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I heard a lot of wonderful things about Neah Bay. Now I would like to see it for myself. Having never been there, it will be an adventure. The idea is to walk along the beach, check out the tide pools and just relax. If time allows, we can explore cape Flattery nearby. On our way back, if time allows, we will stop at Crescent Lake, which is along the way.
Budget: The trip is roughly a 300 mile round trip equal to about $35.00 pp, which includes the ferry.
We start early and make stops along the way. Not waiting for sleepy heads.
What to bring: LOTS of food and drink, Suntan lotion, sunglasses, windbreaker, towle and cash for the driver. A trusted source told me that restaurants and shops are scarce out there.
Brace your knees and emerge at the northern end of the 2-mile sandy beach. Taste the salty air. Feel the pounding surf at your feet. Embrace the raw beauty of this wilderness beach and immediately forget about the civilized world. Dunes and bluffs hem the sandy shoreline. Giant logs dance in the thundering breakers. Eagles belt out high-pitched welcomes from overhanging snags.
In 1.3 miles from the bluff descent you'll come to Petroleum Creek. Cross it and continue. Point of the Arches, a mile-long cavalcade of sea stacks and natural arches, comes into better view. It's 1 mile farther to reach them. During a low tide, there's no better place on the Olympic Coast for admiring these wind- and water-sculpted landforms. The only thing grander than Shi Shi's natural beauty is its resilience in the face of forces that would have prohibited us from enjoying and admiring this national treasure.
I have a NO Show and last minute cancellation policy for events like this. If you have 2 No shows and/or last minute cancellations, you won't be able to attend in the future.