Strawberry Bay Falls

Hike to beautiful sandy Third Beach on the wild Olympic Coast and witness a waterfall tumbling more than 100 feet from a towering headland straight into the rocky surf. Strawberry Bay Falls (also known as Third Beach Falls) is one of the larger and more accessible of the cascades that plunge into the ocean along this rugged stretch of Washington. Reach it by hiking the popular Third Beach Trail.

The trail starts off on an old road gently climbing through a forest of Sitka spruce, hemlock, and alder. Eventually the sound of the surf and the taste of salty air prompts you that you’re getting close to the shore. The trail then slowly descends reaching beautiful Third Beach. The one mile long beach sits on Strawberry Bay hemmed in by two impressive headlands, Teahwhit Head and Taylor Point. Now hike south for a half mile on the beach coming to the waterfall plunging from its heights straight into the pounding waves below.