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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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felix15
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42 reviews 42 reviews
16 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

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
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

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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Maple Valley, Washington, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

This was a great beach for the family. The whole family had a blast. It was a beautiful walk to Hole in the Wall. Along the way were great tide pools. Go at low tide and it's a great time. Highly recommend.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

We did a day trip and just walked around and explored. Very interesting landscape, some fallen trees that drifted down the river and / or washed up on shore. Eerie and beautiful rock formations jutting out of the ocean. I want to go back soon and make this a bigger part of a whole Olympic park adventure.

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Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
37 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

The 1.5 miles of beach to the Hole in the Wall is fantastic, go and enjoy. The tide pools at low tide are incredible. Get a tide chart and go just before low tide to take full advantage of the pools.

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Imperial, Missouri
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

We had a chance to see three beaches during our Olympic NP vacation. Rialto Beach had the best access, clean restrooms and excellent scenery, including the prettiest tidal pools. We did this as a daytrip, and walked a little beyond Hole in the Wall. (Make sure you know how to read tide charts if you go this far! Seriously!) Very... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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215 reviews 215 reviews
47 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

This is a perfect beach for an extended family: easy access, convenient picnic area, wonderful for long walks or just sitting on a log watching the ocean, and there are a lot of them, perfect for kite flying, or just chasing waves. The toilettes were clean. The ranger was friendly. Parking worked for us because we got there by 10... More

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San Rafael, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Make the short trip to both beaches at the end of the road. Spectacular scenery and usually very unpopulated. Sunsets to die for!

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Freeland, Michigan
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82 reviews 82 reviews
47 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I like Rialto beach better than LaPush across the river. This is a natural beach with lots of room to be by your self. There is lots of bathrooms which is helpful also. Limited parking but I always time it right for a parking spot., You never know what the weather will bring. Rain, fog, sun. . It does not... More

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Encinitas, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Very different scenery than Southern California beaches, that's for sure. Huge logs wash up along the shore, making for a difficult stroll at high tide.

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