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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  • We didn't walk to the beach, but did take time to absorb the view of this pristine beach! Just right off the road. 
    We didn't walk to the beach, but did take time to absorb the view of this pristine beach! Just right off the road.  more »
  • No trip to the Olympic peninsula is complete without a visit to Ruby Beach. The rock formations catch the light and make the most beautiful setting. 
    No trip to the Olympic peninsula is complete without a visit to Ruby Beach. The rock formations catch the light and make the most beautiful setting.  more »
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  • Today was a PERFECT day to visit Ruby Beach! The sun shone and the number of visitors was about 12!! Go on a weekday if you can. It is a perfect place to let your kids run off some steam, take some photos, get your toes wet in the surf, and collect beautiful rocks and make cairns. Ruby Beach is one of my favorite places on the earth, and it is close to my MOST favorite place, the Hoh Rainforest. The air here is SO PRISTINE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! COME HERE EVEN IF IT IS ONLY TO BREATHE!!!!!!!!
  • Large, beautiful beach. Like the rest of my trip in Washington, it was raining. It all just adds some additional character to the pictures. Although, I feel like I could visit again and have an all-new experience. The beach is rocky, so I'm not sure it would be fun during the summer. Wear comfortable shoes!

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