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

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Pebbly beach that's magical in the fog!

Just beautiful ... so different from the big, overcrowded sandy beaches we visited before. Very 'west coast' ... I loved it!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
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Victoria, Canada
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Victoria, Canada
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241 reviews 241 reviews
105 attraction reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Just beautiful ... so different from the big, overcrowded sandy beaches we visited before. Very 'west coast' ... I loved it!

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Seattle, Washington, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

A beach stop over, on my bucket list in Washington, and it was beautiful. Was able to walk down to the beach, and get to the tide pools, search for interesting rocks, and lay out in the sun. A great beach to get to!

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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217 attraction reviews
268 helpful votes 268 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

I wanted to stop at as many places as I could on my road trip and saw the sign pulled over and walked down to the beach. There weren't too many people there and it was beautiful.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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291 attraction reviews
442 helpful votes 442 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Ruby Beach is certainly worth hiking the trail to get to it. The beach is littered with unusual, natural stone formations; which seem to sprout all along the beach. Certainly some interesting rock formations!

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Elma, Washington
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

The Ruby Beach trail is not very long , but once on the beach one feels almost as though they were the first ones there!

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New York City, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

I was amazed when we saw the beach through the trees on the walk down. We were there at high tide, so no tide pools, but it was still beautiful. We had to climb over drift wood and I actually fell down, so I would not recommend this to anyone who is not able to climb on all fours over... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

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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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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48 reviews 48 reviews
13 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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