Teahwhit Head Natural Arch, Second Beach, La Push WA
Posted by: arby101ca
N 47° 52.323 W 124° 36.717
10T E 379460 N 5303336
Quick Description: Second Beach is a scenic hike south of La Push Washington. At the south end, Teahwhit Head, there is a prominant but inaccessible natural arch.
Location: Washington, United States
Date Posted: 7/28/2012 2:57:29 PM
Waymark Code: WMEZJ4
Olympic National Park is best known for the Olympic Mountain section. There is also a narrow section of the park Olympic Wilderness along the coast. From Forks, drive west towards the Quilleute Indian settlement, La Push. Park just before La Push to take the scenic walk 0.7 miles through the woods to Second Beach. This is a broad low energy sandy beach, a great exploration at low tide. The beach is isolated by headlands at both ends. Both headlands have natural aches but these are inaccessible and offer no way through.
At the south end is Teahwhit Head blocking access to Third Beach and the beach trails south. Here there is a prominant natural arch. We could not get close as the tide was rising and the rocks treacherous. The location is estimated for the arch. The viewpoint location was N 47° 52.498, W 124°36.499
The low clouds and fog added to the west coast experience. We enjoyed exploring the rocks and tide pools for marine life.
Photo of the Arch by itself?: yes
Type of Arch: Coastline
Type of Material:
Volcanic rock, possibly metamorphosed shales and volcanic ash.
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