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Second Beach Trail

3002 Mt Angeles Rd, Port Angeles, Olympic National Park, WA
+1 360-565-3130
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Remote and wonderful

Have a bite to eat at Kalaloch Lodge and then take a walk on the beach. Totally exposed to the... read more

Reviewed 8 July 2017
via mobile
The best beach in the Park

We visited several beaches, including Ruby, and found this to be the best. Make sure to go at low... read more

Reviewed 27 June 2017
Raleigh, North Carolina
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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 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
Reviewed 27 June 2017

We visited several beaches, including Ruby, and found this to be the best. Make sure to go at low tide for great walking and tide pool exploration!

Thank efhalter
Reviewed 22 June 2017

One of my favorite beach! What makes this more special is the fact that the only way to visit the beach is by doing the hike. The hike is easy to moderate. I went there with my husband and parents and they comfortably did the...More

1  Thank Anshita_S
Reviewed 11 June 2017

Took us 15 min to hike to the beach with lots of stairs down and then backup but worth it. The views are amazing. You will have to climb over lots of logs and driftwood to get to the beach after you hike down.

1  Thank Alanea E
Reviewed 9 June 2017

From the small parking lot, there is a well marked trail that leads you to the beach along a moderate (not too difficult, but there is a change in elevation) path. Hiking through the tall trees and climbing over the huge drift wood logs to...More

Thank Ort007
Reviewed 7 June 2017

This beach was better than Ruby beach. little harder approx 7/10 of a mile walk, down hill at the end, but bigger and better tidal pools. Waves were not as bad to take a dip

1  Thank tedh332
Reviewed 5 June 2017

The walk is through wonderful rain forest,not too strenuous. Definitely worth the effort :) The beach is beautiful,just like Ruby Beach

1  Thank Lotte F
Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

This is a beautiful beach, much better than First Beach. There's not a lot of parking but there is a port-a-potty here. It's a .7 mile hike to beach with some up & down with stairs. There's a lot of beached logs (large trees) that...More

1  Thank 1natureseeker
Reviewed 24 May 2017

We really enjoyed seeing the sea stacks in second beach. The size of the driftwood was amazing! Although it was raining we spent about an hour on the beach (we had rain coats over down jackets and had rain pants). The sea stacks, the black...More

Thank RxNCHikers
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Didn't realize how long the hike was to get to the beach. After the hike (maybe a mile) and 128 steps down the hill we got to the beach. After the hike and the steps you get to climb over the driftwood. If you can...More

Thank Caryn899
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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