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The hike begins at the Bayocean Parking Area and takes a sandy trail leading through the dunes toward the ocean. Scots broom, evergreen huckleberry, and stunted spruce and shore pines dot the grassy expanse. We'll then head up the beachfront dune for a view south to Cape Meares and Haystack Rock and north to Barview. Once on the beach, we'll head north. At the end of the spit, we'll climb up on the jetty and watch the swells rolling into the bay at Kincheloe Point. To return, we'll head east through driftwood towards a beacon and pick up a gravel track from here. Then we'll enter shore pine woods and negotiate a washed out section of the track at an inlet. Skirt around the little cove and reconnect with the track down an alley of shore pine. The road passes around the edge of Crab Harbor in a forest of spruce and pine. Pass a trail leading west across the peninsula to the beach. Second and third trans-peninsula trails lead off to the right. The road swings inland for a detour around a swamp. Here much taller spruces flourish among salal, salmonberry and sword fern. Round a gate and pass another connection to the beach. This open area supports stunted pines, spruce, willow, salal and Scots broom. Finally, we'll reach the parking lot where we began.