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Second Beach Trail

3002 Mt Angeles Rd, Port Angeles, Olympic National Park, WA
+1 360-565-3130
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WOW! Beautiful hike and amazing beach!

I found out about this beach on a news feed of "best beaches" and was amazed at how lovely it was... read more

Reviewed 10 August 2015
Bill D
Sacramento, California
One of the best hikes on the Olympic Peninsula

Lovely walk on a boardwalk and fantastic beach. The views from the big rock are amazing. Bring a... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2015
Portland, Oregon, United States
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Dense and marshy forest trail on the Olympic Coast.
  • Excellent79%
  • Very good18%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“low tide” (48 reviews)
“sea stacks” (50 reviews)
“tide pools” (41 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
3002 Mt Angeles Rd, Port Angeles, Olympic National Park, WA
+1 360-565-3130

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Reviewed 10 August 2015

I found out about this beach on a news feed of "best beaches" and was amazed at how lovely it was. A decent little hike with some climbing, but going through the forest was very peaceful. Once you get to the beach it was just...More

1  Thank Bill D
Reviewed 8 August 2015

Lovely walk on a boardwalk and fantastic beach. The views from the big rock are amazing. Bring a picnic lunsh because there is nothing out there but sand, sky and water.

1  Thank SallyFranz
Reviewed 5 August 2015

The beach South of La Push is beautiful and just the right amount of wild for my liking. The beach has signs of wear, natural and man-made. You can find your way down the trail with simple markers, and campsite are somewhat designated by strategically...More

1  Thank Travis H
Reviewed 3 August 2015

Second beach just south of La Push and First Beach is the best of many outdoor worlds. A vigorous walk through the primordial feel of a coastal rainforest leads you to a breathtaking beach. Walking through a maze of huge driftwood logs, fine, firm gray...More

1  Thank brothermoses
Reviewed 27 July 2015

This beach is absolutely stunning, especially during low tide when you can walk out and view the many different colored starfish that have attached themselves to the rocks. Each beach in the Forks area has its own personality. We completely agree with the waitress at...More

2  Thank curtcollin
Reviewed 24 July 2015

It was a bit of a hike but it was worth it. The view was breath taking and the beach was amazing. Beautiful sand and the little islands were stunning

3  Thank ValChesna
Reviewed 23 July 2015

I think this is the trail that almost did us in. Looking at the other reviews, the 17 minute hike down isn't the hard part. It's the hike back up. Wear sturdy shoes and bring your beach shoes..... It's a tougher workout than working construction...More

3  Thank SM H
Reviewed 23 July 2015

What a beautiful beach! The beginning of the hike down is pretty easy, but the climb back up the 84 steps was rather tiring. Completely worth it for the incredible views, however!

2  Thank Sharon C
Reviewed 19 July 2015 via mobile

There is a 17 minute walk down to the beach through a beautiful forested trail. Go down when the tide is out and you can walk over to the other side to explore tide pools and amazing caves.

3  Thank Rod R
Reviewed 18 July 2015 via mobile

I found it so beautiful I cried. Loved every second of being there.it was something that was like a dream for me and it was beautiful and peaceful and extremely quiet.

1  Thank maxy139
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Does second beach require a reservation for camping? or just a camping permit?
15 December 2016|
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Response from snowseekerWA | Reviewed this property |
I think technically you are supposed to register with the park service in Forks (or elsewhere, such as a park office in Port Angeles (on hurricane ridge road) or maybe the Hoh rainforest. With that said, I have only... More
I do not see Second Beach on my map. Where is it, or what is it near?
11 September 2016|
Response from Gail S | Reviewed this property |
It is South of La Push, off La Push rd. I found this on the WTA sight From Port Angeles follow US 101 west for 55 miles to the junction with State Route 110 (signed "Mora-La Push"). (From Forks the junction is 2 miles... More
Nancy B
How long would you allot for this?
16 July 2016|
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Response from Eileen T | Reviewed this property |
The trail itself is a climb up, walk on the flat, walk down, then scramble over a big log jam so takes a while depending on your age and agility. But allow plenty of time for exploring the lovely beach - so much... More