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Second Beach Trail

3002 Mt Angeles Rd, Port Angeles, Olympic National Park, WA
+1 360-565-3130
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A hike with tide pools

Didn't realize how long the hike was to get to the beach. After the hike (maybe a mile) and 128... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Greeneville, Tennessee
Absolutely worth the hike!

Absolutely stunning views. We had a fun hike and when we got to the beach it was surreal like... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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“low tide” (48 reviews)
“sea stacks” (48 reviews)
“tide pools” (40 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
3002 Mt Angeles Rd, Port Angeles, Olympic National Park, WA
+1 360-565-3130

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Reviewed yesterday

Didn't realize how long the hike was to get to the beach. After the hike (maybe a mile) and 128 steps down the hill we got to the beach. After the hike and the steps you get to climb over the driftwood. If you can...More

Thank Caryn899
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Absolutely stunning views. We had a fun hike and when we got to the beach it was surreal like nothing we had expected. It was worth all the effort, only wish we were younger and could camp and stay overnight with all the younger people...More

Thank Bonniesal
Reviewed April 15, 2017

We came here after visiting Rialto Beach. The walk through the forest is about 0.7 miles, and the info for it says Easy, but I disagree. Now I am not extremely active, but I also am not sedentary either. There are a lot of steps...More

Thank babygirlmj13
Reviewed March 13, 2017

As for ocean beaches, this was by far the best of tide pools. Real life actual pools full of small, exotic, beautiful sea creatures. Rock formations are also incredible. Access is a great trail but at the end of the trail I'd guess about 150...More

1  Thank jenniferi129
Reviewed January 28, 2017

Navigating the trail to this beach is very similar to Ruby Beach - be prepared for a steepish, muddy trail down to to the beach, driftwood to climb over (although not as much) and shoes that you can get wet/muddy.

Thank Sunseekergirl77
Reviewed December 21, 2016

I had the privilege of visiting Second Beach in both October 2012 and August 2015 and enjoyed it immensely both times. It is a short hike (maybe ~1.5 miles round trip from the parking area). I visited with my mother the first time I went,...More

Thank Angela L
Reviewed November 20, 2016

After a multiday hike and camping on remote beaches I found Second Beach beautiful and I can't complain about that. However, seeing the trash along the path going to the beach and on the beach which ruined it for me. I have seen a lot...More

3  Thank AAS619
Reviewed November 7, 2016

We really enjoyed Second Beach. When we visited it was a moody sky kind of day but that added to the beauty. Plus we practically had the beach to ourselves. I read some of the other reviews and the hike is really fairly easy (we...More

Thank MKtravelers19
Reviewed October 31, 2016

I have been to beaches all over the world. Although I agree that the hike was short and the beach was nice, I dont think this beach is worth the 40-50 mile drive from Port Angeles. Guess, for beach goers that havent seen nicer ones,...More

1  Thank Suresh L
Reviewed September 18, 2016

There were a lot of reviews that absolutely raved about this Beach, even some of the locals recommended it as their favorite. One place (AAA tourbook? Don't remember) said it was .8 mile hike "mostly level with some stairs at the end". Wow. In whose...More

4  Thank Deb325
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Does second beach require a reservation for camping? or just a camping permit?
December 14, 2016|
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Response from snowseekerWA | Reviewed this property |
I think technically you are supposed to register with the park service in Forks (or elsewhere, such as a park office in Port Angeles (on hurricane ridge road) or maybe the Hoh rainforest. With that said, I have only... More
I do not see Second Beach on my map. Where is it, or what is it near?
September 10, 2016|
Response from Gail S | Reviewed this property |
It is South of La Push, off La Push rd. I found this on the WTA sight From Port Angeles follow US 101 west for 55 miles to the junction with State Route 110 (signed "Mora-La Push"). (From Forks the junction is 2 miles... More
Nancy B
How long would you allot for this?
July 15, 2016|
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Response from Eileen T | Reviewed this property |
The trail itself is a climb up, walk on the flat, walk down, then scramble over a big log jam so takes a while depending on your age and agility. But allow plenty of time for exploring the lovely beach - so much... More