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Rialto Beach

Olympic National Park, WA
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Type: Beaches, Outdoors
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Owner description: Pacific coast beach.
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Type: Beaches, Outdoors
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Owner description: Pacific coast beach.
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Frankfurt, Germany
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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97 reviews 97 reviews
40 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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
96 helpful votes 96 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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150 reviews 150 reviews
45 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 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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192 reviews 192 reviews
77 attraction reviews
230 helpful votes 230 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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Tavernier, Florida
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99 reviews 99 reviews
12 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

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
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

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
25 helpful votes 25 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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