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Shi Shi Beach

Shi Shi Beach Road, Clallam Bay, WA 98326
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Worth the hike to the Arches

This is one of our favorite beaches. If you have time to camp for a few nights definitely do. It is... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
joyfullsmiles
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Chino, California
You are in rain forest - you should expect mud

Yes, it is muddy but there are workaround each and everyone of the muddy areas. No fire, no... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mike5466
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Canada
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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.
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“tide pools” (20 reviews)
“trail head” (10 reviews)
“low tide” (18 reviews)
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Shi Shi Beach Road, Clallam Bay, WA 98326
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"tide pools"
in 20 reviews
"trail head"
in 10 reviews
"low tide"
in 18 reviews
"day hike"
in 8 reviews
"rock formations"
in 6 reviews
"beautiful beach"
in 8 reviews
"steep drop"
in 4 reviews
"muddy trail"
in 6 reviews
"no pets"
in 2 reviews
"muddy areas"
in 5 reviews
"park service"
in 3 reviews
"well worth the effort"
in 4 reviews
"soft sand"
in 2 reviews
"long hike"
in 3 reviews
"walking stick"
in 2 reviews
"port angeles"
in 6 reviews
"washington coast"
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is one of our favorite beaches. If you have time to camp for a few nights definitely do. It is a beautiful spot. The hike in is not bad. The parking lot at the trail head can get filled up and you can park...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Yes, it is muddy but there are workaround each and everyone of the muddy areas. No fire, no weapon, no dog - these signs are all very clear at the beginning and at the end of the trail. Yes, it takes a little longer than...More

1  Thank Mike5466
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Did this hike today! Parked at the trailhead parking lot. Part rainforest, some boardwalks. Be prepared for muddy trail in parts. Path can be narrow in parts. Descent to beach has some stairs and path. Well marked. Accessed beach at the bottom and continued to...More

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Reviewed May 28, 2018 via mobile

When your with family and friends. You must be crazy not to stop and if you don't like it I've got ocean front property here in Wyoming I'll sell you.. this is a fun stop and a wonderful place to see. If you like beaches...More

2  Thank Ron S
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Reviewed April 7, 2018

I seldom write a negative review, but I wanted to warn people about this destination. I love hiking and especially if there is a beautiful destination in mind. This has to be one of the most miserable hikes that I have ever been on. I...More

5  Thank D D
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Reviewed March 18, 2018 via mobile

Thank you to all other reviews! We chose this muddy but beautiful 4 mile hike over other trails with lots of roots and elevation. We enjoyed the well maintained paths and wood bridges and boardwalks but take a walking stick. When you arrive to the...More

1  Thank Joan B
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Reviewed October 29, 2017 via mobile

The trail from the lot to the beach is about two miles one way and Very Muddy. There’s a fairly steep climb down to the beach. I understand there used to be ropes to help hikers, but they’re now in the process of installing stairs/railings....More

1  Thank SKFM
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Reviewed October 5, 2017

We bought our pass for the Makah Indian Reservation at the Washburn General Store. An annual pass for $10. Shi Shi is pronounced like shy shy. The parking area was fairly full. There was a toilet available. We hiked 2 miles through the woods and...More

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Reviewed October 1, 2017

Instead of the cold, gray and dreary beach that I had imagined, this ended up being one of the best beaches I've ever been to. When I visited the sky was clear and the cool air, which I'd thought be a hindrance, was actually really...More

2  Thank Thalassic
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Reviewed September 20, 2017 via mobile

We did the day hike to Shi Shi beach. The hike is easy until you get to the spot to get down to the beach. There are ropes to help you navigate down the trail. It's a short descent and doable for most people. The...More

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John R
June 19, 2018|
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Response from D D | Reviewed this property |
There isn't any camping at the beach, Just a couple of miles from the Shi Shi parking lot there is a very beautiful camping area named Hobuck 2726 Makah Passage 360-645-2339. It is split into two sections, dry camping... More
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Kelly C
December 9, 2017|
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No, you cannot drive all the way to the beach. It's a hiking trail and you'll either have to park at the trail head (day trip), or at a private trailer (overnight).
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maxxxc2017
October 15, 2017|
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Response from Dannyshula | Reviewed this property |
You can get the pass in the Museum in Ney Bay, only one needed.
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