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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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Must visit

One of my favorite beach! What makes this more special is the fact that the only way to visit the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Boston, Massachusetts
Hike down

Took us 15 min to hike to the beach with lots of stairs down and then backup but worth it. The... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Alanea E
Wichita, Kansas
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Dense and marshy forest trail on the Olympic Coast.
  • Excellent79%
  • Very good18%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“low tide” (48 reviews)
“sea stacks” (50 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 4 days ago

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

Thank Anshita_S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank Alanea E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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

Thank tedh332
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Lotte F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

Thank 1natureseeker
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely stunning views. We had a fun hike and when we got to the beach it was surreal like nothing we had expected. It was worth all the effort, only wish we were younger and could camp and stay overnight with all the younger people...More

Thank Bonniesal
Reviewed 16 April 2017

We came here after visiting Rialto Beach. The walk through the forest is about 0.7 miles, and the info for it says Easy, but I disagree. Now I am not extremely active, but I also am not sedentary either. There are a lot of steps...More

Thank babygirlmj13
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Does second beach require a reservation for camping? or just a camping permit?
15 December 2016|
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Response from snowseekerWA | Reviewed this property |
I think technically you are supposed to register with the park service in Forks (or elsewhere, such as a park office in Port Angeles (on hurricane ridge road) or maybe the Hoh rainforest. With that said, I have only... More
I do not see Second Beach on my map. Where is it, or what is it near?
11 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
How long would you allot for this?
16 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