Shi Shi Beach
The Shi Shi beach trail is a 3.3 mile hike and one of the most magnificent places of interest in Washington State. This is a fantastic surfing spot and known to be one of the most pristine beaches in the United States.
The Olympic National Park's wilderness beach is 57 miles long and one of the longest undeveloped ocean shorelines in the lower 48 states
Whenever the tide is low you are treated to a colorful show of tide-pool creatures. Raccoons, river and sea otters and eagles are also seen, as well as Gray Whales spouting offshore. Deer, elk, bears and even cougars are there, but not often seen..
Shi Shi is the northernmost beach of the Olympic National Park. It is a crescent-shaped strip of sand with the Makah Indian Reservation to the north and the Point of Arches to the south. The Point of Arches, is a glorious headland with neighbors of sea stacks, jagged rocks and captivating arches.
When entering Neah Bay you will pass the US Coast Guard which is on the left side of the road across from the Makah Museum . Travel 1 1/2 miles (follow the road with the yellow stripe). Right past the Senior Citizen's Building, curve left, where you see the IHS Clinic on your right. Follow the curve to the right and then to the left (follow the signs to Cape Flattery). Go approx. 2 1/2 miles to a bridge on the left, turn and cross it and stay on the paved road. Be sure to mind the 15 mph signs and road humps. Follow the signs to the fish hatchery. Shi Shi trail is 2 driveways before the hatchery.