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Second Beach Trail

3002 Mt Angeles Rd, Port Angeles, Olympic National Park, WA
+1 360-565-3130
Review Highlights
Great mix of hiking, trees, beach, sea stacks and tide-pooling!

We were extremely disappointed when we couldn't get to Rialto Beach as planned due to road... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Penny E
Great beach!

We didn't get to spend as much time here as I hope (it hailed twice the day we went here), so I... read more

Reviewed 21 September 2017
Holly H
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Dense and marshy forest trail on the Olympic Coast.
  • Excellent78%
  • Very good19%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“sea stacks” (50 reviews)
“low tide” (52 reviews)
“tide pools” (41 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
3002 Mt Angeles Rd, Port Angeles, Olympic National Park, WA
+1 360-565-3130

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were extremely disappointed when we couldn't get to Rialto Beach as planned due to road construction but Second Beach really saved the day! Afterwards, we went to First Beach but Second beach was the high-point of our day. The trail was a little challenging...More

Thank Penny E
Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

We didn't get to spend as much time here as I hope (it hailed twice the day we went here), so I didn't get to explore as much as I'd like, but it was a beautiful short hike to an equally beautiful beach.

Thank Holly H
Reviewed 18 September 2017

We were trying to pack a lot in a few days on our recent visit to Pacific Northwest from the east coast. Debated whether we had time for visiting the coast in Washington but were glad we made time to do the Second Beach Trail....More

1  Thank travel_wm
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

A great find! Limited parking at the trailhead but understandably has overflow parking nearby. There is basic portable toilets at the trailhead. A straightforward undulating 1 mile walk on a good, well-demarcated path through the beautiful wood. Relatively steep inclines at either end, with steps...More

Thank PierreMalmaison
Reviewed 31 August 2017

We saw gray whales just off the beach. A lot of steps to get to the beach. Good beach for walking. Good place for the sunset.

Thank bikeco
Reviewed 19 August 2017

First of all, after reading some of the reviews, I should mention that this is a review of Second Beach and not Beach 2. I myself was initially confused about the two. Beach 2 is close to Kalaloch Lodge and Ruby Beach. I, myself, have...More

1  Thank ShifraToronto
Reviewed 4 August 2017

Nice 15-20 minutes hike through green and lush rain forest leads you to the beautiful Second Beach. If possible, try to get there during low tide, tide pools open up another world which makes the beach so much more exciting. Without tide pools, it is...More

Thank Ave T
Reviewed 31 July 2017

really nice views and for sure a bit less crowded. you have to do some walking to get down there...but hey you came to walk the beach didnt you?

Thank Jeff S
Reviewed 28 July 2017

Unless you are adept at up and down hiking the trail can be a bit of a challenge. The deadfall is downright dangerous. Unlike Ruby and Rialto beaches there is about 30 yards or dense deadfall with no path. Anyone with balance issues will need...More

Thank DWathenYoungstown_OH
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

Have a bite to eat at Kalaloch Lodge and then take a walk on the beach. Totally exposed to the weather you can walk at low tide for hours and simply enjoy and relax. Always something interesting to find washed up on the beach or...More

Thank tchrs
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14 December 2016|
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Response from Lara W | Reviewed this property |
No reservations required or available. First come, first serve.
10 September 2016|
Response from Gail S | Reviewed this property |
It is South of La Push, off La Push rd. I found this on the WTA sight From Port Angeles follow US 101 west for 55 miles to the junction with State Route 110 (signed "Mora-La Push"). (From Forks the junction is 2 miles... More
Nancy B
15 July 2016|
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Response from Eileen T | Reviewed this property |
The trail itself is a climb up, walk on the flat, walk down, then scramble over a big log jam so takes a while depending on your age and agility. But allow plenty of time for exploring the lovely beach - so much... More