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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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Tidepool here!

This was our favorite beach. Walk 1.5 miles (to the right) to Hole in the Wall (wear water shoes). We came early in the morning-check the tide calendar. The beach is very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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Cedar Falls, Iowa
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Cedar Falls, Iowa
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

This was our favorite beach. Walk 1.5 miles (to the right) to Hole in the Wall (wear water shoes). We came early in the morning-check the tide calendar. The beach is very beautiful with lots of drift wood. Just when we thought there weren't going to be any tide pools, we stumbled across many near Hole in the Wall and... More 

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Coupeville, Washington
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Rialto Beach has a Peaceful, and unworldly beauty about it. The Sunsets can not be missed. You can picnic, hike or camp there. It is one on the beaches that should not be missed when traveling through the Olympic National Park.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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460 helpful votes 460 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Rialto Beach is one of several beaches in the park, E.g. they have some simply named Beach 1, 2 or 3; as well as a couple others. Each beach in this park seems to have some unique beauty about it, everything from the color, and quality of the sand, to the coastline, and or protruding rock formations.

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philadelphia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
18 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

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
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

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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13 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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42 reviews 42 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
30 helpful votes 30 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
21 helpful votes 21 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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