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Ruby Beach

Olympic National Park, WA
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Absolutely Perfect

My favorite part of our Pacific Northwest summer vacation. It was cloudy and a little cool the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Glenmora, Louisiana
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Highly Recommend

I have been to Ruby Beach many times and I will always recommend anyone to come visit here. Lots of... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Michael M
Tumwater, Washington
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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)
Olympic National Park, WA

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My favorite part of our Pacific Northwest summer vacation. It was cloudy and a little cool the day we visited, but it didn't diminish this beautiful place one bit! Like the others have mentioned, you do have to negotiate large piles of driftwood and I...More

Thank TNN1991
Reviewed 3 days ago

I have been to Ruby Beach many times and I will always recommend anyone to come visit here. Lots of scenery and area to walk around. Tide in or out it's very peaceful and for sure a gem :) Enjoy!

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 3 days ago

Well worth the visit. We visited the beach below the Kalaloch Lodge. It was beautiful. To top it off we were fortunate enough to see about a half dozen whales For an old boy from South Carolina that was a site.

Thank PJL_SC
Reviewed 3 days ago

I highly recommend a visit to Ruby Beach, and to the other beaches on the Olympic National Park coast. To get to Ruby, there is a short hike down, and you have to climb over some logs to get to the beach, but it is...More

Thank maestralaura
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Worth the visit. Plan to go at low tide to see tide pools. Be prepared to climb over logs and rocks. Easy trail to beach.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 5 days ago

This was my first trip to Washington State and high on my list was seeing Ruby Beach. I wasn't disappointed. In fact , it was the highlight of the trip that had many highlights as we traveled through-out this beautiful state. Prepare to begin taking...More

1  Thank bayforest3205
Reviewed 6 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 6 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 1 week 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 1 week 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
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28 May 2017|
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
22 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
Amy L
2 April 2017|
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