Copalis beach airport one of most unusual in world

COPALIS — An airport on the Washington coast has been listed as one of the most unusual in the world.

The Copalis State Airport is literally on the coast — on a beach covered by high tide.

The Singapore-based travel site relax.com.sg lists it among 18 of the world’s most unique airports, such as the world’s highest airport in Tibet.

KBKW reports Copalis State Airport is off Highway 109 north of Ocean Shores.

The airport is submerged at high tide. Reflective markers help the pilots of small planes land. Pilots are advised to aim for the dark sand, which is more firm, and stay out of the lighter-color soft sand.

More in Local News

A close friendship is lost to fire

An 88-year-old Smokey Point mobile home resident died despite a valiant effort by neighbors.

Jensen Webster sorts through food stuffs at the Sultan High School in Sultan on March 14, 2018. (Kevin Clark / The Daily Herald)
Sultan school children take charge to help their peers

The Sky Valley Youth Coalition has installed pantries at schools so kids can take food home.

Everett woman found dead identified as 21-year-old

There were no obvious signs of trauma on the body of Brianna Leigh Nyer.

Ivar’s in Mukilteo closes for disinfection after illnesses

The Snohomish Health District said it’s not certain what caused some patrons to get sick.

State will spend millions on task forces and reports

Here are eight undertakings that will incite possible action by lawmakers in the future.

Everett man admits deadly slashing of 2 Maltby-area women

John Dimitri Kuljis Jr. pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and first-degree assault.

State: Secret deal endangers Marysville Strawberry Festival

The “bizarre” agreement promises a former leader up to $175,000 if the group fails to meet his demands.

Local students win top awards in PTA Reflections art contest

The Washington State PTA Reflections art contest theme this year was “Within… Continue reading

This is one trend that’s come back around

On Record Store Day, old-fashioned vinyl is more popular than ever.

Most Read