Shi Shi Beach


Day Hike - Shi Shi Beach and Cape Flattery

Hike to Cape Flattery on Saturday and Shi Shi Beach on Sunday, experiencing contrasting features of the Olympic Coast, a rocky promontory and a magnificent long sandy beach with an interesting rock formation at the south end providing tunnels and marine life to explore at low tide.

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  • Sat, Jun 2, 2018 — Sun, Jun 3, 2018
  • Tacoma Hiking & Backpacking Committee
  • Day Hiking
  • 20-30 Somethings, Families, Adults, Singles, Youth, Retired Rovers
  • Easy/Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 9.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 300 ft

Meet at 11:30 AM Saturday at the parking lot in front of Washburn's General Store in Neah Bay.   

At Washburn's General Store parking lot, there are public restrooms we can use.   Then we can purchase there hot lunch food and a $10 Makah annual Recreation Pass required for each car.  The trailheads for Saturday's hike, Cape Flattery, and Sunday's hike, Shi Shi Beach, are a short drive from there.   Check with the leader for a convenient Saturday night camping option.  Due to the 10:56 AM low tide on Sunday, we will need to start hiking to Shi Shi Beach no later than 8:30 AM Sunday.  Parking space at the two trailheads is very limited, so it will be important to carpool as much as possible.  Carpooling will also reduce the number of recreation passes we need to buy.   The hike to Shi Shi Beach is about 8 miles round trip with 200 feet elevation gain.  The Cape Flattery hike is about one mile round trip with about 100 feet elevation gain.  The second mile of the Shi Shi Beach trail is muddy in places, so appropriate footwear should be worn.


Shi Shi Beach

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

  1. Navigation
  2. Sun protection
  3. Insulation (extra clothing)
  4. Illumination
  5. First aid supplies
  6. Fire
  7. Repair kit and tools, including knife
  8. Nutrition (extra food)
  9. Hydration (extra water)
  10. Emergency shelter
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