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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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Atlanta, Georgia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

This was my first time seeing the Pacific Ocean, so Ruby Beach definitely set the standard for me. I went in July, and it was still a little chilly and had lots of fog, but it was still really cool. Definitely check it out if in or around the Park. Keep an eye out for some wildlife, too.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This beach is beautiful. After a good walk down a nature trail (that is beautifull too) you are rewarded with a postcard perfect Pacific Northwest beach...gray moody skies, stromy ocean, green vegetation everywhere, towering trees, offshore islands with stands of trees, and beaches of driftwood. We came here on a day when we had the beach to ourselves...tranquil. Great place.

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Greenbank, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

The pinnacle rocks out in the ocean are mysterious locking. The whole area was just lovely. We would go back to enjoy it again

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Great place to explore tidepools and walk around. The scenery is amazing and the rocky beach is fantastic. Don't forget your camera.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

We spent a day this past weekend at Ruby Beach and it was amazing. Be sure to bring warmer clothes, although it was hot inland, at the beach it was actually quite cold. Clean bathroom (no flush toilet) was in the parking lot. It is a short walk down to the beach from the parking lot so you are able... More

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Seattle
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Some of the wild ocean beaches are a big hike, but Ruby Beach is an easy walk downhill (of course it's up hill on the way back). The beach can be crowded in summer, but that makes the scenery no less breathtaking. This is the real thing.

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Ruby Beach was so amazing. It should not be missed. Go at low tide and see the tidal pools. They were full of starfish and sea anemones.

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Denton, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

The beach is beautiful with it's scattered driftwood and smooth rocks under your feet. I wanted to see the Sea Stars, but it was still high tide. We walked all the way to the Hole-in-the-Wall rock, which is pretty exhausting. Give yourself plenty of time. Once we got there, purple and orange sea stars were everywhere as well as clusters... More

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Germantown, MD
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We camped three nights at Kalaloch Campground and explored the beaches tidepools in the morning. Overall, I would say the tidepools were similiar except the ones at Ruby Beach had many more anemone and starfish in them. Pretty crowded in fact. A few more hermit crabs in the tide pools but Kalaloch had thousands of crab shells all over the... More

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SPOKANE
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

If you like tide pools, rocky outcrops, creeks and miles of beach you will love Ruby Beach. With lots of parking, a short walk to the beach and restrooms available who could want more.

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