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Ruby Beach

Address: Olympic National Park, WA
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Owner description: Dramatic Pacific coast beach with a rugged shoreline.
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Owner description: Dramatic Pacific coast beach with a rugged shoreline.
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London, Canada
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166 reviews 166 reviews
112 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

Ruby Beach was spectacular! Such a beautiful part of the Washington coastline. The views are breathtaking! We were here on a hazy day at low tide which was really cool, walking among the sea stacks and seeing all the activity in the tide pools. We've never seen so many starfish of all different colors- amazing! Bring your camera- it's one... More 

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Augusta, Georgia
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47 reviews 47 reviews
14 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Someone told me it's the most photographed stretch of the northwest coast, and I believe it. Absolutely gorgeous at sunset.

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Farmingville, New York
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44 reviews 44 reviews
30 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

On our bucket list was to see "orange star fish". Ruby beach delivered! It was a long drive over from where we stayed, but it's worth the trip. It's a steep path down to the water and coming back up isn't for anyone with breathing problems. I made it down.... coming back was a close call. Still happy to have... More 

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Port Ludlow, Washington
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24 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Nice beach with sea stacks. There is a little bit of a walk on an incline to get to the beach but nothing serious. Gets a little crowded on the weekend.

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Stargard Szczecinski, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

I just love it! It was the most beautifull beach what I ever seen. We spent there amaizing time with my friends.

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Los Angeles, California
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Maybe because of the haze, makes this beach looks so like the planet in Avatar. Walking through a nice short trail in the woods, then suddenly the whole beach appears, as if Alice's wonderland, if you come here near sunset. Sea tide is peaceful and there're several different kinds of scenery on the beach: rotten stem, tourist rocks and the... More 

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Palo Alto, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Ruby beach is the 2nd most spectacular beach on the Olympic Peninsula for sunsets and photography. Unlike Rialto beach that is choc full of large driftwood tree trunks, Ruby beach is more about sea stack formations just off shore (or at low tide maybe even on-shore). There is some driftwood near where the river comes in but it’s not the... More 

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Bellingham, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Ruby Beach is a highlight of any trip down US Hwy. 101 through Olympic National Park! A short walk from the parking area brings you to what could easily and accurately said to be the essence of the wild Pacific coast of the Pacific NW. This isn't a place for swimming, and high tides and/or large run-off in the stream... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

An absolute must do. It is very close to the high way and only a short walk to the beach. The pictures I have seen on the internet do indeed reflect the spooky landscape (especially on a cloudy day). It is a very special place which I would recommend to anyone who just drives the 101 through Olympic National Park

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

The Pacific Northwest is famous for its unique beaches with large rocks jutting out of the water and the driftwood.. All these elements are combined at Ruby Beach to create a striking image which sticks with you..We visited in the summer on a cloudy day. This beach is perfect for long walks and observing sea creatures in tide pools. It's... More 

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