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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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mississippi
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Check the tide table and go about an hour before low tide. Build little stone balancing scupltures, climb the rocks then watch the magic as the tide pulls away. Sea stars everywhere! Aninomes everywhere! Beautiful sea shells with sea life in them. You can touch(gently) the sea life. They are right there where you walk. I've never seen anything so... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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207 reviews 207 reviews
46 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

We were a little worried about making it down to the beach, but with our hiking poles it was easy. We were there at low tide and were able to find quite a few interesting items in the tidal pools which was our main reason for going there. The rock formations looked at times rather spooky as the fog moved... More

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Colombia, S.A.
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62 reviews 62 reviews
26 attraction reviews
147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Definitely worth the trip, especially if you are in the area for the Hoh rain forest or Ruby Beach. Best to wear flip flops, as there area little temporary streams that form across the beach, and if you want to proceed in some direction, your shoes will get wet. Bring a folding chair or something to sit on as well.... More

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Freeland, Michigan
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76 reviews 76 reviews
43 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

You should know what the tide schedule is to use this beach to it's fullest. If the tide is down, you can enjoy the sea stacks and a wide open beach, if the Tide is up, there is less room for you to play. There is bathrooms at this facility and 1 picnic table with no view. I wish there... More

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GIG HARBOR
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67 reviews 67 reviews
16 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Our first time here and we lived it. The scenery is beautiful. Bring your camera and smiles! Lots of smooth rocks and people were building little rock towers up and down the beach. When we went there were tons if baby jellyfish washed on shore. People were climbing on the huge seastack. We will certainly go back again.

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California
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72 reviews 72 reviews
55 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

We went to Ruby Beach after Second Beach and Rialto Beach. Honestly Second Beach is the best of all three. See my review of Second Beach for details. The plus side of Ruby Beach is that it is right on highway 101 and much easier to reach if you are short on time.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Fun place to explore at low tide. Saw starfish and other sea creatures. Was cloudy right at the beach (sunny inland) but still amazing.

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Canton, GA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Ruby Beach is a beautiful beach and on a warm, sunny summer day it draws the crowds. The tide was out when we arrived but we didn't find any starfish as we'd heard gather along the beach but it is still a gorgeous setting and any easy walk down from the parking lot.

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Dedham, Massachusetts
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

What an amazing location! There was a pair of Bald Eagles near their nest and we got to see one of them in flight. Truly amazing experience!

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Boise, Idaho
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We loved Ruby Beach. With the dramatic sea stacks it's always majestic and interesting. At low tide you can walk all the way out to the stacks and see starfish and other interesting sea creatures Bonus points for the bald eagle watching us from the top of a stack!

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