Whether you’re a landlubber or an old sea dog, Washington’s saltwater shores have a place for you. From shucking oysters to riding the ferry to visiting a local museum, there’s a huge range of ways you can get hands on with maritime heritage throughout Washington’s coastal areas. Whether it’s in a place you already know and love, or somewhere you’ve never been before, maritime stories and experiences are part of our state’s DNA. Explore these suggested travel itineraries to dive in headfirst.

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As you explore, you can help take care of these special places so they’re still around for your next visit. Recreate responsibly and follow Leave No Trace principles while exploring outdoor spaces. Visit popular destinations during off-times or shoulder season. Support the communities you visit by frequenting locally owned businesses. And always research guidance for specific locations before you travel — especially for Tribal sites.