Explore Ruby Beach
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Added by Scott Kranz
Amazing photos on the coast of the Olympic National ParkBe sure to purchase your Olympic National Park entrance pass before heading into the parkCatch the sun setting behind the seastacks, rock formations, and scenic Abbey IslandDuration: Afternoon
If you’re looking for a mellow day at the beach, this is a great spot! There’s an easy path from the parking area down to the beach that’s less than 0.25 miles, so it’s not too difficult to the things you may want or need. Just north of the parking area, there’s a series of tide pools to explore. If you’re really excited about checking out the sea life, be sure to come during lower tides as more of the rocks will be exposed. If you’re really looking to explore, head north for 3 miles to the mouth of the Hoh River. If you do decide to make the trek, it’s fairly easy as long as you go at low tide.
This is a popular spot for ocean kayakers. The kayak allows you to really get out and explore the rock formations. If you’ve got one, throw it on top of the car.
Also, if you’re looking to pick up a quick bite for the day at the beach head to Taqueria Santa Ana
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Absolutely gorgeous beach
We were completely torn up about the fact that we only had a couple hours available to hang out on Ruby Beach. As soon as we got there, the misty, rocky beach stole our hearts. As the sun broke through the fog, the place only became more beautiful. It is a large beach so you never feel too surrounded by people. I would have loved to have spent a couple days here or at least been able to watch the sun set!
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