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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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Trencin, Slovakia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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84 reviews 84 reviews
13 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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36 attraction reviews
155 helpful votes 155 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
40 helpful votes 40 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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

I would like to apologize for the length of this review beforehand. My friends and I were very excited to see this place. I'm not the type that writes reviews, but I feel it's fair to warn fellow wilderness lovers before a journey is made. The drive to the beach was a long and twisty one from Port Angeles, through... More

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st. charles, mo
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

I'd done my research and read all the reviews about this beach, but nothing compared to experiencing it in real life. At the trail head, there's a warning sign that the hike is not suitable for people with weak knees, ankles, or backs, and they're not wrong. Do not attempt this hike or the crazy descent to the beach if... More

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Gig Harbor, Washington
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

My husband and I (both retired) hiked this trail in May. We'd been wanting to go to Shi Shi Beach, Cape Flattery, and Lake Ozette. I'd read reviews that the trail was muddy but thought since it had been dryer weather, we'd be okay. I was glad I brought my Bogs boots in a backpack because about 1/2 way through... More

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Bluffton, IN
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

So the hike was a little muddy but the end result was gorgeous! The beach was mostly deserted. The weather was clear and about 70 degrees. We climb over the large rock formation to get to the north side of the beach and it was even more beautiful. Absolutely no one was there!. I took a short nap listening to... More

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Durham, North Carolina, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

The first thing to know if you have to go through the Indian Reservation by Neah Bay to get to the trail, Do not go to the Ranger station in Ozette (unless you want to hike 13 miles with some almost unpassable areas). After we found the correct trailhead, it wasn't a bad hike. There are parts of the trail... More

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

Olympic National Park was one of my wife and I's favorite parks that we've been too. And as for me, Shi Shi beach was the best part of the park. The hike is a bit muddy (we went in the end of May), but it is extremely gorgeous. The forest is so lush and green, it felt like we were... More

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