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Second Beach Trail

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Address: 3002 Mt Angeles Rd, Port Angeles, Olympic National Park, WA
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Dense and marshy forest trail on the Olympic Coast.

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Peaceful Hike to a Wonderful Beach

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Angela L
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Cedar Rapids, Iowa

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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, and a friend the second time. My friend and I did not find the hike... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 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 worse in other places but I will never understand why people are so careless. Easy... More 

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San Mateo, CA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 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 are mid 60's). Not sure if I would drive from Port Angeles to see it... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 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, this may look great.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 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 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 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 

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Rome, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 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.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 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!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 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 

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