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

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go during low tide if you can

We visited Rialto Beach in July 2013. We planned our visit based on the tide schedule. We wanted to see star fish, mussels, and other things that can only be seen easily during... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 2, 2015
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philadelphia
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philadelphia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
18 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

We visited Rialto Beach in July 2013. We planned our visit based on the tide schedule. We wanted to see star fish, mussels, and other things that can only be seen easily during low tide. You can also walk much farther along/across the beach at low tide. We saw two bald eagles which was quite a treat! Great experience. Plan... More 

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Plano, Texas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW

If you're visiting Washington, this is one of the places you should visit if you're a nature lover. You can walk on the sand for miles, take creative photo shots of the rock formations and the horizon, or just sit on one of the big logs and enjoy the breeze and the sound of the waves hitting the shores. My... More 

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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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50 reviews 50 reviews
13 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We visited on a Saturday morning in April, when it had been on and off rainy/stormy/hailing. Luckily the sun came out enough for us to really take in the beauty of the beach. The weather changes so quickly here that you should definitely wait it out so you can enjoy this beautiful place. We had fun just walking along the... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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43 reviews 43 reviews
18 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Beautiful beach with breathtaking views. Lots of area to explore and fairly easy to walk. The tide was in so it narrowed our "dry" crossing in several areas. If you would rather not traverse logs and/or stumps on your way to the Hole-in-the-Wall, I would recommend visiting during low tide. It took us approximately 45 minutes each way to walk... More 

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Peoria, Illinois, United States
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33 reviews 33 reviews
23 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We had to race the tide to see the incredible rock formations but it was worth it. Bald eagles and mist and rock formations made it one of our favorites. It is definitely worth the trip up the coast.

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Portland, Oregon
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We lucked out with weather. It was sunny and 60 degrees with no wind during our trip. Rialto beach was unlike the Oregon beaches we are used to. We loved the intense crashes of the waves, the smooth stones that transitioned to finer pebbles and then sand at spots, and the driftwood. We did not even make it to Hole... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Took the in-laws when they were visiting and it was amazing. Take a rain jacket and your camera and check the tide chart to be sure you hit it while the tide is going out so you can explore the shore. Really enjoyed this hike.

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Sioux Center, Iowa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

This beach is very interesting. There are lots of driftwood and tons of fallen big logs to climb on and get pictures of. The beach is very popular and crowded but still somehow peaceful.

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Washington
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

My sister and I visit this spot at least three times a year...It's become an important part of our holiday rituals on the Olympic Peninsula...We are grateful for the chance to enjoy some of the most beautiful scenery in the United States.

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Tampa, Florida
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61 reviews 61 reviews
19 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015 via mobile

Very cool beach to visit and watch the driftwood and the very interesting landscape. When we went it was about 15 degrees cooler than the rest of the park and it was pretty foggy, this to me enhanced the experience but it also limited the sights but I would recommend this as a must do.

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