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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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Get out here and see this!!!

This was well worth the drive. Not knowing what to expect, we decided to give it a try, and glad we did. We only had a few hours left, and we were very pleased that we went... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
Mcaltom
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Okc
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This was well worth the drive. Not knowing what to expect, we decided to give it a try, and glad we did. We only had a few hours left, and we were very pleased that we went here. The rock formations and old dead trees were a wonderful landscape. This place was amazing.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

The beach was a 55 minute drive from Lake Crescent Lodge and definitely worth the drive. The beach is huge. Giant driftwood trees line the ridge of the beach. We saw more wildlife here than we did the entire four days that we were in the Olympic Penninsula. Watch for crab, shells, eagles and starfish.

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Orlando
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70 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We visited Rialto only because it was so close to Second Beach and wanted a different experience. It is easy to get to the beach from the parking lot,has an interesting display by the park service, bathrooms, and cool driftwood to walk over. Nice boardwalk for handicapped or mobility challenged.

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Ludowici Georgia
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38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

When Charlene, our twilight tour guide had taken us to First Beach the day before, I had asked her which beach was her favorite beach to watch the sun set from and she told me Rialto Beach because it is not known as well known by tourists like First Beach, Second Beach, and Third Beach. After hiking the Hoh Rain... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

This beach was a pleasant surprise. It's a beautiful, rugged, rocky shoreline full of drift wood and pounded by an uneven surf. My husband and I just stopped out of curiosity, but we could have easily just enjoyed that beach for the full day. Had our inn been closer than Sequim, we would have returned the next day to spend... More 

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Santa Clarita, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

The hike to Hole in the Wall is 3 miles round trip from the Rialto Beach parking lot. There isn't any trail, just a stroll along the beach to reach the natural arch. Make sure you watch your footing, though, because there are lots of clear jellyfish that wash up on the river rocks. Once you reach the arch, you... More 

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Tellico Plains, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

If you are willing to hike or backpack down the beach from the parking area you will find this rugged coastline relaxing and breath-taking. Experience massive trees scrubbed clean and bleached by the Pacific Ocean. Explore tidepools around Hole-in-the-wall Rock. Find a place to string your hammock and just enjoy the sounds. We had an eagle land right above our... More 

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Regina, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

After spending a night at South Ozette and a couple nights at Shi Shi, we took advantage of a couple nights at Rialto! We planned on being there only one night but noone wanted to leave. The kids (9 and 10 years old) played with sticks and rocks all day, jumped and climbed the huge logs all over the beach,... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

A good deal easier to get to than second Beach, not quite as pretty but definitely worth the visit!!! Limited parking but wasn't crazy busy, considering how accessible the beach was. Second Beach was less accessible and with a hike and we had a harder time finding a place to park. Absolutely recommend this beach!!!

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Woodbury
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This is not a Southern California-type beach, but it was very interesting for my son especially, who loves to look at the things that get washed up on a beach. Lots of giant old trees laying on the shore and plenty of sea creatures and plants that get washed up in high tide. It was very windy and cold on... More 

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