Northwest Know-How: Beaches (Hardcover)

Northwest Know-How: Beaches By Rena Priest, Jake Stoumbos (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Rena Priest, Jake Stoumbos (Illustrator)
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Entertaining, educational and highly giftable, Northwest Know-How: Beaches showcases the majestic, quirky, and unique beaches of the Washington and Oregon coastline through facts, history, legend, and lovely illustrations.

There are few things more treasured in the Pacific Northwest than its beaches. This celebratory guide features more than 30 favorite coastal and island beaches in Washington and Oregon, providing tips for visiting, fun facts, natural history, and native lore. Charming illustrations will capture the roar of the surf, the call of the wildlife, and the beauty of our beaches. Sure to delight the avid beachcomber and curious visitor alike, this makes the perfect gift and guide for PNW beach-lovers and nature enthusiasts.

About the Author

RENA PRIEST is a Poet and a member of the Lhaq’temish (Lummi) Nation. She is the 2021 Washington State Poet Laureate. Her literary debut, Patriarchy Blues, was honored with a 2018 American Book Award. She is the recipient of an Allied Arts Foundation Professional Poets Award, is a National Geographic Explorer and a 2019 Jack Straw Writer. Priest has published work at Verse Daily,, Poetry Northwest, High Country News, YES! Magazine, and elsewhere. 

JAKE STOUMBOS is an illustrator, animator, and graphic designer based out of Seattle, WA. With his roots in studio art and education in graphic design, Jake has a unique approach to creation, working seamlessly between analog and digital media. Jake Stoumbos was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, where he grew a love for nature, music, and skateboarding. Visit his Instagram @stoombz, or find him online at

Praise For…

"This tiny tome is a pocket-sized guidebook to 34 beaches along the Washington and Oregon coasts and islands, from Semiahmoo Spit to Sunset Bay State Park near Coos Bay. Each entry includes a wee lyrical description and a bite of 'know-how'. . . Priest’s poems are what transform this book from a sweet tchotchke to a sublime gift. . . Her words effortlessly conjure an afternoon at the beach, staring out at the sea, content and heart-happy."
—Cascadia Daily

"The Northwest Know-How series is a set of pocket-sized guides to all things Pacific Northwest. Each is fun and educational and features local authors and illustrators. Author, poet, and Lhaq’temish (Lummi) Nation member Rena Priest packs grab-and-go adventures into Northwest Know-How: Beaches. This perfect summer companion piece offers more than 30 beautiful coastal and island beaches to explore in our region."
—425 Magazine
Product Details
ISBN: 9781632174086
ISBN-10: 1632174081
Publisher: Sasquatch Books
Publication Date: May 17th, 2022
Pages: 144
Language: English
Series: Northwest Know-How