Often voted the number one beach in Washington, Ruby Beach is part of the rugged Olympic National Park coastline with sea stacks, rock formations and tide pools. Although other beaches are just as good as Ruby, they donít have road access like Ruby Beach. Even Ruby Beach requires a short walk down to the beach and traversing over some large driftwood. Hiking north from the beach is good for a short distance but you do hit the National Park boundary with the Hoh Tribal land where you should stop. If you really want a great hike, go south. You can walk the beach 8 miles! Along the way, the road parallels above, usually totally out of view. Shorter hikes can be designed since there are so many access points. If your are taking out-of-town visitors on the Olympic Loop drive, Ruby Beach is the one to stop at.
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