If you’ve read the Twilight Saga, then you’re probably familiar with Port Angeles, Washington. It was where Bella Swan and her friends went to go dress shopping. It was also where she was almost attacked, except Edward Cullen came to the rescue and whisked her off to a fancy restaurant called La Bella Italia.
Some people who are not too familiar with their geography think most of the places mentioned in the book series, including Forks, Washington, were fictional. The truth is these places really do exist. In fact, Port Angeles is home to a couple of beaches and surfing hot spots.
A twenty-minute drive from Forks, Washington will take you to Port Angeles. About two miles south of downtown Port Angeles is the entrance to Olympic National Park, which is listed among UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Among the park’s major attractions is Rialto Beach, which is famous for its picturesque sea stack rock formation and breathtaking view of sunsets. However, this is no place to bask in the warmth of sunshine. This isn’t the place to get that perfect tan you’ve always wanted. Rialto Beach is also a great surfing hot spot.