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Second Beach Trail

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Address: 3002 Mt Angeles Rd, Port Angeles, Olympic National Park, WA
Phone Number: +1 360-565-3130
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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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This beach is absolutely beautiful. Here's how to plan your visit: - Be there during low tide - Hike the entire beach - Go ahead, get a little wet When we went on a Thursday... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 July 2015
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2015 via mobile

This beach is absolutely beautiful. Here's how to plan your visit: - Be there during low tide - Hike the entire beach - Go ahead, get a little wet When we went on a Thursday, we had the beach to ourselves.

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Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2015

It was a bit of a hike to get to the beach, but it was so worth it. Stunning views of the pacific ocean and sea stacks. What we enjoyed most was the tide pools with all of the star fish and anemones. Make sure to time your visit with low tide so yo can enjoy the tide pools.

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Medford, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015

Second Beach Trail - rustic, very "away" often muddy but the beach is spectacular. If you want to really feel that you are "away" try out this beach.

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Cary, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2015

Wonderful hike through the forest that opens up to a stunning beach! We arrived a couple of hours before low tide, which provided ample time to discover the tidal pools as the tide went out. Wonderfully quiet and beautiful beach with many photo opportunities if it's clear. We spent several hours here and saw the fog roll in towards the... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2015

If you're looking for a nice getaway from Seattle, or looking for a spot to stop on your tour of the Olympic Peninsula I would definitely recommend Second Beach. Before going, make sure you stop and get a camping permit at one of the ranger stations which are ~$5/person. The short hike in from the parking lot is easy enough... More 

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Santa Ana, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2015

Outstanding recreational area and photographic site. The sunset with the sea stacks in foreground was truly inspirational.

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Fremont, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2015

You can't see the beach from the road because of all the trees, but there is a nice parking lot for your car. The path to the beach takes about 20 minutes depending on what shape you are in. It is hilly and the last third is rather steep, but there are steps to help you descend. Once you arrive,... More 

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B'ham
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2015 via mobile

This is a fairly standard- yet beautiful- hike through the forest to reach the beach. When you get closer to your destination, the path slopes downward into a windey path that may be steep for some people. It can also be extremely muddy, so I'd avoid this trail if it's rained within a day or two. Once you reach the... More 

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Winter Park, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2015

First and second beach are popular thanks to Twilight, but Rialto beats them in all aspects. Ruby is also a do not miss. Get to these spots early for parking.

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Schaumburg, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2015

It's a longer hike than we thought (maybe 1.5 miles?) but it was an easy hike, interesting and the beach was worth the walk.

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