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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  • What a beautiful place to simply hike the endless sandy beaches and relax. You will need to be mindful of the steep path to the beach, but it's worth it. A must see!  more »
  • We first went to Rialto Beach to look at the Hole in the Wall...we were at Rialto during low tide then headed over to Second Beach. There is a walk but it's worth every step. Second Beach had stunning...  more »
  • Second Beach was the most challenging beach access walk we experienced. It is a steep walk down to the beach (and back up). The stacks fo trees you must cross to reach the beach was the tallest and mo...  more »
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