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Second Beach Trail, Olympic National Park

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Hiking Trail
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. Work out when and for how long to visit Second Beach Trail and other Olympic National Park attractions using our handy Olympic National Park itinerary builder.
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  • As for ocean beaches, this was by far the best of tide pools. Real life actual pools full of small, exotic, beautiful sea creatures. Rock formations are also incredible. Access is a great trail but at...  more »
  • We had doubts stop and take the walk, it was actually very nice, must be made with caution and calm walk trails, arriving had to jump through several trunks at the beach, but no problems, really beautiful.
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  • Navigating the trail to this beach is very similar to Ruby Beach - be prepared for a steepish, muddy trail down to to the beach, driftwood to climb over (although not as much) and shoes that you can g...  more »