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Second Beach Trail

Forks, WA
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Ranked #1 of 15 attractions in Forks
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Dayton, Ohio
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57 reviews 57 reviews
15 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

You need to bring hiking shoes, and be ready to hike down to the beach (we underestimated the hike) but once you get there it is so worth it!! Tidal pools that are easily reached, and beautiful sea stacks. When we were there there was one other set of people on the whole stretch of beach, taking pictures. I have... More

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Springfield, Missouri
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

1st of all watch your speed! I totally got yelled at for going to fast, which I was under 30MPH trying to find this place... FYI don't make the natives mad lol! I was able to find it fairly well. Started off a decent trail then started up hill can be a bit rough on smokers (Yes, I am a... More

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Bellevue, Washington
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

Through the woods.. and when you near the ocean you can hear the waves.. It was a wonderful experience. The beach itself was secluded and it would have been lovely to just sit there and dream.. But it was raining ! ;-)

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Seattle, Washington
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

Walk .75 miles to the beach, a very easy walk. Walk 200 yards to the right, north, to see the Hole in the Wall. Turn around and walk 45 minutes south to the end of the beach. It is THE BEST.

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Arlington, Texas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

We decided to do this trail at the recommendation of our hotel, and she described it as a "thigh burner." An accurate description, but the view was worth it. We arrived shortly before sunset and at low tide, which allowed an opportunity to take beautiful pictures as well as investigate the tidal pools. Despite many recommendations for Rialto Beach, that... More

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Ashland, Nebraska
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

Yes, Second Beach is gorgeous. But, reaching it does NOT involve an “easy trail.” Moderately hard climb to start, lovely level section for a short while, then a steep descent to the beach. Which means, it’s a DEATH-climb to get back out! And, be darn sure to visit a clean privy before going there, if you do. You’re much better... More

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Haltom City, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

The lack of a 5 star review is do in part to that last uphill climb (more explanation later in the review), and the sort of "port of potty" they have near the beach. Trash it, it is better and more sanitary to use the woods. Plenty of large trees and bushes to give you some privacy here, and trust... More

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Denver, Colorado
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Easy access, but you feel that you are isolated. Go at low tide and bring a picnic lunch....gorgeous!

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Terhorne, Friesland, Netherlands
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

It is about a miles walk down to the beach, through a mini rainforest. And then suddenly it is light and you are on this beautiful beach! I loved the view, the rocks, the ocean. The combination of the effort to get there and the reward was exactly right. I loved it!

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Gig Harbor, Washington
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

Go out at low tide. Sea stars everywhere! Wear some rubber rain boots so you can slosh around and explore under all the rocks.

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