China Beach is another choice for an alternative west coast beach for those not making the trip to the Pacific Rim. The fine sand beach makes a great place to build sand castles, relax on or do some beach combing at low tide. Being relatively close to Mystic Beach, there is also the opportunity to see Grey Whales pass in spring and fall months. There is also a waterfall to discover at the western end of the beach.
To get to China beach there is a 15-20 minute scenic hike through the forest of Sitka Spruce, Douglas Fir, Western Red Cedar and Alder trees.