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
Beach on the Ocean
Apparently still discover new and new sight seeing places on the Olympic peninsula on my long vacation. This Friday evening friend of my invited to walk on the beach. Huge trees, seals in the ocean...
We were taken aback by the beauty of this beach. We stumbled upon it while looking for a different beach. I have never used the term "gob-smacked", but that is what I felt looking at…