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.
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  • This beach is beautiful and not as busy as Rialto Beach. It is not as convenient to get to, since it is a little bit of a hike to get to the beach, but not difficult and doesn't take very long. 
    This beach is beautiful and not as busy as Rialto Beach. It is not as convenient to get to, since it is a little bit of a hike to get to the beach, but not difficult and doesn't take very long.  more »
  • The trail to Second Beach is beautiful. It was a foggy day at low tide. Sea level was still high at the time of low tide, and we could not find any starfishes except a lot of colorful anemones. 
    The trail to Second Beach is beautiful. It was a foggy day at low tide. Sea level was still high at the time of low tide, and we could not find any starfishes except a lot of colorful anemones.  more »
  • We went on a very foggy day and found the beach to be beautiful in the fog. We found plenty of starfish on the rocks, and driftwood on the beach. The rock formations are super cool. Water is cold and....  more
    We went on a very foggy day and found the beach to be beautiful in the fog. We found plenty of starfish on the rocks, and driftwood on the beach. The rock formations are super cool. Water is cold and....  more »

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