Ruby Beach, Olympic National Park

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Must see · Beach · Nature / Park
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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  • We had hiked the Marymere Falls, Hall of Mosses, and Spruce trails earlier in the day. We were a bit tired from the hikes but, as an afterthought, we decided to drive to Ruby Beach before returning.....  more »
  • We had the most unbelievable luck with the weather on this trip. I’ve been dying to visit and photograph Ruby Beach at sunset. It was better than I could have ever imagined. We made it back the next.....  more »
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