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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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Columbus, Georgia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Not very Red.... but fun. Lots of tidepools....... good for kids. Fun place for a family, but not really Ruby looking

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Castle Rock, Colorado
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8 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We paid attention to the tide charts so we got to Ruby Beach when it was low tide. Easy access from parking lot to beach.

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Apopka, Florida
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275 reviews 275 reviews
173 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

This is really a nice beach. All of the beaches are cool on the west coast so allow plenty of days to get them all in. Also, great pics are available and bring the kids.

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SoCal
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We didn't seen the "pink" hues perhaps since it was cloudy. But this is a very picturesque place of cobblestones, sea stacks and driftwood. For those with boys, there's an area like a large pond and lots and lots of almost perfect skipping stones. It's also fun to build a driftwood structure, and there were several on the beach. Hoodoos... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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49 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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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52 reviews 52 reviews
19 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

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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Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

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

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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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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