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Address: , Olympic National Park, WA
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Activities: Hiking
Description: Considered one of the most beautiful beaches on the Washington Coast, this...
Considered one of the most beautiful beaches on the Washington Coast, this stretch of sand features tide pools, sea stacks and headlands, all abutted by a coastal forest.
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Beautiful scenery, worth the hike to Point of Arches

Shi Shi beach was beautiful, relatively unspoilt, and the only way to get to Point of Arches which is a gorgeous collection of sea stacks. It's quite a haul from Seattle and too... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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Vienna, Austria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Shi Shi beach was beautiful, relatively unspoilt, and the only way to get to Point of Arches which is a gorgeous collection of sea stacks. It's quite a haul from Seattle and too time consuming for a day trip, but worth it IMO if staying on the Olympic Peninsula. One thing to note though - it's not easy to get... More 

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New Haven, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

The sign at the trailhead says it is 2 miles to the beach, but our hike book said 3.3 miles and that seemed true. The last bit includes a sleep descent over a cliff with slippery tree roots - not for the infirm or very little kids

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

This would be a great day trip. Make sure you check the tide charts so you arrive at Point of Arches at low tide. The hike is easy until you reach the decent to the beach but that is do-able for anyone without problems walking/climbing. We hiked out to camp overnight, enjoying amazing weather the entire way. Two hours later... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

I'm leaving this review because we were traveling with 4, 7 and 9 year old kids, and we could not figure out if this would be ok with children. Here's our take: The kids loved it. We went in July, and there were enough salmon berries ripe for the picking on the trail that walking became like a game. It... More 

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Bellevue, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015 via mobile

My husband, myself and two of our teenagers backpacked in on a Friday, and out on a Sunday. We stopped to get our back-country permits from the Kalaloch ranger station, then obtained our tribal land pass at the market in Neah Bay. We dropped the teens and bags off at the trailhead and drove back to park the car in... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

My husband and I took a day trip to explore Shi Shi after falling in love over and over again with Capel Flattery. First of all, I can understand the differing reviews on describing the hike difficulty. The first couple miles to the beach are easy - some muddy patches (which I am certain are full blown mud pools in... More 

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Livingston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Parking at the trailhead is diffucult. It is a popular place, yet the parking lot only has room for maybe 10 cars. So parking along the road is a must. Most of trail is fine, with some muddy spots, some incline and declines, some areas a little more difficult to negotiate. We are in our mid-50's and not the most... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We hiked in to the beach for an overnight camp on July 4th. It's a long beach so it didn't feel crowded despite the ranger report of over 200 people. Because you have to carry everything in 2 miles to the beach, there were no keg parties or loud groups. The walk to the end of the beach at low... More 

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Minnnetonka, MN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This is listed as one of the best places in the world to see tide pools and it is true. You do need to hike quite a way in. The hike itself is not too bad, but at the end there is a steep cliff you need to go down and make your way back up when you leave. Make... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 via mobile

This was by far the best beach for tide pools! The hike is NOT for the faint of heart. Parts were very muddy and the last portion of the hike was a steep cliff that you had to hold on to a rope to get up and down. From the parking lot to the end was over 3 miles one... More 

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