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hiking
1 month 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
3 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
3 months ago

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

hiking
3 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
3 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!

on Secret Beach Trail

hiking
3 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
4 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
4 months ago

Beautiful hike through the trees with awesome views of the Ocean

What an amazing place to go hiking. The view is breathtaking. Definitely going back someday.

Beautiful hike along the buff overlooking the ocean.

This trail was one of the magical moments on our trip. The trail was really cool and brought many surprises! Don’t miss this one!

One of the highlights of our trip. Went down onto the black sand beach with beautiful cliffs and caves and explored. Only saw one other person.

Loop around Indian Beach not accurate

Beautiful views!! The only thing I will say is for an amateur, like myself, it was very easy to veer off the trail....I’m not sure exactly what trails I was hiking but they were in the area and gorg! The kids (5&9) enjoyed the quick hike and views.

great place for a fire and sunset with libations

beautiful hike, dogs allowed on leashes.

scenic driving
6 months ago

Stunning a must see. Go when it’s not busy. Plan to stop at all the viewpoints or even better walk the coast trail between them. Plan to have your lunch on the rocks or in the private caves.

Beautiful and a must see. Go when it’s not busy. Plan to stop at all the viewpoints or even better walk the coast trail between them.

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