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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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Massachusetts
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183 reviews 183 reviews
76 attraction reviews
223 helpful votes 223 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

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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Key Largo, Florida
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37 reviews 37 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Just a short drive from Forks, the beach was deserted. Lots of huge driftwood trees and large pebbles on the beach. Sea Stacks and birds. Wonderful

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Northfield, Minnesota
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31 reviews 31 reviews
22 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

I love this beach. It's chilly, but quiet and gorgeous. The tide pools and seastacks are amazing. Know the tides and plan accordingly. Stay through an entire tide cycle to see how amazing it is. You can even find a few tiny pieces of beach glass. My family is always happiest on the beach. This one has cold water, but... More

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Bellingham, Washington
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Mora and Rialto Beach We headed to Mora after 2 nights in Kalaloch. The strategy was to pack up early and get here for walk-ins. There were some available every day. At least in August while we were there, “camp full” signs were usually up by 2p. There was a steady flow of disbelievers cruising till 7p. The good news... More

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

This beach had the easiest path to access, but the beach was very 'rocky.' I had a hard time walking on this one with my broken ankle as it had a slope and there were lots of pebbles/rocks and not as much sand. It was nice to see the cliffs from the 'other side' since we were staying in La... More

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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54 reviews 54 reviews
7 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

If you stay in La Push (or even Forks) silly not to go over here. I'm an amateur-amateur photographer (ie I have a DSLR but spend no time learning it, just take a ton of pix) and my best photos on this trip - beaches, rainforests, resorts, Seattle - came from this beach. Check it out - if you go... More

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Renton, Washington
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Warm temperatures, light breeze and the lull of waves washing up on the beach, you can't ask for anything more. The driftwood that has washed up on shore is amazing. Well worth the visit, but be prepared to be drawn into the scenery.

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Farmington, Utah
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

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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114 reviews 114 reviews
37 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

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

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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