Rialto Beach, Olympic National Park

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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 beach is a gem in the National Parks’ collection. It was somehow sunny and misty at the same time when we went there, which made for spectacular sights. It’s an easy walk along the pebble beach...  more »
  • This is one of two awesome beaches in Olympic NP. The views of the coast are iconic and is a must see.  more »
  • I love how one side has forest, the sky above, sand below, and the ocean on the other side. There multiple photo ops and if you walk all the way down the beach you get to see The "hole in the wall". M...  more »
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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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