Second Beach Trail, Olympic National Park

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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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  • Another favorite places/hikes. The trail to Second Beach is a fairly easy trail for hiking. It take you down to Second Beach which is fantastic. This is a must visit!  more »
  • what a peaceful place, we watched a boat goingoout around the mountain of an Island in the bay, while looking at all the wooden stumps of trees on the stony beach, so picturesque with the waves lappin...  more »
  • We were extremely disappointed when we couldn't get to Rialto Beach as planned due to road construction but Second Beach really saved the day! Afterwards, we went to First Beach but Second beach was t...  more »
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