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Shi-Shi Beach by Bureau of Land Management
Shi-Shi Beach by Bureau of Land Management

Shi Shi Beach is a beautiful remote beach in the northern part of Washington State. It’s one of the best beaches on the Olympic Peninsula. The beach is two miles of sand bracketed by huge sea stacks and rocky cliffs at either end. At the south end of the beach you will find the dramatic Point of the Arches, a collection of giant sea stacks riddled with arched openings that you can explore at low tide. Unlike some of the other popular coastal areas in Olympic National Park, reservations are not required to camp on Shi Shi Beach. (However if you plan to continue your trip past Shi Shi Beach and camp south of Point of the Arches or elsewhere on the North Coast in Olympic National Park you need a reservation May through September.) The beginning of the trail is on the Makah Reservation. To hike on Makah land you need a Makah Recreation permit. Permits cost $10 and are good for the duration of your stay. You must display your permit on your dashboard. If you are just day hiking to Shi Shi Beach there are no fees or permits required for the National Park portion of your hike. But if you plan to camp on Shi Shi Beach you will be inside the National Park and therefore will need a backcountry permit. happiestoutdoors.ca/shi-shi-beach (Neah Bay, Washington, USA)

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