Second Beach Trail, Olympic National Park

4.8
#3 of 10 in Trails in Olympic National Park
Stretching for 1.6 km (1 mi), Second Beach Trail takes you along a flat stretch of coast offering unparalleled views of the ocean. The offshore sea stacks attract oystercatchers, seabirds, and gulls, but the real attraction here are migrating whales (March/April and October). You will need a wilderness permit for overnight stays. To visit Second Beach Trail on your holiday in Olympic National Park, and find out what else Olympic National Park has to offer, use our Olympic National Park trip itinerary maker tool .
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  • We went here last week while in ONP. We arrived just over an hour before low tide which was perfect. The hike through the forest is another beautiful ONP hike. The fun part is when you pass through th...  more »
  • With their fallen trunks, beach rocks and islets on the shore, the deafening noise of the Pacific. You must not miss to take anorak or jacket because the humid environment with mist and Pacific air are very cold even in August.
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  • During our mid-September family trip to Olympic National Park, this beach on an unexpectedly sunny day, was the highlight of our trip. Beautiful blue sky and sun there despite being rainy even 5 miles...  more »
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