beach—Relax, reflect and recharge

September 5, 2018

When visiting Forks and La Push, a trek to the Pacific coast is a must. Consider a beach less traveled especially from September through May. Third Beach will nourish your need for water, wildlife and eye-popping views, and provide some …

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