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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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Shi Shi with Kids!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 17, 2015
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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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14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 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 30 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 14 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

I love this beach, only thing's you need to do is check the tide pool schedule and be careful going down the hill to get to the beach.

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Kent, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 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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30 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 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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