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Second Beach Trail

Forks, WA
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Ranked #1 of 15 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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Stitzer, Wisconsin
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

While this was a longer hike, it is well worth it. Walking through the rainforest is worth it alone, and then when you reach the ocean is wonderful. There is a wildness about the area that I loved. It's not an overly strenuous hike, but there are a few uphill parts where you may need a few seconds to catch... More

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newark, delaware
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73 reviews 73 reviews
33 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

We traveled from the east coast to visit this beach again. We timed our trip to coincide with a negative tide so as to be able to view the greatest amount of tide pools. The trail is .8 of a mile one way; there is some up but mostly down hill going to the beach. I think this forest is... More

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Newberry, MI
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78 reviews 78 reviews
20 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

The trailhead says 103 steps back up. It doesn't explain that these are not normal steps, but long sloping, dirt steps, climbing, winding around, up, up and up! While the climb back is challenging, beach is magnificent. Spectacular. Breath taking. Amazing. The sea stacks, the crashing surf, the wide expansive beach... It is a must see while in this area.... More

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Florida, USA
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Plan your visit for low tide in order to best appreciate the beach. The trail to the beach through old growth forest and huge trees is lovely. And at low tide, the beach is huge. Plenty of rocks and sea stacks with star fish, muscles, anemones and barnacles. And plenty of sand for an easy barefoot walk. But make sure... More

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12 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Planned a multi-day camping trip to Second Beach. We only ended up doing one night, but it was amazing. The trail is fairly easy. A little uphill at the start. The stairs (not your typical stairs) made the decent easier and the climb back up with a loaded pack much more tolerable. The beach is very scenic. Numerous rock formations,... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Ok so I'm a huge fan of Kalaloch but Second Beach is something special. My only complaint is they do not allow dogs on this beach. Well do what you have to, expect dirty looks and possible fine from a ranger though (we just got dirty looks lol). There is only so much parking so the beach can't get too... More

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Port Angeles, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Went on long hike there and back again. Wanted to walk with the dog...it was great, easy access. Just watch for tide tables.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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52 reviews 52 reviews
13 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

From the dark hard pack beach to the towering Cedars to the stadium size rocks jutting out of the ocean, you'll find this place dangerously beautiful, rugged and even a refuge. When the tide rolls out there's lots of little pockets of water to find interesting things. The drive along 101 is a nice drive as well. You park just... More

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Naples, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

The rumor is, this is a .7 mile walk to Second Beach...that may be true as the crow flies, but if you have questionable knees this trail zigzags all the way down to Second Beach and feels more like a 3-5 mile descent...but...once you get there the beach is breathtaking and worth every questionable step!!! It is also said that... More

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Palouse, Washington
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

Great ocean views and stacks, easy decent and wonderful place for kids to explore. In early spring few visitors, have a feeling of solitude

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