Shi Shi Beach and Point of the Arches
Apr 28, 2012
- Type of Outing
- Read More in our Hiking Guide
- Hike: Shi Shi Beach and Point of the Arches
- Region: Olympics -- Coast
- Agency: Olympic National Park; Makah Nation
- Avg Rating: 4.32
- Be Aware Of
- Clogged drainage
- Water on trail
That said, it's a pain to get to from Seattle. We caught the 6:10 ferry, stopped only for breakfast and permits, and still only made the beach by around 3pm.
Weather was typical: cloudy, mists coming and going, occasional drizzle -- 50's.
We camped just south of Petroleum Creek, assembled a semi-effective tarp to cover our fire, and spent the night.
Rain stopped sometime around 12am for good.
Made it out by around 3pm Sunday.
This is my 3rd time to Shi Shi. This is by far the cleanest I have seen it. Kudos to the cleanup crews! No artificial beach wood structures and hardly any plastic trash as well.
We saw several bald eagles (or maybe one frisky one) but no whales, although apparently they are in migration along the coast.
Do this hike. Bring rubber boots for the way in.