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A Day Hike At Shi Shi Beach, Neah Bay, WA


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.

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  • Mary

    Many thanks to Gabriele for this outing. I enjoyed the companies, scenery and exercise very much.

    1 · June 9, 2014

  • Betsy

    Thanks Gabriele for organizing a great trip and to everyone who welcomed me so warmly! You are a great group of people and I enjoyed spending the day with you! Thanks again to Marty for driving. My body feels well exercised and my spirit is alive and happy for time in the lush forest and on the beach. Cheers and happy Sunday. :)

    2 · June 8, 2014

    • Gabriele P

      that's how we role lol are welcome

      June 8, 2014

  • Sisira

    Thank you all, I thoroughly enjoyed my first meetup trip. Thank you Gabriele for organizing and Marty for driving us safe !

    2 · June 8, 2014

    • Gabriele P

      Have a great trip and home and see you when you get back

      1 · June 8, 2014

  • Lauren

    Thanks Gabriele for organizing an awesome trip and thanks Marty for driving and putting up with us in the back of the car :)

    2 · June 8, 2014

  • Greg B

    Great day, beautiful views and an exciting ride, thanks Gabriele and all.

    2 · June 8, 2014

  • Lee

    Thanks Gabriele! A great trip and as you said great peeps too. Thanks again to you Marty for driving! I'll try and sign up for some more trips. I should get weekends off here soon.

    2 · June 8, 2014

  • Marty T.

    What a great day! Even the fog didn't dampen my spirits. Thanks everybody for being part of it.

    3 · June 8, 2014

  • Gabriele P

    Absolutely fantastic. What a grand day seeing the sights, walking the beach and having super peeps around you.

    2 · June 8, 2014

  • Gabriele P

    I would need 2 more drivers

    May 22, 2014

    • Betsy

      Hi Gabriele, I sent you an email about possibly driving. It should be in your inbox. Thank you!

      1 · June 4, 2014

  • KiWa

    To P3. Hope to join you in other future venture. Have fun while I will be huffing and puffing !

    June 3, 2014

  • Sisira

    I am excited about the trip :) Anybody driving from Redmond to Aurora Transit Center? If so I would like to join you - if not - if anybody needs a ride from Redmond to Aurora transit, I can drive too.

    1 · June 2, 2014

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