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Address: Olympic National Park, WA
Description: Dramatic Pacific coast beach with a rugged shoreline.

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Ruby beach was very pretty!

It was pretty crowded here and chilly, but we spent about an hour exploring the beach. There is a fun little trail to get down to the beach and lots of driftwood to sit and relax... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 17, 2015
AmandaShook
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Fort Worth, Texas
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Fort Worth, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

It was pretty crowded here and chilly, but we spent about an hour exploring the beach. There is a fun little trail to get down to the beach and lots of driftwood to sit and relax on. Water is cold and it was cloudy, but that is to be expected.

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London, Canada
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216 reviews 216 reviews
154 attraction reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

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
19 helpful votes 19 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
28 helpful votes 28 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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54 reviews 54 reviews
25 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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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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122 reviews 122 reviews
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
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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23 reviews 23 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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