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Address: Olympic National Park, WA
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Considered one of the most beautiful beaches on the Washington Coast, this...

Considered one of the most beautiful beaches on the Washington Coast, this stretch of sand features tide pools, sea stacks and headlands, all abutted by a coastal forest.

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Slimy yet satisfying!

This trail is a nice and easy, with very few changes in elevation. It's a good one to bring your kids to, just be careful of the descent to the beach. There are safety ropes so be... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Anilyn A
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Seattle, Washington, United States

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Seattle, Washington, United States
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31 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This trail is a nice and easy, with very few changes in elevation. It's a good one to bring your kids to, just be careful of the descent to the beach. There are safety ropes so be sure to use them and you should be A-ok! I got sick of the mud towards the end of the trail, but its... More 

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Stamford, Connecticut
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

*let me start by saying this is a review for the hike to Seafield Creek campground. Shi Shi is the closest landmark recognized by Trip Advisor* I wanted to write a review about this hike as there was a lot I didn't know until I got to the park (from Connecticut!) that I couldn't find in my endless internet searches... More 

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South Royalton, Vermont
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is truly one of the most spectacular beaches in the world and only a 50 minute walk to the steep descent to the sand. Even if you don't walk the next hour plus to the arches and Petroleum Creek, wander north a bit to wondeful tidal pools, caves and sea stacks. It will be some of the best 3... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016

I'm a hiker and I don't find this hike difficult at all as most of the trail was relatively flat. What is annoying is dealing with the mud especially if you're not wearing waterproof shoes. This could be a very dirty hike. The only caution is that there is a very steep decent at the end of the trail to... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

Easy 2 mile trail to the beach through the woods. The 200 ft descent down is not easy, but its doable for most. Try not to trust those ropes too much. Some of them looked like cheap nylon and they could be rotted and unreliable. However: once you're at the beach, it doesn't even matter. We showed up right after... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

The walk through the woods is really neat with boardwalk paths and beautiful surroundings. It is muddy, like people say, but the severity will depend on how much rain they have had. It is still bearable but fairly bad in some places. The drop off down to the beach is very steep but manageable and we didn't have any mud... More 

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Boston
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

You have to work a bit to get here. You have to follow some sort of cryptic roads. Get a permit from the Makah (you can get it at the diner in town). Avoid the parking lot toilet which was the worst I've ever seen outside of Asia! Very muddy trails. Totally awesome beach though! Just not for the casual... More 

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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

Amazing beach which you are really glad to reach after a bit of a hike through the forest. Guide books say it's a sharp descent to the beach and it is! Take you pick from the difficult walk down through the tree roots or abseil down via a rope. if you abseil up from the beach it does take quite... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

After hiking 12 miles on different hikes on different beach trails, I dragged my family to this hike. I saw some beautiful art photography done there and wanted to experience it myself. You need to do a 2 mile hike to the beach, then 2 miles on the beach to the interesting spot, then 4 miles back to the parking... More 

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Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

You start by driving, literally, to the end of the road. there, you park and head into the woods on a beautiful forest trail. There are multiple board walks and during wet seasons there can be quite a bit of mud. But the trail is very good and worth the hike all by itself. Almost 2 miles in you arrive... More 

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