Hiking Project Logo

gem icon Point of the Arches and Shi Shi Beach [Suggest Edits]

6 votes


Working your way out to this spectacular beach is strenuous, but is well worth the effort! You'll have to pass through some mud (even when it's been dry) but isn't that what those big boots are for? Once you've made it through the 2-mile journey to Shi Shi Beach, continue working your way south. The beach itself has a spectacular view of the Pacific Ocean and is a great place to catch the sunset.

As you continue to head south, you'll be traveling mostly over the sandy beach, so just take your time to enjoy the scenery. With pine forests on one hand and ocean views on the other, you won't want to rush! The Point of the Arches is another excellent place for viewing the sunset, and the sea stacks visible here are a bit mind boggling. With unbelievable shapes, these unique geologic features won't disappoint!

Most visitors prefer to spend the night somewhere along the beach before heading back home, and it's easy to see why! Take you time and enjoy the solitude of this spectacular beach!

All-Day Hike: There's an easy though often muddy 2 mile trip to the first beach, but it's closer to 4 miles to get to Point of the Arches.

Gem Type: Viewpoint

Shared by:
Mikhaila Redovian


You & This Gem

Rate Quality

   Clear Rating

Share This Gem

Your Check-Ins


Jun 14, 2018
Isaac Bozeman
This is an amazing place.
Jun 13, 2018
Ryan Babcock
Did it!
Sep 23, 2017
Jessie Morris
Trail is notoriously muddy and this time was no exception! It's passable as long as you don't mind getting a bit muddy. Beautiful place!!
Sep 11, 2017
Greer Vogl
Aug 12, 2017
Scott Wonderly
High tide. Sad!
Nov 30, 2016
Alyssa Renea
Jul 25, 2015
Aiza Soto
Jun 25, 2015
Aiza Soto

Nearby Trails

Forks, WA
9.4 mi 15.2 km Forks, WA
Minor Issues
Muddy - Lots and lots of mud.
9 days ago
9.6 mi 15.4 km
Ozette Triangle
Forks, WA
9.6 mi 15.4 km Forks, WA
0.6 mi 1.0 km
Cape Flattery Trail
Forks, WA
0.6 mi 1.0 km Forks, WA
3.4 mi 5.4 km
Cape Alava Trail
Forks, WA
3.4 mi 5.4 km Forks, WA
All Clear
Mostly Dry
9 days ago
Forks, WA
2.8 mi 4.5 km Forks, WA
Forks, WA
2.1 mi 3.3 km Forks, WA
Shared by Mikhaila Redovian on Apr 14, 2016. All Page Views: 474. Last Month: 20.