Shi Shi Beach Trail is a 6.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Neah Bay, Washington that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, camping, and surfing and is accessible year-round.
Short 2 mile hike to Shi Shi beach on the northwest coast of Washington state in Olympic national park. Short day hike to Shi Shi beach, or an easy overnight trip with camping on the beach on in the wooded areas just behind the beach.
After an easy hike you have to scale down a bluff, which could be difficult for some. There are roots and trees to grab on to. Be careful. Arriving at the beach is amazing. Try and catch it where you can be there for both low and high tide. But if you can only choose one, try for low tide. We found starfish and anenome. Beautiful and peaceful place. We ended up walking down to the point to the south. Looks can be deceiving!!! It's far!!! But I highly recommend this hike.
If you haven't done this, go do it now, what an amazing experience, albeit muddy. An absolute lovely hike suitable for any experience level, bring a camera, some things you will absolutely regret not snapping photos of here.
This beach is absolutely stunning and is now my favorite spot. We camped here the entire weekend for 4th of July and it was surprisingly not crowded at all. Make sure you get all of your permits at the WIC and the reservation recreational pass at the Washburn General Store before heading out. Park at one of the private lots for $10/day (don't park overnight at the trailhead.) then walk half a mile down the road to begin your journey.
The trail is super muddy the entire way so waterproof shoes are a must if you don't want cold and wet feet. The trail itself is pretty flat and easy and offers some beautiful scenery. Just before you get to the beach be prepared to scale down a very steep and slippery hillside with some provided rope.
The beach reveal is stunning. Keep walking though down the beach about 2 miles to get to the really good camp spots. Go past Petroleum Creek before you Scott a good spot, because there you'll find nice forested camp sites ticket away in private areas where it's quiet and away from foot traffic. There you can fill up water in the creek (bring a filter!)
We found a fantastic spot near the Point of Arches. Bring a camera and go check out the tidepools for awesome sea life. You have an option of day hiking toward Lake Odette during lie tide, or you can head back toward the trailhead just past it to climb up high to take some great photos. We chose the latter since the tide wasn't cooperating with our timeframe.
This is by far one of the most beautiful places I've been. We definitely will be back again.
Great place to camp for the night. The trail was muddy but nothing a good pair of boots couldn't handle. Camping spots in the woodline can be hard to find so i recommend a tent instead of a hammock like i had. The scenery is awesome and its a great trip to shake off the rust of winter.
Despite naysayers we chose Shi Shi Beach as our hike in camping experience for the kids (ages 4 and 6). We picked an absolutely stunning weekend and won out. The 2 mile hike to the beach was not as muddy as people said, lots of off shoot trails were created to avoid the mud. Absolutely perfect experience.