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Rialto Beach

Olympic National Park, WA
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Type: Beaches
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Description: Pacific coast beach.
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Farmington, Utah
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Good beach with great tide pools. Go during low tide for the best view. Also, great watching the tide come in.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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110 reviews 110 reviews
36 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

It is a popular beach with the iconic rocks, huge driftwood logs and crashing waves, but I would not consider it a pretty beach. The smooth rocks that make up the beach were interesting. Maybe it was just because it was overcast the day we visited but we were a little disappointed.

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Atlantic Beach, FL
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

It was cloudy when I went, so I photographed the forest, and sea-stacks, and rocks and logs. I’d love to see it when sun is out.

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nashville, tn
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91 reviews 91 reviews
27 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Was there at sunset. Amazing views. Beach has no sand just small smooth rocks and lots of driftwood. A must see if you are passing through.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

The walk along the beach is beautiful and the water and rocks are so relaxing. The rock formations are a must see. The walk to the formation is long walk but its worth it.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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99 reviews 99 reviews
18 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This was a very nice beach to walk. There were nice rock formations out in the surf and with the Sitka Spruce framing the shoreline it was picturesque. The beach itself is lots of flat river rocks, mostly black which gives the sand a black tint. The Quillayute River enters the ocean here and there's a large seawall of stacked... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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143 reviews 143 reviews
75 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Long road into the beach from 101 but well marked. Beach parking and you walk in through trees to the wild beach. Great driftwood sight and walking along the sandy and somewhat rocky beach. Has stacks out in the ocean and waves hit the beach with thunder. Great place to see nature at its best.

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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

About 1.5 miles to get to huge rock formation surrounded by tidal pools at low tide. Tons of colorful starfish! Great for kids.

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felix15
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42 reviews 42 reviews
16 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Do this! It's worth every step once you get to Hole in the Wall on Rialto Beach. Go early in the morning at low tide to gain easier access while climbing on the rocks. August afternoons are socked in with fog and you can't see a thing. Definitely at the top of the list on U.S. beaches!

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Delafield, Wisconsin
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We visited Rialto on a cool, misty day and were surprised by the number of people who were also there braving the cold and windy weather. The waves that day were pretty wicked. One ripped the shoe off my youngest when she wasn't paying attention. Unlike Ruby Beach, you have to walk a ways to see sea stacks, but the... More

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