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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  • I've never been anywhere like this before. It's a really spectacular location. We came here with our 3 teenaged children whilst on holiday. They aren't impressed by much but I think even they could se...  more »
  • I was looking forward to this musical beach raved about in “Sunset” as the most musical beach in the world, but the tide wasn’t high enough or maybe needs a storm thrown in....there are lots of pebble...  more »
  • If you want to see the pure power of nature at a single location, Rialto Beach is a place you want to go. To see the massive trees being thrown around like toothpicks is a sight to behold. Be careful ...  more »

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Where to stay in Olympic National Park

Many visitors to Olympic National Park choose to pitch a tent at one of 16 campgrounds, many of which stay open throughout the year. The park also offers a mix of lodge rooms, motel rooms, and cabins thanks to two lodges and two resorts. On the Pacific Coast, the Kalaloch Lodge stands as the most isolated of these. If you prefer to rest your head outside the park, consider staying in Port Townsend. This artsy waterside community northeast of the park offers plenty of inns and bed and breakfasts, but they fill up quickly in summer, so reserve ahead if possible. Port Angeles sits a bit closer to the park and offers more functional accommodations in the form of motels and hotels, though you'll also find waterfront inns and cottages in the area. Communities on the park's western side offer a rustic vibe, but they also take more time to get to if you're coming from Seattle.
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