Rialto Beach, Olympic National Park

4.7
Take in the spectacular driftwood formations at Rialto Beach, a pebbly beach contained within Olympic National Park. It can be a bit of a scramble over logs and rocks to reach the beach, depending on the tide, but you'll be rewarded with great views. The picturesque beach offers a stunning view of the Pacific Ocean from Washington's west coast. The driftwood, both onshore and offshore, casts interesting patterns on the ocean's surface. Photographers will enjoy spending time playing with angles and perspectives offered by the intersecting pieces. Plan to visit Rialto Beach during your Olympic National Park vacation using our convenient Olympic National Park travel route planning website .
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  • 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...  more »
  • 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 t...  more »
  • For me, Rialto Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches of Oregon with Ruby Beach. Depending on the time of your visit, the atmosphere can be mysterious with trunks that litter the beach. You can switch easily between 1 to 2 hours for test photos. For me: a place to be on a first visit to Oregon!
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  • If you go, you want to during low tide so you and explore the tide pools. You will see crabs, star fish, sea anemone, plants, etc. The day we visited this beach, we were there by about 7am and parking was a plenty, however by 10am it was packed. Showing up early means the beach isn’t crowded and you get some great pictures. The morning we were there, the temperatures was a little cool but not cold and hiking down to Hole in the Wall actually warmed me up such that I had to take off my jacket. The views were stunning, magical, and out of this world. I wish live nearby so I can visit this beach often.
  • Rialto beach is fantastic even on a cloudy day! I highly recommend anyone visiting western WA to visit!
  • Such a great place to walk, explore, and make photographs. Parking gets tight on summer afternoons so we try to get there early.
  • I wanted to see the Hole in the Wall. We got about halfway down the beach before getting stuck. The water was moving too fast to walk across. And there was a lot to walk across, but the kids were not tall enough to hold onto the fallen tree roots while walking across the log. (See picture) So the adults took turns watching the kids, while the other went to view the hole in the wall. It is definitely worth the walk. It is a pretty beach. I wish the Gulf of Mexico had such clean water and breathtaking views!
  • Beautiful! Make sure it's nearly low tide before heading north.
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