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What a fabulous place!

We had the best time just wandering the beach, which goes on forever, and enjoying the sea stacks... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Nancy S
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Ithaca, New York
via mobile
Place to see!

Amazing place to see-especially right before and after the sunset. Long tide fills sand with water... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Alex A
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Toronto, Canada
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Dramatic Pacific coast beach with a rugged shoreline.
  • Excellent80%
  • Very good15%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“sea stacks” (136 reviews)
“tide pools” (118 reviews)
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Olympic National Park, WA
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had the best time just wandering the beach, which goes on forever, and enjoying the sea stacks, ocean-polished stones and the water. There was virtually no litter and was not overly crowded. Can't wait to go back again!

Thank Nancy S
Reviewed 2 days ago

Amazing place to see-especially right before and after the sunset. Long tide fills sand with water and gives sensation of walking on water. Reflection of sunset on the wet sand is beautiful. If you get lucky with tide schedule you may see some sea life...More

Thank Alex A
Reviewed 3 days ago

I read so much about this being a beautiful beach and I'm not sure what I was expecting. Unfortunately because of our travel plans, we couldn't make it there for low tide, we got there a few hours later. Therefore, we didn't see any tidepools...More

Thank Sicard54
Reviewed 3 days ago

Reminded me of the Oregon coast. If you have never been to the Pacific coast, you won't want to miss this one. make sure to take a jacket, beware of the logs & see if you can find the arch in the rock stack! we...More

Thank woodchopper48
Reviewed 4 days ago

We didn't have much time on our last day in Olympic but we wanted to make one more stop on one of the beaches and this was it. Clouds got us again, but still a cool spot to explore.

Thank John C
Reviewed 6 days ago

Saw Ruby Beach on our recent trip. It's what you would expect when you think of a Pacific Northwest beach. Parking lot is busy but there are bathrooms there and a nice trail down to the beach. It was good to stop at the various...More

1  Thank cardbucfan
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The rock formations at Ruby Beach along with the logs banging like drums is quite unique. Some swimmers braved the cold Pacific, but the water looked both cold and turbulent.

Thank Nolan Y
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a beautiful place to park up on our tour of the national park! It wasn't super crowded and the scenery was gorgeous. It is a rocky beach with a lot of driftwood, so make sure you have sneakers with you for that part!

Thank Rob P
Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved Ruby Beach. We went during low tide to see star fish and anemones. I didn't see any star fish, but there were a lot of anemones. It was very exciting. Sadly, there was a dead seal on the beach at the time we...More

Thank NationalParksFan20
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ruby beach is absolutely incredible. After winding down a short path you emerge to stacks of huge driftwood and breathtaking views. It may be a little tricky for some to navigate the driftwood but it's completely worth it. There are huge rock formations, shallow running...More

Thank Melissa A
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evie1520
27 May 2017|
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Response from geraldh463 | Reviewed this property |
It'll take about 3 hours if you go by the northern route but there is planned construction along Lake Crescent beginning shortly and lasting the summer season so it will take longer depending on those construction delays... More
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BarefootEmmy
21 April 2017|
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Response from manor63 | Reviewed this property |
Hi BarefootEmmy, It's possible but may be extremely stressful. Olympic National Park is a huge place. It takes about 4 hours from Seattle to Ruby Beach and another 1 hour from Ruby Beach to Hoh Rainforest. That is if... More
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Amy L
2 April 2017|
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Response from Bill M | Reviewed this property |
No. But if you go half an hour or so north to Third Beach, not far from Forks, you can hike about half an hour to a backpack/day use beach and have fires there. Less crowded too... because of the hike in. Note, this is... More
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