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Coastal Beaches


Coastal Beaches

La Push Road, Mora Road and Highway 101, Olympic National Park, WA

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

Giant driftwood

by gb2308

My daughter had recently read the Twilight series, so we stopped over on our way to Seaside, OR. We stayed in Forks, but drove to La Push. What a surprise to find such a beautiful…
Hauntingly beautiful on a foggy day

by MelodieJoy17

I, like many others, hadn't heard of this area until watching the Twilight movies, and for a long time I had wanted to visit. I recently had the opportunity, with just 1 day spare on…