At the end of the crescent moon shaped beach is a large rocky mound resembling several of the islands hundreds of yards off shore. Years of backpackers and visitors have worn a path up the side so you can easily scramble to the top and once you arrive you attain a view for miles in all directions. I could have sat up there all day, honestly.
(From on top of the rocky mound)
Farther down the coast is the area of LaPush, where the islands get closer and the hikes get shorter. Nearly all visitors to the area will take a stroll on first beach. It requires no hike yet still retains the beauty of the area.
On the day I visited clouds hung low around the islands creating and eerie overcast feeling oddly appropriate for the area. This beauty also draws in many artists. Painters sat with canvases, ensconced by mounds of driftwood, while photographers (not tourists, there's a difference) strolled the beach with their cameras and tripods.