Ruby Beach at sunset

Ruby Beach

Don't miss one of the crown jewels of Olympic National Park.

Famous for the reddish sand that occasionally gathers and large, rock islands known as sea stacks, Ruby Beach is one of the most well-known and highly anticipated beaches to visit along the Olympic coastline. Here, flip-flops are optional, but highly recommended; you'll need to wear something on your feet because Ruby Beach is a rocky beach, not a sandy beach. To truly explore the wonders of Ruby Beach, including the driftwood that lines the shore, bring a pair of flip flops, water shoes, or old tennis shoes that can get wet.

Ruby Beach is the northernmost beach in the Kalaloch area, and it's slightly less than 10 minutes north of Kalaloch Lodge. To get there, just take Highway 101, the same road that runs by Kalaloch Lodge. Trust us, you'll want to add Ruby Beach to your itinerary.

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