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“hole in the wall”(133 reviews)
“low tide”(93 reviews)
“tide pools”(76 reviews)
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Reviewed November 17, 2018 via mobile

Rialto is a pebbly beach that you sink into walking on one’s way down to Hole in the Wall. And Hole in the Wall Beach. (Passing Ellen Creek). Once past Ellen Creek you can find a campsite in the woods. It’s is only 9 miles...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Iwamisea
Reviewed November 7, 2018 via mobile

Go to this beach if you get the chance. We were only able to visit at high tide, so we could not walk to hole-in-the-wall, and it was freezing cold (early November), and it was raining sideways, and the wind was blowing hard, but it...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Andie1603
Reviewed October 28, 2018 via mobile

We ventured onto Rialto Beach and were stunned and captivated by its forceful, violent surf. Wow!! Lots of cobbles and the Giant driftwood logs ample in number. It was extraordinary! Well worth the drive from the Forks area, even on a rainy day—to witness such...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank BruceWGSO
Reviewed October 24, 2018

We had spectacular weather, but somehow hit this beach during a massive fog rolling in. The beach was difficult to walk on because of the stones. We didn't make it to the Hole in the Wall.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Becky S
Reviewed October 20, 2018 via mobile

Check the low tide's hour and schedule to be at the natural pools at that time. Consider that you must walk for about half an hour once you arrive at the parking. The walk on the beach is a bit messy as it is composed...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Sergio B
Reviewed October 18, 2018

We took a long walk along the sea at Rialto Beach and the spooky fog (after a day of rain), the rocks and the forest made it very nice. We like Ruby Beach the best, Kalaloch is our second best and Rialto is a very...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank traveladdict3500
Reviewed October 9, 2018

From the parking lot (which includes a restroom), you can see the beauty this beach has to offer: sea stacks, driftwood, a forest behind you, and a beach made of rocks that have many different colors and patterns. This is not a beach for flimsy...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank soloFemaleDenver
Reviewed October 7, 2018

Beach is clear of debris and kelp tangles, rocks, etc. (as opposed to Ozette beach) Easy walk particularly lower tide. When you get to hole in wall, you can divert up to top at the orange-red & black beach sign.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Utah801ski
Reviewed October 2, 2018

From the parking lot, you do an easy walk along the beach for a mile and a half. Beautiful rocks and waves, along with huge driftwood. Make sure to time your hike during low tides (be prepared to walk through a small patch of water)...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank geauxtiger
Reviewed September 26, 2018

This is a must see beach, a great viewing coastal beach made up of skimming stones, sand, smaller tidal worn rocks. We spent most of our time on the south end of the beach, near the islands that could be explored at low tide. Now,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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dancer3361
July 26, 2018|
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Response from Papacito62 | Reviewed this property |
Sandals will be fine, but once you get to the beach, barefoot is best.. the beach is pretty clean and nice to walk on.
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Brithoward13
June 18, 2018|
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Response from Papacito62 | Reviewed this property |
Actually it’s more of a walk than a hike, about 10th of a mile and 50ft down in elevation. Keep in mind the geography of the beach changes dramatically due to storm surges. The last time I was there you did have to scramble... More
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alicia w
May 28, 2018|
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Response from theSwurleys | Reviewed this property |
hello - high tides and low tides happen twice every 24 hours and are determined by the sun, moon, gravity and tidal force, and, for this reason, vary daily - so...find a tide chart for this year online to get precise... More
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