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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, Canada
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65 reviews 65 reviews
36 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Bring tall rubber boots to explore as much as possible and still stay dry. Gorgeous beach with lots of good photo ops.

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Madison, Alabama
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74 reviews 74 reviews
29 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

That way you may be able to get to the rocks to see the starfish and sea urchins. We were given a tide table when we checked in at Kalaloch Lodge. The scenery is spectacular. There are small freshwater streams that flow into the ocean, so long walks on the beach are not possible without proper footgear, but this is... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014 via mobile

Great time with family a must see before you leave WA. Temp was great bring sweater and some food because there is only one place to eat and that is at the lodge. Very pricey, it is almost like paying food at the cheese cake factory. So my advice bring your own food.

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Bremerton, Washington
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40 reviews 40 reviews
34 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

I have visited this beach twice. The first time, by myself late last October, and then again this past weekend. The first time I went, I was mostly just looking for a nice beach to walk around and take sunset pictures on, and I was not disappointed. I took dozens of sunset pictures of what couldn't have been a much... More

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Santa Monica, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

Worth a stop!!! Our primary destination was Olympic National park, but we stopped here for a quick sandwich, and so glad we did! Cold and a little rainy the day we stopped, but still very beautiful. Coming from Southern California, it was a change, but i'd definitely recommend it. We went in January, but i loved it! lots of rocks,... More

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Sierra Vista, Arizona
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58 reviews 58 reviews
16 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

The short hike down to the beach is well worth it. Smooth sands, seagulls, driftwood everywhere. We will surely return.

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Clemmons, North Carolina
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50 reviews 50 reviews
29 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

Worth getting out of car and walking along the beach. Views are fantastic. Sea stacks are fun to explore. There very interesting pools with starfish, etc.

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Bergen, Norway
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70 reviews 70 reviews
30 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

Ruby beach is absolutely gorgeous and breathtaking! I would recommend knowing the tide so you can cross the creek and get to explore more. Definitely worth a stop!

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Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
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47 reviews 47 reviews
5 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

We visited Ruby Beach yesterday with our 3 year old grandson. On the drive up from Aberdeen we encountered lots of rain, but as we pulled into the parking lot the rain stopped. We pulled on extra socks, thermals, and our rain boots. Then we added our coats and rain gear. Everyone was toasty warm during the 2 hours we... More

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

While my visit to Ruby Beach included clouds and rain in December, I still enjoyed every moment. The sea life is everywhere from birds to ochre starfish and anemenoes visible on the rocks. The drift wood and tide pools give the beach additional points of interest, not to mention the black sand and the gorgeous ocean! You will not be... More

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