Rialto Beach, Olympic National Park

Must see · Beach · Nature / Park
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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  • Very easy to reach, less than a 30 minute walk once you park. Definitely recommendation going during sunset. It is crazy gorgeous! We definitely got lucky with clear weather during March!  more »
  • Awesome beach, perfect spot to park and walk to some excellent tide pools (Hole in the Wall) only 30-60 minutes walk away. Nice even when weather is cloudy and gray.  more »
  • Loved visiting this beach. it has beautiful views of rocks and the ocean. it is a rock beach with lots of very large pieces of driftwood.  more »
  • One of the best experiences of our Northwest Vacation. Beautiful rock covered beach with a breathtaking sunset. We'll visit a second time to reach THE HOLE.
  • Breathtaking scenery. Drove from Seattle and arrived at the beach just in time for low tide which allowed us to cross through the hole and marvel at the sight of the tide pools. The "hike" to the hole is not a hike but a walk on a sandy and rocky beach. Nonetheless beautiful and enjoyable. Would be back again ❤
  • Absolutely beautiful 😍 super rough ocean here be careful.....well worth the visit💜
  • Beautiful, awe-inspiring sunsets!
  • We planned our stop at Rialto Beach around sunset. I am so glad we did that. The beach was very chilly so dress warm. We climbed some drift wood and found a great spot to watch the sunset. We just found some seats on the washed drift wood. Other people brought firewood for fires. We will do that if we come back. Get there about an hour before sunset. It got busy about 30 minutes before sun set. This was one of my favorite stops on our trip up the coast.

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