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Second Beach Trail

Forks, WA
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Ranked #1 of 16 Attractions in Forks
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Activities: Hiking
Traveler Description: Second Beach Trail is a 1km hike, an easy trail in a bountiful forest, leading to a marvelous, sandy beach. See pictures in the link above. more »
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Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

The trail in and out is steep at the end but doable. The reward when you get there is a beautiful beach with sea stacks and great marine life in the tide pools. You are able to walk out pretty far in low tide and really explore the sea stacks. We saw anemone, starfish, mussels, barnacles. A great place for... More

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Maine, US
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Second beach was my favorite out of Ruby/Rialto/First. Starfish galore and unique sea stacks. I planned it to arrive around low tide for best time to view tide pools. The trail was a nice walk with a steep decline at the end. We went early and were the only ones on the beach except for a few campers.

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Ashland, Ohio
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20 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

It was kind of foggy when we went and it was like a pirates cove. There is a hike to get there. Probably hard if you have balance problems. We liked it though. We saw the hole in the wall and explored for a couple of hours.

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Mentor, Ohio
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71 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This is a great beach. Parking for this beach was challenging. The hike in and out is difficult. People with small children and older people should probably avoid this hike. The sea stacks were amazing. If you are a photographer this is a great destination.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Very steep trail down to beach so very steep path up when returning. Good path, spectacular rock formations, about 3/4 miles each way

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Excellent beach with great tide pools. So much marine life. My daughter spent three hours down at the beach!

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Chicago, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Easy hike to a beautiful beach; plenty of parking at the start of the trail. We didn't run into too many other people on this trail, which was nice.

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We went to Rialto Beach first, and were shocked and amazed by the huge washed-in trees, big rocks and powerful winds. So, like the east coasters we are, we thought all of the beaches would be kind of like that. Well, we drove a few minutes down the coast, hiked the beautiful mile into the woods, and came out onto... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We were running down the .8mi trail to get to the beach in time for sunset and were not disappointed. The sun set behind the sea stacks. The beautiful purple and pink color didn't last for long, but it was great while it lasted-definitely recommend this time of day. The low tide allowed us to check out the tidal pools,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

You really must come to this beach for the sunset on a clear day - see my photos for why. The beach itself is very beautiful with the sea stacks, and the short trail goes through a very nice forest. Make sure you either go back immediately after sunset or take a flashlight with you for the hike back to... More

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