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

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A trure gem

Don't miss this wonderful beach. A short pleasant walk from an ample parking lot through a dense forest to a long wide beach full of discoveries. Piles of sun bleached drift wood... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Cleveland, Ohio

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Lawrence, Kansas
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13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Ruby Beach is one of the good beaches with easy access from Highway 101 on the Olympic Penninsula shore. Feel the power of the waves and marvel at their work on the rock that make the famous sea stacks.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Stopped by as part of the ONP Road Trip we were on .We were told to go only at low tide as you can get trapped and found that was wise advise. Such wild and scenic natural beauty! breathtaking.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Don't miss this wonderful beach. A short pleasant walk from an ample parking lot through a dense forest to a long wide beach full of discoveries. Piles of sun bleached drift wood (although not the giant timbers of La Push), smooth, shiny stones of all shapes, fabulous sea stacks along a beautiful coast line. Can be foggy but always able... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Beautiful beach. Just walk a ways from the main entrance and you will be out of the crowds. This is by far the nicest beach in O.N.P.

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Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I had seen picture before our arrival to Washington State and it was clear we wanted to see it ourselves. The first glance of Ruby Beach was impressive especially with some seafog over the beach. Was bit crowded due to the 4th of July holiday as people were dragging huge coolers and bbq's to the beach. Impressive rock formations just... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

If you're at Olympic National Park, you can't skip Ruby Beach. It's every bit as beautiful as it looks in the pictures. If you can time it right, try to go for sunset, and be sure to stick around after the sun is below the horizon, the colors hit their peak right around then.

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Great views along the coast and fascinating rock formations and stacks all along the beach, with lots of attractively worn driftwood. Only issue is that the path onto the beach is blocked by driftwood which you have to climb over - no good for those with walking problems

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Short walk down the hill to the beach. This is one beach in a line of beaches that are open along the Olympic Peninsula. By highway this may be the first or second public beach along the way. It was not my favorite beach because the hike down was steep in places and there were stairs. If you drive further... More 

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Orlando
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Another beautiful Northwestern beach. From reviews, I realize that this beach should be visited at sunset. Cool lighting and copper colors in evening. We saw the beach mid-day after visiting second beach. Liked second beach a whole lot more.

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Spotsylvania, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We visited this place on our 'Waterfall Tour' around the Olympic National Park. The seastacks were very impressive. The water and background were so lovely. Definitely a rocky beach, so please be sure to wear proper gear for it. Else you'll be having trouble walking on the beach itself. Ok, that being said? We saw OTTERS!!!!:D There are a few... More 

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Address: Olympic National Park, WA
Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Olympic National Park

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