Shi Shi Beach (pronounced shy shy) Considered one of the most beautiful beaches on the Washington Coast, this stretch of sand features tide pools, sea stacks and headland.
Shi Shi Beach, although within the national park, is edged by the Makah Indian Reservation, which also regulates access.
Access : Coordinates: N48 17.622 W124 39.918 / Address: Shi Shi Beach Rd., Clallam Bay, WA 98326 / By boat : You can request for moorage at the Makah Marina which is right at the city center. By plane : Sekiu Airport 11S IATA can be used for general aviation and air taxi. If your aircraft need to land in a longer runway, you may land at Forks and Port Angeles. The nearest airports for commercial passenger flights are in Sea-Tac SEA IATA and Victoria YYJ .
By car : From Port Angeles, drive US-101 west for 5 miles. Turn onto SR-112 west for 64 miles to Neah Bay. Continue on Bayview Ave. for 1 mile left on Fort St right on Third Street left on Cape Flattery Road. Drive 2.5 miles, then left on Hobuck Road. Drive the last 4.3 miles, following signs for the fish hatchery, to trailhead and day use parking. Overnighters must park about 0.6 mile back at a private home. It’s $10 per day, cash, for every day you will be parked there.
Features : Picnic Table , Reservable , Toilets , Day use parking is located at the trailhead ,RV parking available
Fees and permits : Day hikers to Shi Shi Beach will need a Makah Recreation Pass. Overnight users will need both the Makah Pass and a wilderness camping permit which is available at the Wilderness Information Center.
,Notices: Overnight parking for Shi Shi is permitted only at designated private parking lots
Special Concerns : Leave No Trace of your stay , Do not build driftwood furniture ,
Safety : Know the tides, Carry a map and tide chart , Be prepared to hike over headland trails during high tides , When camping on the beach, be sure to camp above the high tide water line.
Activities: Backpacking, Day Hiking ( Shi Shi Beach and Point of the Arches, Shi Shi Beach to Cape Alava ) / Overnight Backpack Field Trip / bird watching / photo shooting
Go next : Olympic National Park / Port Angeles / Forks