Washington June 02, 2018
You’ll Love This Secluded Washington Beach With Miles And Miles Of Sand
If you’ve spent any time exploring the Washington coast, you know we’ve got dozens of small hidden beaches, especially along the Olympic Peninsula. Some are so secluded they don’t even have names, and others are on private property (so explore carefully). Shi Shi Beach is neither, but because it’s not easily accessible, it often stays delightfully uncrowded and perfectly peaceful.
Located in Clallum Bay at the tip of the Olympic Peninsula, Shi Shi Beach stays somewhat secluded.
That's probably because, unlike some of the other beaches in the area, it takes both driving off the beaten path and hiking to reach it.
To visit this beach, you'll have to hike about three miles through the woods.
It's not an overly challenging trail, but this six-mile round trip trek does keep the crowds away.
Like most beaches on the Olympic Peninsula, the sea stacks and rocks formations make the area look otherworldly.
This beach is especially magical because you might not see anyone else during your visit, especially if you on during the off season.
The sandy beach stretches southward, sometimes littered with bleached logs and rocks.
To visit, you'll need both Makah Recreation Pass and an Olympic National Park wilderness permit.
Both can be purchased at the general stores in the area.
Shi Shi's rugged coastline provides the perfect conditions for tidepools to really form.
If you visit during low tide, you can see green anemones, pink algae, seashells, starfish, clams, snails, and other marine life.
Oh, and you'll definitely want to stay for the amazing sunset.
In fact, if you get a camping permit, you can spend the night and watch the sunrise as well.
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