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Ruby Beach

Address: Olympic National Park, WA
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Type: Beaches, Outdoors
Owner description: Dramatic Pacific coast beach with a rugged shoreline.
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Type: Beaches, Outdoors
Owner description: Dramatic Pacific coast beach with a rugged shoreline.
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Los Angeles, California
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65 reviews 65 reviews
65 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

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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194 reviews 194 reviews
73 attraction reviews
533 helpful votes 533 helpful votes
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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121 reviews 121 reviews
34 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Seattle, Washington
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44 reviews 44 reviews
39 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
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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Kettle Falls, Washington
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

If you like warm, soft sandy beaches, Ruby Beach is not for you. This beach is fairly easy to access by trail but you can't drive down to it. LOTS of logs to climb on, rocks and shells to collect and when the tide is out, you can explore the tide pools. One word of caution is that the beaches... More 

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Centralia, Washington
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Some friends and I decided to visit Ruby Beach this past summer. It was my first time here and I loved it. We walked the beach, took pictures, ate our lunches we brought with us and walked some more. If you get a chance to visit this beach do so. It is worth it.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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115 reviews 115 reviews
30 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Stopped off at the beach on our drive round the Peninsula. The sun was shining and the surf pounding the beach. Parked at the top and walked down - the views were quite stunning. This is an absolute must for you to stop at when in the area - where trees meet the ocean!

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Edmonds, Washington
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Ocean was roaring on a rainy, overcast day. Rock formations, once we walked down to the beach, were still breathtaking. Even in a storm...will be back in the summer when the weather is better. Impressive - don't miss it!

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69 reviews 69 reviews
18 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Visited the beach during heavy rain and amazed by the rugged shoreline, powerful tides and the unique landscape.

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