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I live across the street from this beach, as my go to beach. Beautiful waterfall and special natural areas and views that are separate preserves. I've lived this beach, that's why I bought here.

I loooove this place, it's one that's across the street from me and one of my favorites. This is the one spot I take my friends and family here that visit.

Definitely one of the most beautiful places I’ve been! Definitely worth it, take the time to explore the area really well. You won’t regret it.

A beautiful hike with varying grades. The loop at Indian Sands is a gorgeous half way point. Enjoyed it very much!!

Great views, natural springs. The wooded trail gives some unreal scenery that leads to a Amphitheater like landing with views. The going can get rough as the footing can be unstable the further you go down the trail.

hiking
25 days ago

Set out to go north but the seasonal bridge was removed so I set out just to do the beach and found a trail I'd forgotten about. Beautiful beach ad nice trail. Great views in this area...

steep trek after the warning sign, but the views are well worth it.

hiking
3 months ago

9/30/18
Keep an eye out for the second marker post, it’s easy to miss and you end up going a little downhill to an overlook. There are some ridges to climb out on beside Secret Beach and plenty of places to explore and get different vantage points. This area reminds me a lot of Big Sur but with more trails to explore from.

hiking
4 months ago

Love this beach! Was at the coast this past weekend, did this trail twice!

Great views but this is not an easy trail. The trails are also a little confusing as they are not clearly marked. The trail on the left leads to a viewpoint of Natural Bridge and then goes further along the coast. The trail on the right goes down to the coast as well but is very steep and slippery.

Did this hike yesterday, or at least part of it. Also climbed a big rock at the beach. Here's a video I recorded from the top: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YxUUlA9w2Qk

Absolutely stunning. BUT, I would not rate this as easy. To get to the top of the arch was tricky, the trail is dusty which makes it slippery, there are lots of roots sticking out that can trip you up. The trail is narrow with no protective barrier on the side that leads to quite a drop. There were frequently broken trees over the path that we had to climb over. We are fit so it wasn’t too hard but my parents had to stop before we could reach the end. I wouldn’t recommend this for small children either.
That said the views were stunning.

So beautiful!!’

went and hiked around this area back in April of 2018. didn't get onto the bridge like I wanted, but still something to see.

Nice views and trails to explore. If you’re planning to do the loop option use your map, the trails aren’t marked. Pretty steep ascent/descent, but luckily it’s short.

hiking
6 months ago

Done this hike a couple of times; 8-28-16 and 10-6-17, I love it!

Indian Sands is amazing. Really makes you think about how all that sand got up so high. We could feel Indian presence.
One of our favorite places to go.

We stay at Whaleshead Beach Resort and hike to this beach with the kids and dog. Great beach and low traffic.

hiking
6 months ago

Short hike but challenging. My dog enjoyed it as well.

hiking
6 months ago

Great trail with beautiful views. Connects to the Indian Sands Trail.

Super short and quick trail with a great reward at end. There is a off road trail past overlook. No idea how long since I didn’t go very far. Suspect it goes to waters edge.

hiking
6 months ago

I’m not sure why this trail is rated easy, as shown on All Trails, it’s definitely moderate. BUT, there are two different trail heads as well! One is where All Trails shows it and the left trail as shown is a loop to overlook. The right trail takes you down to the beach. The trail is nice through the woods with ferns, but there are many roots and rocks to trip over. The last part of the trail to beach is rock climbing down. Again, not easy by other standards of “easy” trails. The 2nd trail head is at mile marker 345.5, small turn off for parking, but the trail is 310 feet straight down and back up. Still have rock face at end. Beautiful falls and really 3 separate “secret” beaches. You can even see one of the Arch rocks from this beach. Neither trail head is marked as Secret Beach. Well worth the hike, either way!

hiking
6 months ago

Really enjoyed this trail & destination. Well worth it, don’t skip this spot.

This is an amazing hike. The views are spectacular and the hidden natural bridge at the bottom of the trail is amazing.

Absolutely love this one! Pictures do not do this place justice! Definitely worth the drive down from Washington!

hiking
7 months ago

One of our favorite trails. Be careful not to go out on the rocks at Indian Sands every year at least one person gets hit by a wave and washed into the sea.
You can find the loop at the Northern end of Indian Sands, the trail goes along the edge of the valley and back to the parking lot.

hiking
7 months ago

Beautiful hike through the trees with awesome views of the Ocean

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