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Second Beach Trail

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Address: 3002 Mt Angeles Rd, Port Angeles, Olympic National Park, WA
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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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Beautiful rainy beach

Second beach is by far the prettiest of the beaches coming from Forks. The sea stacks and tide pools are amazing. The hike coming back up is pretty tough if you're not in good... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 September 2015
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Kokomo, Indiana

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Kokomo, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2015

Second beach is by far the prettiest of the beaches coming from Forks. The sea stacks and tide pools are amazing. The hike coming back up is pretty tough if you're not in good shape or if it's raining (which it probably is!) It's worth the hike though and there's plenty of parking thanks to a second lot a short... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2015

A favorite beach..sand beach..beautiful at sunset..easy hike from the parking lot...amazing sea stacks...

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2015 via mobile

This beach is different than Rialto beach. It's a hike to the beach. It's about half mile. There are many steps down to the beach. It's can be challenging. The day of our visit it was raining and windy. We didn't get to see much. We will definitely come back on a better day. We saw a couple of people... More 

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Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2015

Beach was beautiful, expansive, totally different character than Rialto. Trail was a bit challenging, but beautiful and doable by us old out of shape folks.

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Gulf Shores, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2015

This 1.5 mile trail through the forests to Second Beach was awesome, but not particularly easy (I have arthritis). The day we went there were two large trees across the trail, plus there was quite a bit of climbing down to the beach and then back up. The beach itself was awesome and I am glad we took the trek.... More 

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Santiago Atitlan, Guatemala
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2015

Pleasant 10 minute walk through the forest, down nicely designed steps to reach the ocean beach. Be aware that one has to climb over huge driftwood logs to reach the beach itself and anyone with difficulties regarding balance or limited mobility of knees probably cannot make it across he driftwood to be able to walk on the beach.

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Boston
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2015

It's only half a mile down to the beach, on a nice forest trail. Once you're there, another world. Go at low tide and turn right for some wonderful tide pools. Or turn left and walk a mile and a half to the distant end of the beach - few people do. Eagles, otters... and wonderful views!

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San Diego, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2015

We are from California and have seen many good beaches there. We had some high expectation for this beach but feel a little disappointed after parking our car in a muddy road and hiking 0.x mile to the beach. There are small islands in the sea however they are not accessible. We have to take some pictures and leave.

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Park City, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2015

A beautiful, quiet beach on the reservation. Lots of star fish, clean sand and beautiful views. We walked and explored for a few hours in early morning and ranked it one of our favorite beaches on our trip down the Washington coast. We saw surfers coming as we left but had the beach to ourselves all morning. A wonderful find... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2015

You reach Second Beach by hiking about 25 minutes through a lovely Second Growth forest. Most of the hike is easy although there are some steps. As you reach the beach, there is some driftwood you will have to climb over. We arrived at the beach right at low tide and were able to walk out to explore the Sea... More 

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