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, 27 miles (43 km) 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.
Destruction Island is located about 4 miles southwest off the beach. The island and the Destruction Island Lighthouse can be seen from the beach.

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  • This is a really outstanding beach! We drove down for sunset and returned the next day and spent a few hours at low and slack tide. The rocks are each outstanding. The beach is easy walking and the...  more »
  • I have been in love with Ruby Beach for 8 years…ever since the evening my son , who was stationed on a nearby base, took me there… I was stunned by its beauty and peacefulness! I revisited it every...  more »
  • One of the most interesting and exciting beaches in the park. Crashing waves, sea stacks. loads of beach pebbles, tide pools, sand and lots of drivftwood. Kids have a ball here. Scenery is beautiful.....  more »
  • Beautiful view easy access.
  • sunset or morning, 100% with the trip. you will get the most amazing photos
  • Beautiful location. Never disappoints. Sea stacks and tide pools.
  • Lovely beach but can be crowded at peak times. Nice tidepools and sea stacks
  • My favorite beach!! You just cannot go wrong here, especially at sunset. Beautiful, breathtaking, stunning...beyond words

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