Rialto Beach, Olympic National Park

#3 of 37 in Beaches in Washington State
Must see · Beach · Nature / Park
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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  • Beautiful and probably really good if you can get there near low tide. This was not in the cards for us however really enjoyed our time there. It is very accessible with a good amount of parking so.....  more »
  • Be sure to go early in the morning at low tide to check out the tide pools. And wear water shoes and/or shoes with excellent traction.  more »
  • One of the best experiences of our Northwest Vacation. Beautiful rock covered beach with a breathtaking sunset. We'll visit a second time to reach THE HOLE.
  • Breathtaking scenery. Drove from Seattle and arrived at the beach just in time for low tide which allowed us to cross through the hole and marvel at the sight of the tide pools. The "hike" to the hole is not a hike but a walk on a sandy and rocky beach. Nonetheless beautiful and enjoyable. Would be back again ❤

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