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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Sunset Beach.

This page contains three sections:

How Far From Sunset Beach to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Sunset Beach to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Sunset Beach to:

  • Montesano [Map], which is the Seat of Grays Harbor County, lies 33 miles [53.1 km] to the East Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Sunset Beach to Montesano, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of two days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just over a day.
  • Olympia [Map], which is the State Capital of Washington, lies 62 miles [99.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 2,409 miles [3,876.9 km] to the East (E). Driving would take 5 days, a buggy would take 95 days and walking would take 137 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,826 miles [10,985.4 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,585 miles [12,206.9 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,728 miles [9,218.3 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Communities Also Named Sunset Beach ...

We have found 26 communities that share the name Sunset Beach.

Within Washington, there are 4 communities which are also named Sunset Beach. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 22 communities in the United States and Canada - with 22 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in Washington

Communities outside of Washington

Other Communities Located In Washington

Island County

Our profile page for Sunset Beach, Island County   [Map]
Distance: About 103 miles [165.8 km] to the Northeast

Mason County

Our profile page for Sunset Beach, Mason County   [Map]
Distance: About 63 miles [101.4 km] to the East

Pierce County

Our profile page for Sunset Beach, Pierce County   [Map]
Distance: About 76 miles [122.3 km] to the East

Thurston County

Our profile page for Sunset Beach, Thurston County   [Map]
Distance: About 59 miles [95 km] to the East

Communities Outside of Washington

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Our profile page for Sunset Beach   [Map]
Distance: About 694 miles [1,116.9 km] to the Northeast

British Columbia

Our profile page for Sunset Beach   [Map]
Distance: About 156 miles [251.1 km] to the North Northeast


Orange County

Our profile page for Sunset Beach, Orange County   [Map]
Distance: About 985 miles [1,585.2 km] to the South Southeast

Santa Cruz County

Our profile page for Sunset Beach, Santa Cruz County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Santa Cruz County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Sunset Beach, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,598 miles [4,181.1 km] to the East Southeast

Pinellas County

Our profile page for Sunset Beach, Pinellas County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,596 miles [4,177.9 km] to the East Southeast

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Honolulu County

Our profile page for Sunset Beach, Honolulu County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,576 miles [4,145.7 km] to the West Southwest

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Anne Arundel County

Our profile page for Sunset Beach, Anne Arundel County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,424 miles [3,901 km] to the East

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Jackson County

Our profile page for Sunset Beach, Jackson County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,974 miles [3,176.8 km] to the East

Schoolcraft County

Our profile page for Sunset Beach, Schoolcraft County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,782 miles [2,867.9 km] to the East

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New Jersey

Cape May County

Our profile page for Sunset Beach, Cape May County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,504 miles [4,029.8 km] to the East

Gloucester County

Our profile page for Sunset Beach, Gloucester County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,469 miles [3,973.5 km] to the East

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New York

Niagara County

Our profile page for Sunset Beach, Niagara County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,189 miles [3,522.9 km] to the East

Orleans County

Our profile page for Sunset Beach, Orleans County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,214 miles [3,563.1 km] to the East

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North Carolina

Brunswick County

Our profile page for Sunset Beach, Brunswick County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,526 miles [4,065.2 km] to the East

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Mahoning County

Our profile page for Sunset Beach, Mahoning County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,153 miles [3,464.9 km] to the East

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Our profile page for Sunset Beach   [Map]
Distance: About 2,026 miles [3,260.5 km] to the East

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Clatsop County

Our profile page for Sunset Beach, Clatsop County   [Map]
Distance: About 78 miles [125.5 km] to the South

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Our profile page for Sunset Beach   [Map]
Distance: About 1,001 miles [1,611 km] to the East Northeast

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West Virginia

Monongalia County

Our profile page for Sunset Beach, Monongalia County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,251 miles [3,622.6 km] to the East

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Calumet County

Our profile page for Sunset Beach, Calumet County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,730 miles [2,784.2 km] to the East

Dodge County

Our profile page for Sunset Beach, Dodge County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,718 miles [2,764.9 km] to the East

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Sunset Beach ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Aloha   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast of Sunset Beach   [Map]
Burrows   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Gray Gables   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Humptulips   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Iron Springs   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Ocean Grove   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Ocean Shores   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Tulips   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Sunset Beach. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance beginning in Sunset Beach. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Sunset Beach) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sunset Beach. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.2259, Longitude: -124.2091     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sunset Beach have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.

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<3>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Sunset Beach to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 342.417 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 344.203 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 329.024 degrees.

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<7>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Sunset Beach could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.

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