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

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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76 reviews 76 reviews
37 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

This beach was easy to access and had great tide pools and beach with rocks and sand. So much drift wood and rock made it eerie with the fog.

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Hyderabad, India
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86 reviews 86 reviews
58 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

One of the best beaches and should NOT be missed. I spent an hour paying in Ocean waters and playing with tides. The beach is scenic and we can walk barefoot on the sandy beach (But at few places there are pebbles on the shore). The only thing I disliked was certain people with Pets NOT keeping them on leash.... More

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Pennsylvania
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74 reviews 74 reviews
43 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

When they tell you that Ruby Beach is #2 on TripAdvisor, it's there for a reason. I personally believe it should be #1! The walk down to the beach is easy but a little muddy. It's not the regular beach you'd expect with sand but rather pebbles of various colors and sizes! I suggest checking the tide tables to make... More

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Kalispell, Montana
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40 reviews 40 reviews
26 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Ruby beach is the most beautiful beach! The trail leading down its nice and easy and then you get down to were the ocean meet the river and see all the drift wood and sea stacks. you can walk right up to them and take photo's and look for shells and star fish at low tide. Highly recommend

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Springfield, Missouri
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 via mobile

I highly recommend going to Ruby Beach. It is very beautiful and unique, with huge rock formations all around. One helpful hint I would make is to research when the tide will be out and be sure to visit at that time so that you may walk out to the rock formations. There are tons of sea life clinging to... More

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mississippi
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37 reviews 37 reviews
17 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Check the tide table and go about an hour before low tide. Build little stone balancing scupltures, climb the rocks then watch the magic as the tide pulls away. Sea stars everywhere! Aninomes everywhere! Beautiful sea shells with sea life in them. You can touch(gently) the sea life. They are right there where you walk. I've never seen anything so... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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223 reviews 223 reviews
49 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We were a little worried about making it down to the beach, but with our hiking poles it was easy. We were there at low tide and were able to find quite a few interesting items in the tidal pools which was our main reason for going there. The rock formations looked at times rather spooky as the fog moved... More

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Colombia, S.A.
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62 reviews 62 reviews
26 attraction reviews
150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Definitely worth the trip, especially if you are in the area for the Hoh rain forest or Ruby Beach. Best to wear flip flops, as there area little temporary streams that form across the beach, and if you want to proceed in some direction, your shoes will get wet. Bring a folding chair or something to sit on as well.... More

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Freeland, Michigan
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83 reviews 83 reviews
48 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

You should know what the tide schedule is to use this beach to it's fullest. If the tide is down, you can enjoy the sea stacks and a wide open beach, if the Tide is up, there is less room for you to play. There is bathrooms at this facility and 1 picnic table with no view. I wish there... More

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