United States Point of the Arches

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T. Kirkendall and V. Spring

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Point of the Arches has been called the most scenic area on the entire Washington Coast. Sea stacks in all shapes and sizes from arches to needles decorate the beach. There are caves, alcoves, large tide pools and several miles of sandy beach to photograph or just enjoy. The hike is partially on boardwalk and partially on dirt which tends to be muddy for much of the year. The trail reaches the Olympic National Park boundary at 2 miles then drops steeply to Shi Shi Beach. Continue south along a sandy shore which is difficult to walk at high tide. The best campsites are found 1.5 miles south of the end of the trail. These sites are located in the woods, protected from the weather. There are a couple of small sites located further south.

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