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Second Beach Trail

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Address: 3002 Mt Angeles Rd, Port Angeles, Olympic National Park, WA
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+1 360-565-3130
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Dense and marshy forest trail on the Olympic Coast.

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One of the Best Beaches!!

This is a beautiful beach, much better than First Beach. There's not a lot of parking but there is a port-a-potty here. It's a .7 mile hike to beach with some up & down with... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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Argyle, Texas
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Argyle, Texas
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a beautiful beach, much better than First Beach. There's not a lot of parking but there is a port-a-potty here. It's a .7 mile hike to beach with some up & down with stairs. There's a lot of beached logs (large trees) that are hard to cross to get to the beach. But it can be done carefully.... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We really enjoyed seeing the sea stacks in second beach. The size of the driftwood was amazing! Although it was raining we spent about an hour on the beach (we had rain coats over down jackets and had rain pants). The sea stacks, the black rocks and the driftwood were very different for us. You do have to climb over... More 

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Greeneville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Didn't realize how long the hike was to get to the beach. After the hike (maybe a mile) and 128 steps down the hill we got to the beach. After the hike and the steps you get to climb over the driftwood. If you can reach the sea stacks/rocks you can see the tide pools.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely stunning views. We had a fun hike and when we got to the beach it was surreal like nothing we had expected. It was worth all the effort, only wish we were younger and could camp and stay overnight with all the younger people who brought their tents set up camp and spent the night. Just an amazing experience

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la
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Reviewed 16 April 2017

We came here after visiting Rialto Beach. The walk through the forest is about 0.7 miles, and the info for it says Easy, but I disagree. Now I am not extremely active, but I also am not sedentary either. There are a lot of steps on this trail, sometimes quite steep as well. However, the walk through is absolutely breathtaking.... More 

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Reviewed 14 March 2017

As for ocean beaches, this was by far the best of tide pools. Real life actual pools full of small, exotic, beautiful sea creatures. Rock formations are also incredible. Access is a great trail but at the end of the trail I'd guess about 150 stairs of all sizes.

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Moorhead, Minnesota
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Reviewed 29 January 2017

Navigating the trail to this beach is very similar to Ruby Beach - be prepared for a steepish, muddy trail down to to the beach, driftwood to climb over (although not as much) and shoes that you can get wet/muddy.

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2016

I had the privilege of visiting Second Beach in both October 2012 and August 2015 and enjoyed it immensely both times. It is a short hike (maybe ~1.5 miles round trip from the parking area). I visited with my mother the first time I went, and a friend the second time. My friend and I did not find the hike... More 

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Reviewed 20 November 2016

After a multiday hike and camping on remote beaches I found Second Beach beautiful and I can't complain about that. However, seeing the trash along the path going to the beach and on the beach which ruined it for me. I have seen a lot worse in other places but I will never understand why people are so careless. Easy... More 

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San Mateo, CA
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Reviewed 7 November 2016

We really enjoyed Second Beach. When we visited it was a moody sky kind of day but that added to the beauty. Plus we practically had the beach to ourselves. I read some of the other reviews and the hike is really fairly easy (we are mid 60's). Not sure if I would drive from Port Angeles to see it... More 

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