Copalis Beach, Washington: Copalis State Beach Airport

It's the only beach airport in the contiguous United States.
Address:
Hwy 109, Copalis Beach, WA
Directions:
Off of highway 109 north of Copalis Beach, drive onto the beach at Roosevelt Beach Road. Drive another four miles south on the hard-packed sand at the upper part of the beach. At the mid way point is a stream issuing out of the Iron Springs Resort. Depending on stream volume, you may need to get out here and walk.
Hours:
Sunrise to Sunset.
Admission:
Free.
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Beach airport. Copalis State Beach Airport

The only beach airport in the lower 48 states. Small planes land right on the sand! The "facilities" consist of a wind sock and a sign identifying the place. There is no access to the road or place to park your plane overnight, so aerial visitors must just stop by for the day to enjoy the beach. Nearby are the Copalis River and Copalis Rock, a small, isolated sea stack rock.

[Bob Kelly, 03/11/2008]

For roadtrippers skeptical about ground access (like us), Bob assures: "The beach, in fact, is an official state highway. 100 years ago there were no roads in the area. The beach was the road."

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