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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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Fort Worth, Texas
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125 reviews 125 reviews
43 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This is a beautiful beach at La Push though in my opinion not as pretty as Ruby down the coast. The beach is filled with driftwood as it is quite windy (we were told to expect this). there was also a lot of activity in contrast to the quiet of Ruby Beach.

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Seattle, Washington
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41 reviews 41 reviews
14 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

What a gorgeous place to visit, full of photographic opportunities and ripe for quiet contemplation, with the just motion and sound of the breaking waves and the sea spray. Bring a warm jacket or blanket, even in the summer, as the temperature of the beach can be 20 or more degrees (F) cooler than just a mile or two inland!... More

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Tucson AZ
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Rugged moon lit beach added to the NW Washington adventure. The size of the "driftwood is unbelievable. Pure heaven. Nothing to dislike!

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Southern Outerbanks of NC
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

It is easy to get to, easy to walk on, and whether you walk .5, 1 or 1.5+ miles up the beach, you are going to be pleased with what you see. We are 66+, no problem. It is better than all the areas to its south.

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Qingdao, China
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Spectacular sands, neat islands, hole in the rock walk well worth it. Fallen trees on the beach make great photos.

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New York City, New York
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58 reviews 58 reviews
31 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We got here at 9:15PM - just in time to catch the final 20 minutes of the sun descending into the Pacific. There is no shortage of front-roll seats for the show on the countless driftwood stacked up on the beach. Claim your spot, set up a fire, roast some s'mores, grab a bottle of wine, and enjoy the truly... More

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Washington State
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116 reviews 116 reviews
40 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This beach has wheelchair-accessible trails, picnic areas and restrooms. It also has gorgeous views of crashing waves, spectacular seastacks rising from the ocean, driftwood artfully arranged by nature's fury and colorful smooth pebbles. While we did not have time to plan for a trip to Hole-in-the-Wall, this was still the favorite part of our time in and around the Olympic... More

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st. charles, mo
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

This was the first beach we went to on our early June trip to ONP, and my first experience with this beautiful, wild coast. I loved it, top to bottom. From the large, pebbled beach, to the angry, crashing waves, to the sea stacks. Unfortunately, we didn't time our hike (and what a hike it was) to hole-in-the-wall quite perfectly.... More

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Los Angeles, California
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187 reviews 187 reviews
56 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

If you park in the right (west side) parking lot, there are restrooms and a stroller/wheel chair friendly area that you can get a picture of the beach and driftwood. Beautiful! There are also picnic tables and BBQ/fire rings in that area. Pack some food and spend hours here roaming around. It was sprinkling the time we went so we... More

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Oakland, California
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66 reviews 66 reviews
24 attraction reviews
332 helpful votes 332 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

The weather was overcast on the day we visited Rialto Beach, but we certainly made the most of it. We enjoyed the walk to Hole-in-the-Wall and saw some starfish before the tides were up (don't miss this!) It is a slight workout to get there (esp on the rocky beach), but well worth the experience.

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