Historic Port Angeles, nestled into the base of the Olympic Mountains along the shore of the Strait of Juan de Fuca, deserves the title “Where the Mountains Meet the Sea.” There is a mix of industry, beauty and Northwest native culture in the midst of the town’s everyday life. The authentic American 1950s, small-town downtown combined with historic brick architecture offers endless filming possibilities. Being situated in the middle of nature provides many urban wilderness-like vistas, both forest- and water-based. Port Angeles has excellent restaurants and caterers that are part of the Olympic Peninsula Culinary Loop, as well as many different housing options from hotels to vacation rentals to B&Bs.
PORT ANGELES WEATHER
Port Angeles is a coastal town with mild seasons. Most of the year, winds from the Pacific Ocean sweep in along the Strait of Juan de Fuca bringing moisture and comfortable cool breezes. Winds from the Canadian North can often bring snow flurries in the winter, which usually do not linger long as warmer rains wash them away within a few days. Spring sees a burst of floral color and most everything stays green through the summer. Due to the relatively wet summers, autumn comes a little later than it does in the rest of the country. Maple trees begin to turn orange and brown in early October and by November, the town is an entire landscape of evergreens, which are abundant and never out of view against the snow-peaked backdrop.
January – High 45.1 F, Low 34.0 F
July – High 68.4 F, Low 51.7 F
January Rainfall – 4.02 inches
July Rainfall – 0.55 inches
Western Regional Climate Center
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