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“Ruby Beach”
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Ruby Beach
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Owner description: Dramatic Pacific coast beach with a rugged shoreline.
Reviewed 20 June 2018

There is a short hike down to the beach. Other than the seastacks and drift-logs there is nothing much to see. However, there were families having picnics and the children seemed to enjoy running around the beach.
I recommend going in the morning or late afternoon to get the best photos of the seastacks.

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank doglover1050
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Reviewed 19 June 2018

A fun beach to walk on. A bathroom and a medium size parking area. You have to walk down a fairly steep path and when you get to the bottom be prepared to climb over large dead trees. Takes a little effort if you are balance challenged, but I did it and the beach is so much fun. Flat beach with tide pools. Not large ones but lots of small ones. We saw starfish and super large sea anemones. We had to walk through water to get to different areas of beach. So be prepared. Summer time would be no problem.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank daisyCalifornia
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Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

Beautiful beach with huge stack rocks and strewn with storm blown logs. Tidal pools and ocean sights unlimited!
Have to climb over the logs along beach to get to the rocks.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank DevS285
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Reviewed 19 June 2018

Ruby Beach is one of the highlights of a recent weekend spent touring around the Olympic Peninsula. Located just off Highway 101 near the northernmost tip of the West Coast, Ruby Beach is definitely worth the time spent driving all the way around the peninsula! This is no balmy beach where you will want to dip your toes (or any other body part) in the water or sun yourself on a towel - even in the summer, it seems that the wind howls around among the many sea stacks that dot the beach. One formation looks like a needle, with a large gap right in the middle through which the ocean appears framed. This is a fun place for those funny family pictures! Driftwood dots the beach, from huge logs to small paper-weight sized chunks in interesting shapes. A visit during the winter months will probably find you struggling to stay upright against powerful winds, and the sea spray off the ocean will drench you even hundreds of feet from the water's edge - but it's just amazing and beautiful!

The roar of the waves is a constant as well -- so, peaceful? Maybe not so much. Powerful, beautiful, inspiring, gorgeous? All that and more. Your pictures will all look like postcards, and you'll leave with a renewed appreciation of Mother Nature's power.
No amenities at this beach -- there are no distractions from the power and beauty of this gorgeous beach. We have found on previous visits that picnic lunches are best eaten in the car (although that was in the winter, so it may be better in the summer). You're also only about 30 minutes from Forks, WA (hello, Twilight fans!) where you'll find a couple of places to either eat or purchase food (and souvenirs!!).

No trip to the Olympic Peninsula is complete without a stop at Ruby Beach -- you'll be glad you included it on your itinerary!.

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank Carole L
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Reviewed 19 June 2018

This is right off of the main road, 101, so that makes it especially worth the time. We stopped there on our drive from Log Cabin Resort to Lake Quinault Lodge. The stacks are beautiful; the whole scene is classic Northwest Pacific Coast. With a little effort, you can even walk among the driftwood logs.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank vpofpc
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