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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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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
10 helpful votes 10 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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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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Bellevue, Washington
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

Shi Shi beach in the Olympic Peninsula is a short and very rewarding hike. It is in the Macau Nation land and unfortunately you cannot brings dogs down to the beach, as it is National forest (or something like that). All the reviews are warning about the decline to the beach but we found that the mud on the trail... More

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Lawrence, Kansas, United States
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52 reviews 52 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

It's a tough, muddy hike down to the beach, including a rope-assisted descent just before meeting the waves. Breathtaking views, starfish and other sealife abundant in the tide pools. But if you're camping make sure you know the tides. Camp as far back as possible and note where the debris lines are from previous tides. Otherwise, you might end up... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
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69 reviews 69 reviews
17 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

After checking out Cape Flattery, we drove over to the Shi Shi Beach trail. The trail was extremely well kept up and some of the locals were working on hacking through some of the brush while we were on our hike. I will warn you that this is quite a bit of hiking, but well worth it! We both had... More

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Whistler, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

The beach is wonderful with all the driftwood, rocks and sandy beach. The trail was pretty hard. It took us about 1.5 hours to get there. There were downed trees we had to cross, many muddie areas that were hard to avoid. This trail is not in good shape. But if you are good in hiking, do it! Its so... More

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Stoughton, Wisconsin
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

Great hike even in the rain! The trip down to the beach and back up was a little slick with the mud but well worth it! The tide pools were awesome! Saw lots of starfish!

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Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

If you get a chance to trek this trail-do it! You will walk through a lot of mud to get there. About 2 miles in you descend down the steep hill to the right of the trail and what you will find when you reach the bottom is a truly unique beach experience, I hope you have the time to... More

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Beaver, Washington, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

I did this hike with my daughter in a carrier. I would recommend a VERY supportive carrier. Preferrably ERGObaby or Beco. I wore a cheapy Infantino carrier and my shoulders were hurting within 20 mins of the hike. However my daughter had a blast! That's what was important. The trail did get very steap at the end, but it's not... More

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