Shi Shi Beach and Point of the Arches
ElevationAscent: 530' 162 m
Descent: -530' -162 m
High: 275' 84 m
Low: 2' 1 m
GradeAvg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 16% (9°)
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“A lovely though sometimes muddy trail leading to Shi Shi Beach and the Point of Arches.”— Nessa Goldman
Once out on the coast there are two main camping areas by the beach, some are right as you arrive, the rest are at the far end of the beach, about another mile closer to the point of the arches.
The picturesque sea stacks are worth the trip down the beach. If you really want to capture the vista at its best, make the trip out to the ocean for sunset and stay the night at the nearby campsite. It's especially worth while to check it out at low tide when you can make your way right up to the stacks and explore the tide pools.
Land Manager: National Park Service - Olympic National Park