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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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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 NEW

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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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

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

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Massachusetts
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183 reviews 183 reviews
76 attraction reviews
224 helpful votes 224 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Easy access off Hwy 101 to the parking area, then a short path down to the beach. Wonderful sea stacks, pounding surf, logs strewn about providing a place to sit down and take in the scenery. Great place to have a sandwich or something to drink.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

I love this beach, it's right off hwy 101, it's easy to get to and so pretty to see and bring a camera to take lot of pictures.

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Hood River, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Saw a sea lion to the right by water outlet when you first get to beach from parking lot trail. He posing like a statue at first would have been great photo. Then he dove in the water and swimming in the waves it was great to see.

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Crawley, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

I'm almost loathed to tell people about this place just to try and stop it from becoming too busy! We were doing a road trip and, thanks to TA , decided this would be a good way to stretch our legs. Wow, such a beautiful location where it is very easy to just sit back and enjoy the view. There... More

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Lake Norman, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

What a great aspect of Olympic National Park - Ruby Beach. Pristine, I mean not one spot of trash on the beach. Just rocks, sea stars and peace. Go at low tide to see the best sea life and wear water shoes.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

This was a must see for me based on my TA research and it didn't disappoint. This was a lovely beach. This was probably the most crowded beach we saw on our trip and like someone else said, about 20 people! We spent quite a bit of time here and enjoyed every minute of it. We were here in late... More

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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57 reviews 57 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We spent two hours here. We'd already hiked down to a couple of other beaches as we headed up 101 so we were spent, but we couldn't resist making the simple hike down to Ruby Beach. This was probably the most crowded of the beaches we went to, and by crowded I mean 20-30 people. It's gorgeous - all these... More

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Vancouver, BC, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Ruby Beach, along with Rialto and Second Beach, is another wonderful beach to explore. Ruby Beach is approximately 30 minutes southwest of Forks while Rialto Beach is 30 minutes northwest. Both can easily be explored in a day with time to spare if you are staying in Forks. Ruby Beach is less visited than Rialto Beach. It's a bit smaller... More

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