Near ocean-side La Push, home of the Quileute Nation, a series of three beaches separated by rocky headlands — aptly named First, Second and Third Beach — offer sandy landscapes with tide pools, crashing waves and striking sea stacks. Our favorite is Second Beach, accessed via a gentle trail just long enough (almost a mile) to discourage casual visitors. Rialto Beach is also close by, featuring giant drift logs, dramatic waves and a rocky shore for tossing stones. Further south, near Kalaloch Lodge and campground, Ruby Beach and another beach series (Beach 1, 2, 3, 4, etc.) also offer beach combing. During the summer, ranger-led tide pool programs are available at Beach 4.
Recent Traveler Reviews
First day of our visit while at the Quileute Oceanside resort
First beach was the first beach we explored when we first arrived at the Oceanside resort. Very nice beaches great to walk and explore... not a long long beach but good for an hour type…
Perfectly beautiful sandy beach with huge driftwood
From our second floor motel room at the Quileute Oceanside Resort, First Beach opens up in front of us barely 50 yards away, guarded on the north by James Island and other just offshore rocks…