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Shi Shi Beach

Olympic National Park, WA
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Type: Beaches
Activities: Hiking
Owner description: Considered one of the most beautiful beaches on the Washington Coast, this stretch of sand features tide pools, sea stacks and headlands, all abutted... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Kent, Washington
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

I had been trying to get out here for years. Be sure to get a tribal parking pass, $10 per year. Park right at the trailhead unless you are overnighting on the beach in which case you must get a wilderness pass from the National Park Service and park in a nearby pay lot. Be prepared for a little mud,... More

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Issaquah, Washington
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I had no idea how flipping gorgeous Shi Shi Beach would be! I went on a backpacking and camping trip to the beach with a small group. Beauty was absolutely everywhere! Beach is secluded and spectacular with large rock formations and amazingly active tide pools. A family of bald eagles were in the trees above us and we could see... More

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Imperial, Missouri
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

First off, the good stuff. 1- Crazy beautiful sea stacks. If you've never been here, do yourself a favor and do an image search for "point of arches olympic np" to get an idea what you'll be seeing. Even if the sun doesn't cooperate, the sunrise view at low tide of the Point of Arches is breathtaking! 2- Plenty of... More

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Arlington, Texas, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

If you plan to stay overnight, you need to park your vehicle at a private space which costs $10/day. Day parking is free at trailhead. The trail is around 2 miles before you reach the beach. There's no elevation but the trail is full of mud. You could avoid the mud by following few trails on the side along the... More

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Hamilton, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

There is a hike on about one and a half our to the beach, but what a view. Such a beautiful place. Go there when the tide is low, and check out the tide poles. Saw star fish and other stuff. Really nice! People camp down there, which I wished I had done. However, not everyone clean after themselves, a... More

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Lynnwood, Washington
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202 reviews 202 reviews
96 attraction reviews
164 helpful votes 164 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Of course the sun came out halfway back to car, but Shi-Shi Beach was still spectacular. It was a bit of a chore to get there, but well worth the effort. You do need a Makah recreation pass to park at the trail head. It's only 2 miles to the beach, but what a 2 miles it was. Lots of... More

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Trencin, Slovakia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

The beach was really long with beautiful scenery etc. But honestly, I am not sure if it is worth it, if you dont have much time in the area. The hike was quite long and muddy, and the beach was...well... like a sandy beach. A day before our hike to Shi-shi beach, we were on Second beach (by La Push)... More

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Seattle, Washington
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85 reviews 85 reviews
13 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

The Shi Shi beach area is beautiful. It definitely can be done as a day hike, but it also would be an excellent place to pack in and camp for awhile (if camping don't forget your bear proof food container or you can be fined). The trail out is about 2.5 miles of gradual climb followed by a very steep... More

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Friday Harbor, Washington
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242 reviews 242 reviews
39 attraction reviews
173 helpful votes 173 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Easy hike except for about a half mile of muddy trail. Social trails bypass the worst parts. Go on a minus tide for great tide pool viewing. We also saw a sea otter - our first on the Washington coast. We did about 8 miles with lunch on the beach. We did the round trip in about 4 hours.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

I was nervous about this hike after reading the reviews but we decided to do it anyway and I'm glad we did. The first third of the walk is mostly boarded trail through the forest and then the rest is muddy paths. There is a lot of mud but it's easy to avoid as there are always side trails around... More

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