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Ruby Beach

Olympic National Park, WA
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Beautiful beach with sea stacks

Easier access than Second Beach with wonderful views. Some driftwood but that was fun to explore... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Penny E
Picture perfect!

A picture perfect beach ... It has a few rocks in the water, a little creek, a lot of driftwood, a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Dramatic Pacific coast beach with a rugged shoreline.
  • Excellent80%
  • Very good15%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“sea stacks” (140 reviews)
“tide pools” (121 reviews)
“low tide” (120 reviews)
Olympic National Park, WA

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Easier access than Second Beach with wonderful views. Some driftwood but that was fun to explore too!

Thank Penny E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A picture perfect beach ... It has a few rocks in the water, a little creek, a lot of driftwood, a cliff behind, some pebble and some sand, easy access ... I wish the water were warmer, but otherwise - as good as it gets!

Thank heckfy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ruby beach is really amazing. Has a nice mix of the coast, with all the drift wood and even some "lake" in between the forest and the coast. Really beautiful to see and of-course lots of great picture opportunities. Quite easy to access too. I...More

Thank y_London
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love to tide pool and this was a pretty good spot. You can walk out to the little baby islands and see tons of star fish. A beautiful spot

Thank tree1110
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The walk to the beach is amazingly picturesque. Our photos came out wonderful, but did the actual scenery no justice. Jutting chimneys on the beachhead topped with foliage and crested around its waterline with barnacles was fascinating. Whales were swimming close by, the forest sits...More

Thank OrsonCorson
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This is an easy place to get to and watch nature’s fury. Crashing waves, rolling logs on the beach, birds flying overhead and rogue waves... you must visit here!!! Has a bathroom, walking area, hikes and easy access. PS. Got SOAKED here just watching the...More

Thank AprilFNP
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Stunning driftwood array which you have to scramble with over to reach the beach...on the return we discovered a kind person had left rick cairns to guide us...Cody the dog navigated well but in places had to find a different route. Stayed at nearby Quileute...More

Thank 19CJB55
Reviewed 20 October 2017

The beach is accessed by descending a hill and stairs. Then you must climb over quite a number of huge driftwood logs. It was high tide and very crowded when we visited. It appeared to be a beautiful location, but we just timed our visit...More

Thank rusky1415
Reviewed 18 October 2017

A beautiful beach, though I think we liked Rialto and Second Beaches better. Ruby Beach and its parking lot were fairly crowded when we arrived at midday, likely because of its easy access right off Hwy 101. However, most people seem to just wander around...More

Thank vagabond_dreams
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Not your average beach! So much more than just sand! A trip to Olympic National Park would not be complete with out a trip here.

Thank 1949OhioTravels
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17 September 2017|
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Response from JAMES V | Reviewed this property |
I would say 45 minutes to an hour and a half. Not a far walk to the tidepools once you re on the beach, but you could spend a long time looking at all the amazing creatures and rock formations.
24 August 2017|
Response from TNN1991 | Reviewed this property |
I believe dogs are allowed (on leashes). I Googled it to make sure.
Patricia W
18 August 2017|
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Response from DiznyGirl | Reviewed this property |
I saw lots of dogs on the beach!