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Second Beach Trail

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Address: 3002 Mt Angeles Rd, Port Angeles, Olympic National Park, WA
Phone Number: (360)565-3130
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Dense and marshy forest trail on the Olympic Coast.

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A breathtaking experience

This destination had been recommended by a friend in Port Townsend, so it was a long drive on Labor Day weekend, but when I arrived it was an Oh My God, Oh My God, Oh My God... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 3, 2016
West Palm Beach, Florida

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 universe? Maybe athletic 20-somethings! Yes, we're in our early 60's but we go to the... More 

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Lake Mary, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

We hiked a ¾ mile down to the beach where we climbed over piles of massive driftwood logs to see the Hole in the Wall, a huge monolith through which the ocean's waves have bored a tunnel. There were also other huge Haystack rock formations and lots of people camping on the beach! Portolets at the trial head are full... More 

2 Thank Hawkro
Rome, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

The beach is very nice but it's not the best one in my opinion. Third beach, fourth beach and ruby beach are better. Nevertheless also this one is beautiful and walking on it at low tideis really nice!

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 620 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016

This destination had been recommended by a friend in Port Townsend, so it was a long drive on Labor Day weekend, but when I arrived it was an Oh My God, Oh My God, Oh My God experience. It was absolutely breathtaking and awe inspiring. So worth the trip.

2 Thank DoloresJacoby
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

I didn't expect this place to be as pretty as it was! It really takes your breath away. There are 3 beaches right near each other, with different access. This one is definitely the prettiest with a short hike from the parking area. Gorgeous!

1 Thank jfs6
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016

This is truly one of Earth's best places. This place has deep soulful meaning to my wife and I. It's in the top 5 best bang for your hiking effort buck locations anywhere. I actually love the fact that it takes about 20 minutes from the parking lot to the beach. Otherwise, I think 1000's of people would be there... More 

2 Thank snowseekerWA
Asheville, NC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016

Lovely beach with sea stacks in all directions, sand rather than rocks or pebbles. Have to get past the usual band of driftwood at the top of the beach, but trees were smaller than Rialto and easy to get across. No shells

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Santa Barbara, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

We took a day trip to La Push from Port Angeles and it was really worth the drive. The weather was 72 in Forks and in La Push, it was foggy and 59. To my surprise, Second Beach was sandy. There's a good size driftwood pile you must climb over to reach the sandy beach. Once you're on the sand,... More 

2 Thank Stephanie G
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016

This is a beautiful beach! The trail is 0.7 miles, mostly beautiful forest. There are about 150 steps built into the trail near the beach. Then you need to get over or through the large washed up tree trunks at the end of the trail. It's no biggie if you're in decent shape, but if you are tired or not... More 

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Spring, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016 via mobile

Did a Ranger guided tide pool tour here. Wow. Beautiful. Sea stars and other sea creatures among the rocks and sea stacks. Don't miss it.

Thank Bud E

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