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Ruby Beach

Olympic National Park, WA
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Type: Beaches
Traveler Description: Ruby Beach, located about 35 miles south of the town of Forks on Washington's Olympic Peninsula, is one of the most scenic beaches in the state that... more »
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Farmington, Utah
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

If you only visit one beach visit this one!!! Views were great!!! Great tide pools!!! A little bit rocky but well worth it.!! Go when it is low tide

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Atlantic Beach, FL
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

It was overcast when I went, so we photographed the shapes of the seastacks, the rocks, and the forests. I spent three hours walking the beach. Loved it. Haven’t been there when the sun is out.

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Ashland, Ohio
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39 reviews 39 reviews
20 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Found caves and tides pools. Lots to explore. Mythical place. foggy when we went, but sunny just in time for sunset. Love this beach. Easy to get to

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Central Indiana
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142 reviews 142 reviews
56 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We visited both Ruby & Rialto beaches and our favorite was Ruby. From the first glimpse at the top of the hill, it was lovely. Sea stacks are close and lots of smooth round stones & driftwood. I also enjoyed the "beach art" of stacked rocks and driftwood! We liked Ruby Beach so much that we returned later about an... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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283 reviews 283 reviews
69 attraction reviews
152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Gorgeous. Adequate parking. Trail to beach with stairs and uneven sections - totally worth it. Beautiful!!

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Gatesville, TX
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267 reviews 267 reviews
135 attraction reviews
250 helpful votes 250 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

With so much to see in Olympic National Park we chose carefully what places to visit during our one day drive around the park. Ruby Beach's proximity to Hwy 101 was one of the reasons we stopped. And thanks to all the wonderful reviews I'm happy we took the short hike down to the beach. Wished we had had more... More

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Va
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We enjoyed seeing the stacks and beach but it was fogged in so you couldn't even see the water. Looked like it would be a beautiful spot when you could have visibility but the fog had been there for a week.

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Toronto, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

While driving down the Pacific Coast, we stopped at Ruby Beach because of its proximity to Highway 101 and its beautiful stacks. While we had the misfortune of arriving when it was foggy, it was still a wonderful experience.

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Mentor, Ohio
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137 reviews 137 reviews
71 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This beach is amazing. The hike down to the beach is easy and suitable for young families and older people. This beach is a photographers dream. The view changes hourly between fog and sun and rain. It is a truly magical place. Lots of wildlife. Shorebirds sealions and lots of starfish and tital pool life.

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Delafield, Wisconsin
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

According to the forums, Ruby Beach is the must-see beach in ONP. We only had time to tour two beaches, Ruby and Rialto, so I can't verify it's the prettiest but we are really glad we made the trip to see this particular beach. Very scenic, with sea stacks right there once you get to the beach. We weren't there... More

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