This is a nice beach trail that starts from the La Push Road and leads 1.4-miles round trip to Second Beach. The trail starts off and spends most of its time passing through typical Northwest rain forest, then descends to the beach, which you can easily access after crossing a horrible pile of driftwood. There is a natural hole in the wall there, as well as a few small sea stacks. You could easily wander around here for a while. Be sure to find the trail carefully through all the driftwood on your way back.
Rialto Beach can be accessed from La Push by driving north to the Mora Campground. This beach offers seastacks and good views. The main reason to visit Rialto Beach is probably to hike to Hole-in-the-Wall, but the beach itself is beautiful, and a nice place to be. It's easy to spend an hour or so here.
This 3-mile round trip "trail" leads to a hole in a wall. It follows the beach; there's no defined trail; and considering what beaches are made of, its slow-going on this trail. The hole itself isn't anything spectacular, but the seastacks on the way are very beautiful. Though personally, I sort of prefer Second Beach over this trail, since Second Beach was secluded, and many people were walking this trail.
On many maps, you wouldn't find "First Beach" anywhere, though it does exist, right inside the La Push townsite. Driving into the Indian Reservation, you reach this beach that although is not as wild as the others and shows human prescene, is still beautiful. We wanted to see a sunset while we were there, but dense fog prevented us. Still, it was a very nice place. And for lazier people, here's an advantage: one of the few beaches in Olympic accessible with absolutely no walking at all.
LaPush is a small town, mainly Native American if I'm not mistaken. Tourism is a big source of income for them, although there honestly isn't much to see besides the ocean views. LaPush is definitely a place for simply relaxing and enjoying the water.
Not too far from the lodging area is a dock with boats inside. I was told that on occasion one can see Navy ships passing by the area.
On the way to the washington coast and/or La Push you drive by Lake Crescent on highway 101, it's an amazing lake, clear as can be, with a fabulous lodge so I've heard. Looking forward to camping here next time.
It's a beautiful area. The hike through the forest isn't too long - and at the end, the trees open up to the most beautiful view of the ocean!
build a bonfire on the beach, and then hang out until the sun goes completely down. it's just magical.