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Rialto Beach

Address: Olympic National Park, WA
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Activities: Viewing wildlife
Owner description: Pacific coast beach.
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Activities: Viewing wildlife
Owner description: Pacific coast beach.
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Pasadena, Texas
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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

To get to the beach we had to climb over all the large driftwood which made it fun. It was like a puzzle trying to pick your way through. Once on the beach, it was a peaceful stroll. Bring a picnic lunch.

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Spokane, Washington
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39 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015 via mobile

Amazing to see all the driftwood on the shore. The stacks in the water are massive and just add to the beauty if this beach. Would have spent more time here if we could have.

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London, Canada
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216 reviews 216 reviews
154 attraction reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Another awesome beach along the rugged Washington coast! We picked up Subway subs in Forks and brought it down to the beach for a picnic among the driftwood. It was a beautiful sunny day though very windy--- great for a long walk along the beach-heading to the right from the parking lot will take you to the 'hole in the... More 

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Palo Alto, California
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202 reviews 202 reviews
75 attraction reviews
645 helpful votes 645 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Photographing Rialto Beach, the Best Beach on the Olympic Peninsula This beach is just north of LaPush on the Pacific side of the Olympic Peninsula. Although it’s a stones through from La Push it’s an 11 mile (20 minute) drive from La Push as you have to go 5 or so miles up stream to where there’s a bridge across... More 

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Frankfurt, Germany
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

A magnificent wild coast with some enormous rocks that inspire one's imagination. It is a very picturesque location. Gloomy days (that are not rare at all in that part of the World) add to the dramatic atmosphere of the place. When we were there you actually needed a bit of adventurer spirit to reach the part of the coast with... More 

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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

That I would have liked to see! We traveled to Rialto Beach as part of a Twilight Tour. If you get to the beach at low tide walk right, cross the river and keep going. In the cliffs that end the beach there is the Hole in the Wall and you can walk out into the ocean through the arch.... More 

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Vancouver, Washington
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Gorgeous and easily accessible from the parking lot (we hiked the 7 mile round trip out to Ozette Beach-this was even more impressive). If you have one beach to stop at, make the drive out here.

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Wichita, Kansas
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136 reviews 136 reviews
38 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

The sea was not friendly the morning of our visit, but the experience was remarkable and wholly memorable. Date of Visit: 13Oct2014

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Merced, California
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155 reviews 155 reviews
47 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Rialto Beach is a short drive from Forks WA, located within Olympic National Park. This is part of the very scenic WA coast line. Every time I've visited it's been quite cold here, so come prepared. The scenery is stunning, with sea stacks and driftwood aplenty. There are some info signs about the coast and it's dangers. Excellent photo ops... More 

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Massachusetts
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78 attraction reviews
236 helpful votes 236 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Was there for sunrise on an Oct morning. Had the place to myself. The play of sunlight and fog was amazing. The foliage ringing the inlet on the back side also added to the play of light and color. It was a great way to decompress for awhile. Very easy to get to. Pull up, park, scamper around the gigantic... More 

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