Ruby Beach, Olympic National Park

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Ruby Beach is the northernmost of the southern beaches in the coastal section of Olympic National Park in the U.S. state of Washington. It is located on Highway 101, in Jefferson County, south of the town of Forks.Like virtually all beaches on the northern coast, Ruby Beach has a tremendous amount of driftwood. It is notable for the number of sea stacks there.The beach is so called because of the ruby-like crystals in the beach sand.
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  • It was around noon when we drove 27 miles south from Forks on 101 to Ruby Beach to see its iconic sea stacks. Dave stayed in the car resting his sore knee while I headed down the steep path towards th...  more »
  • One of the most beautiful, untouched spots I’ve ever been. Driftwood structures, misty coastline, tide pools, wildlife, endless horizon. Really worth the drive to where the forest meets the ocean!  more »
  • Parking is a little limited, not good for large RV's. A short walk down to the beach on an easy trail. Bring a picnic and sit on the drift wood that is everywhere, forced down streams during spring ra...  more »
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  • I recently had the pleasure of going to ruby beach. Wish I had more time to stay over night. It's just so beautiful I can't wait to go back. First on my list next spring. Perfect hike down to the beach and then you can walk for miles. Love it it's a must to see, 5 star.
  • Beautiful place. It's easy to get to, so it's pretty crowded in the summer months.
  • Must visit. Very beautiful and different than most beaches. From Parking lot about 5min walk to beach
  • Beautiful beach...no one is ever here! Worth the drive, for sure!
  • Wonderful beach. Lots of sea stacks and driftwood. Go at low tide and see lots of amazing creatures in the pools

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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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