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Day Hike or Camp

This is a beautiful destination for either a day hike or an overnight camping trip. It is a .7... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sarah_SQ6334SQ
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Port Orchard, Washington
SECOND BEACH - ABSOLUTELY AMAZING

This place is a hidden gem, a must see travel destination for hikers and campers of all ages. In... read more

Reviewed 28 March 2017
Alex L
via mobile
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Scenic beach with hiking trails located in Olympic National Park.
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good19%
  • Average4%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
1 week ago
“Day Hike or Camp”
28 Mar 2017
“SECOND BEACH - ABSOLUTELY AMAZING”
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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WA
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautiful destination for either a day hike or an overnight camping trip. It is a .7 mile hike from the trailhead to the beach, then you climb over 20' - 30' of driftwood to access the sandy shores of the ocean. You...More

Thank Sarah_SQ6334SQ
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

This place is a hidden gem, a must see travel destination for hikers and campers of all ages. In the ocean you can find loads of starfish (don't touch!), sea cucumbers, and rip tides!!! Make sure if camping to protect against the rain, you will...More

1  Thank Alex L
Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

Second Beach was beautiful. A much prettier beach than First Beach. The views of the ocean are breathtaking. The trail to the beach is about 3/4 of a mile, pretty easy to navigate, but is a steep decline as you get closer to the beach....More

2  Thank Randylbear
Reviewed 30 August 2015 via mobile

It was our first time camping at the beaches in the Olympic peninsula & we chose Second Beach. It seemed pretty (from pictures) plus the trail to the beach is an easy 0.7 mile walk down a hill. We stopped by the wilderness information center...More

2  Thank Haritha M
Reviewed 28 August 2015

Second Beach is incredible. It is best to time your visit to about an hour before low tide so that you have close access to the tidal pools and some of the sea stacks. The scenery is truly amazing and the photo opportunities are unlimited....More

3  Thank Kbarrelle
Reviewed 13 August 2015

South of Forks, take Washington Route 110 west (right) toward the sea. Several miles down the road, you will see railheads for both Second and Third Beaches. These are the iconic beaches surrounded by forest, studded by driftwood, and guarded by many a jutting sea...More

Thank etweeden
Reviewed 5 August 2015

A refreshing hike through the forest, down several steps and then … wow! A breathtaking beach appears full of sea stacks, a myriad of driftwood and bountiful sea life. Not at all what we imagined and we were all in awe of this spectacular beach....More

Thank LizNantucket
Reviewed 19 July 2015 via mobile

I've gone to many, many NPs over the years and the tendency for my breath to be taken away has waned over the years but this did it, hands down. I didn't want to leave!!! Just down right wild and beautiful!!! Will be coming back!!!

1  Thank Ontheroadagain1886
Reviewed 19 July 2015

First of all we are from Florida so beach is not supposed to be an exciting topic for us but the beaches in Olympic Park are! They are different from the east coast, with giant rocks in the water and dead trees in the beach....More

Thank Li D
Reviewed 21 April 2015 via mobile

I was so excited to finally hike this trail. I had heard wonderful things and wanted to on an earlier trip but didn't get to. Well it was SO worth the wait. An enchanting and other worldly trail through the lush forest that ended on...More

Thank kidsmom1999
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