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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  • Not to be missed.. it is all of the wonders of the pacific coast: Surf, haystacks, beach with huge logs (BE CAREFUL)  more »
  • Of the three beaches we stopped at Olympic National Park this was my favorite because more of the rock islands that we could get closer to. It's a very short walk down a little hill to get right...  more »
  • Beautiful view easy access.
  • sunset or morning, 100% with the trip. you will get the most amazing photos

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