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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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Vancouver, BC, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

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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Vancouver WA
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

I grew up in Grays Harbor County. My folks always dug clams at Moclips and Copalis. But I had gone to another beach many years ago with a boyfriend to search for Japanese glass fishing floats after a storm. I still have them. But I never knew which beach it was. Now I do. The location and shape of the... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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317 reviews 317 reviews
142 attraction reviews
151 helpful votes 151 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

Allow some time for walking the beach when you visit. Wear layers and bring your camera! We enjoyed the rock art, and added our own rockpile. Nice surprise is that dogs are allowed on leash -- so we didn't have to leave him in the car.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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82 reviews 82 reviews
23 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

This beach has easy access down the cliff and is flat for walking. But don't think it will be boring - there are huge sea stacks and many tide pools with colorful star fish, sea anemones. Rangers give guided tours several times a week.

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99 reviews 99 reviews
37 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Ruby Beach was a lovely stop for us on the Olympic Peninsula. It was too cold for swimming, in fact jackets were needed, but the walk, the ocean tides, the caves were very beautiful. The initial entry area was quite populated, but as one walked further down the beach, it became more deserted. Great place!

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Farmington, Utah
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

If you only visit one beach visit this one!!! Views were great!!! Great tide pools!!! A little bit rocky but well worth it.!! Go when it is low tide

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Atlantic Beach, FL
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

It was overcast when I went, so we photographed the shapes of the seastacks, the rocks, and the forests. I spent three hours walking the beach. Loved it. Haven’t been there when the sun is out.

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Ashland, Ohio
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39 reviews 39 reviews
20 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Found caves and tides pools. Lots to explore. Mythical place. foggy when we went, but sunny just in time for sunset. Love this beach. Easy to get to

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Central Indiana
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142 reviews 142 reviews
56 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We visited both Ruby & Rialto beaches and our favorite was Ruby. From the first glimpse at the top of the hill, it was lovely. Sea stacks are close and lots of smooth round stones & driftwood. I also enjoyed the "beach art" of stacked rocks and driftwood! We liked Ruby Beach so much that we returned later about an... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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285 reviews 285 reviews
69 attraction reviews
155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Gorgeous. Adequate parking. Trail to beach with stairs and uneven sections - totally worth it. Beautiful!!

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