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

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Lovely beach with lots of driftwood

Depending on where you are coming from, this might be a bit of a drive, but its worth it. There are lots of driftwood and there is a nice rocky beach.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Sioux Center, Iowa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

Nice, small beach. Not crowded. However, it was a steep path that ended at a pile of driftwood to climb over! Probably just luck of the day and weather.

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We planned to arrive at low tide to see the tide pools. Well, the tide was .2 at low tide, and we arrived just after. First of all, to access the tide pools, you must wade across a stream. We visited in early April, and I needed to roll my pants all the way up to my knees to get... More 

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Ford, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

One hiking website I visited called Ruby Beach a "lite" version of Olympic Peninsula beaches, and I would have to agree. Ruby Beach is located about 30 minutes-ish south of Forks, and has a short 1/4 mile hike from the parking lot to the beach. Time your visit for low tide, and you will be greeted by vast stretches of... More 

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Sioux Center, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Depending on where you are coming from, this might be a bit of a drive, but its worth it. There are lots of driftwood and there is a nice rocky beach.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

easy access, great views, close to the Hoh Rain Forest and the Kalaloch Lodge. bring a chair and watch the sunset.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Love this beach! There is a creek that feeds into the ocean directly to the right of where the trail meets the beach. Be sure to go on a low tide time, or not right after rain because the rushing water of the creek makes it impossible to visit the right side of the beach where all the sea stacks... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

This is definitely an all-day trip unless you're really close to surrounding towns. Six of us left from Seattle/Puyallup late morning, stopping for a bite to eat, and then we wended our way to Ruby Beach. The area is very popular, with both children and dogs in evidence. Be sure to wear adequate footwear, since trail to the sand is... More 

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Kelso, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Loved that it was secluded. We let our dog run loose. We didn't like that we had to jump over water to get to the other side closer to the BIG island rock. We got our shoes all wet, but it's part of the experience right? If only the weather was a tad warmer, welcome to Washington. It was absolutely... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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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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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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