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“Go at minus tide for an amazing treat!”
Review of Third Beach

Third Beach
Ranked #3 of 5 things to do in La Push
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Seattle, Washington
Level 6 Contributor
103 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Go at minus tide for an amazing treat!”
Reviewed November 7, 2013

Sea Urchins abound but it is the 9 legged starfish that blew me away. We must have seen at least 6 different species of starfish. The tide pools were breathtaking

Visited July 2013
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Wasatch Mountains
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“Third Beach south to Toleak Point, Wild Primitive Coast of ONP”
Reviewed August 24, 2013

This is the third time our family has hiked along the primitive coast of Olympic National Park. The hike to Third Beach and down to Toleak Point is our favorite. With younger children, we camped at Scott Creek, not so far, and has a water source (to purify, not potable). This time we backpacked down to Toleak Point. It was crowded with campers, so we purified water and hiked back to Strawberry Point (no water source) to camp. Great tidal pooling. Backcountry camping permit and bear barrel is required, but easy to obtain at the ONP office in Port Angeles or Forks. Pick up a tide chart while you are there, and know how to use it! Wild primitive coastline, great to explore! The hike from the parking trailhead to Third Beach is 1.4 miles through beautiful forest. Third beach is sandy with large driftwood piles. Very beautiful, and worth the hike. Toleak Point is 6 miles, but there are closer places to camp. The overland trails are very steep and can be muddy. Ropes and cable ladders are often available, although not in perfect repair. DO NOT ATTEMPT THIS HIKE WITHOUT A TIDE CHART AND WATCH. There are headlands which are impassable except at low tides. You can get cut off and have to wait for the tide, so plan ahead.

Visited August 2013
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