Adelma Beach - United States, Washington, Port Townsend


Adelma Beach is located on the eastern shore of Discovery Bay in Port Townsend, United States. It is a small, rocky beach that is about 200 feet long, with a mix of sand and gravel.


The beach has limited amenities, including bathroom access and picnic tables. Dogs are allowed on a leash, but there are no lifeguards on duty.


Visitors can enjoy swimming, fishing, boating, kayaking, and wildlife viewing.


There is a small parking lot at Adelma Beach that is free of charge, although it can fill up quickly on busy days. Additional parking can be found along the nearby road, but visitors should be mindful of any parking restrictions.

Fun Fact

Fun fact: Adelma Beach is named after Adelma Grenier Simmons, a horticulturist who was known for her love of flowers and plants. She was also a cookbook author and had a cooking show on television.


Nearby attractions include the Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge, Fort Worden State Park, and the Olympic Discovery Trail. Visitors can also take a short drive to downtown Port Townsend to explore the many shops, restaurants, and galleries.


There are no restaurants located directly on Adelma Beach, but nearby options include Ajax Cafe, a seafood restaurant with views of the water, and Finnriver Farm & Cidery, which offers locally made cider and farm-fresh food.


There are several hotels and inns located in Port Townsend, including the Palace Hotel, a Victorian-era hotel with a restaurant and lounge, and The Bishop Victorian Hotel, a historic hotel with views of the bay. The Old Consulate Inn is a bed and breakfast that is located just a short drive from Adelma Beach and offers a peaceful and relaxing atmosphere.


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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Sandee Rating: 82/100

Adelma Beach does not have dedicated parking but has street parking near the entrance.

No, Adelma Beach does not have lifeguards monitoring the beach – please be careful when swimming on this beach.

Adelma Beach is not family-friendly and does not have restrooms, lifeguards, and nearby food.

Adelma Beach is not generally considered a good swimming beach.

Adelma Beach does not have restrooms on or near the beach.

No, Adelma Beach maintains a family-friendly atmosphere and does not allow nude bathing.

Adelma Beach does not have nearby food options – please plan your beach day accordingly.

Adelma Beach is not known for any activities in particular.

Adelma Beach does not have accommodations for people with disabilities.

Adelma Beach is not dog-friendly.

Adelma Beach is not generally considered to be good for surfing.