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Rialto Beach

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Address: Olympic National Park, WA
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Activities: Viewing wildlife
Description: Pacific coast beach.

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Must-See Beach at ONP

There are lots of beautiful beaches on the Washington coast, but Hole in the Wall is worth the walk. Mind the tide tables to determine the best timing. You'll see some tide... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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Middleton, Wisconsin

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Middleton, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

There are lots of beautiful beaches on the Washington coast, but Hole in the Wall is worth the walk. Mind the tide tables to determine the best timing. You'll see some tide pools with sea stars and anemones along the way too. Scan the trees for eagles and ospreys, and watch the surf for cormorants and harbor seals. Less crowded... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Had a great weekend exploring Rialto. The walk on the beach to the tide pools/hole in the wall wasn't too difficult and a great time. Thinking next time possibly backpacking to camp on the beach where allowed.

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Anacortes, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

From the parking lot, it's a short walk over many logs but the view is worth it. Bring a jacket and your camera. Winds are strong and the tides are loud and it's easy to just relax and enjoy.

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Minnnetonka, MN
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This is a beautiful beach with lots of huge logs. You can walk out to Hole in the Wall at low tide to see the tide pools. I saw otter tracks, but no otter. If you follow the river up from the beach, you can see harbor seals and otters in you are lucky.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

This was my favorite beach on the WA and OR coast. The sunset, and combo of sand, rock and tree were just breathtaking. Great place for the entire family. This place was magical

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 356 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

We hiked the 1 1/2 miles along the beach to the hole-in-the-wall rocks where there are tidal pools. Three years ago we found an abundance of star fish. We found only one this time. We were told that a year ago there was a huge die-off. Climate change? Mind the tide tables so you don't get stuck waiting for the... More 

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B'ham
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

This beach is a short drive from our rental home, and we usually make time everyday to walk this scenic, peaceful site. It's full of tumbled ocean stones, so wear sturdy sandals or shoes (I wear Teva). There isn't any type of hike to reach this location, which makes it accessible to everyone.

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

We got there with enough time to walk the apx. 1.5 miles to the Hole-in-the-Wall rock formation /arch and get there at lowest tide. You can investigate the many tide pools and check out the varied rock formations revealed when the tide is out, or just sit on a log and eat your lunch watching the waves and enjoying the... More 

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Rockwall, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

The Pacific coast beaches are ruggedly beautiful. Instead of sand, there's smooth pebbles and stones on this beach. There is a lot of driftwood that is beautiful to see when walking along the beach.

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Bring your jacket and get ready for beautiful views. We ventured here for sunset two nights in a row and fond it to be romantic and a bit chilly.

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