Ruby Beach
About
Dramatic Pacific coast beach with a rugged shoreline.
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Tours & experiences
Explore different ways to experience this place.

Top ways to experience Ruby Beach and nearby attractions

See what travellers are saying
  • Tammie C
    Sequim, Washington239 contributions
    Anniversary Trip
    This place is a local favorite, so be aware of its popularity! They have recently enlarged the parking area, so that does help. Beach access is via a long set of stairs, not for anyone in a wheelchair, so be aware. Views are breathtaking!! Another stop to have your camera with you and ready to go. Restrooms are also available, but only in the parking area.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 5 May 2023
  • Grace K
    Cherry Hill, New Jersey15 contributions
    Hidden gem for sure
    I wasn’t expecting greatness but I got it. Despite it being cold, windy, and overcast, this beach had such amazing views and rivaled Canon Beach for me. The driftwood was such a fun thing to jump and balance test on, and I ended up spotting and rescuing a banana slug that I found along the road down. It gave me such an amazing view at one point, which I’ll include in photos. Fun fact, Forks WA where Ruby Beach is, is the setting for Twilight. Only fun memories from my visit here.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 5 July 2023
  • Anna L
    Brantford, Canada154 contributions
    Beautiful and Peaceful
    We got here pretty early in the morning and unfortunately, the tide was on its way in, so we weren't able to fully experience the rock pools. That being said, this is a beautiful beach with lots of rock formations. It is quite pebbly and there is tonnes of driftwood around which adds to the beauty. It was too cold -and too early - to swim, but we enjoyed our short walk down to the beach and the time we spent there. There is parking but it's a relatively small lot. So I could see it getting quite full later in the day. I would recommend visiting here if you have time.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 2 August 2023
  • Sam F
    Shoreline, Washington3 contributions
    Beautiful views, not too long of a hike for young children.
    The North Coast of Washington State is wild, beautiful and fun to explore. I grew up in Seattle, so this area has been as much my backyard as the North Cascades, Dry Falls and Glacier Peak. There are tons of trails in this area and it's a great place for a day hike. Nearby State and National Parks make this an easy place to visit while camping on the Coast. Highly recommended. It is my advice, unless you are experienced coastal hikers, to come in the summertime during the long, low tides that occur during the daylight hours. The tide can come in quickly in Fall and Winter, making what started as a fun hike into an emergency rescue situation.
    Visited May 2023
    Written 7 August 2023
  • cohoman
    Sammamish, Washington2,022 contributions
    Beautiful beach
    Wow, really nice rock formations on the beach. Most of the beach is flat rocks but further out towards the water is sand. It was somewhat foggy when we were there, but that made for better photos. Lots of people and kids there. No permit required for day use. Definitely stop by if you're in the area. Dogs allowed on a leash.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 17 August 2023
  • GoVols79
    Chattanooga, Tennessee2,885 contributions
    Ruby Beach
    We stopped at Ruby Beach while exploring Olympic National Park. There is a large parking lot with a short trail down to the beach. This type of beach is so different than what we are used to on the east coast so we really enjoyed walking around and taking it all in. We probably stayed less than an hour but it was definitely a highlight of the day.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 18 August 2023
  • StacieA915
    Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin135 contributions
    Breathtaking Views
    On our excursion around Olympic National Park, we were suggested to stop at this beach and oh, are we glad we did. We had a perfect day, not a cloud in the sky and it was absolutely beautiful. We were there on a Wednesday and there was hardly anyone on the beach, and it's very large. There is a lot of driftwood around and rock formations that were so interesting. Words can't describe the beauty.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 20 September 2023
  • MdTravelerX2
    Silver Spring, Maryland550 contributions
    Beautiful, rocky/pebbly beach
    Ruby Beach is incredible. The beach is a pebbles and rocks polished smooth by time. The rocks are rich colors and mottled greys. It's generally easy hking with a few driftwood logs to cross along the way. We hiked to the Hole in the Wall but didn't try to access it as the tide was too high. Still, a beautiful and unique site. It rained, typical of the Pacific NW. One just puts on their raingear and keeps going. We didn't see "ruby"--apparently it is best at sunset.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 2 October 2023
These reviews are the subjective opinion of Tripadvisor members and not of TripAdvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
Popular mentions

5.0
1,291 reviews
Excellent
1,064
Very good
188
Average
38
Poor
1
Terrible
0

Mindy
Louisville, KY39 contributions
Jun 2023 • Solo
My first experience on a west coast beach. A lot of beautiful rock formations and driftwood, played peek a boo with some seals and watched the sunset. It was perfect
Written 8 December 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

phvi2617
Anaheim, CA509 contributions
Jul 2023 • Solo
Ruby Beach is absolutely gorgeous, from the driftwood and tall trees to the waves crashing against sea stacks. It's right off Highway 101 and a short walk down from the parking lot. There is plenty to explore, but you'll want to wear good shoes on the rocky shore. Definitely a must-visit spot when visiting Olympic National Park.
Written 4 November 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Shelly
Dallas, GA37 contributions
Sep 2023 • Friends
Even with the drizzly weather, the beach was absolutely beautiful. We loved walking down the beach and being amazed by the stacks and the huge pieces of driftwood. The driftwood did make it a little complicated to get to the water, but it was a nice brain challenge to figure out the puzzle without having to climb over the pieces.
Written 17 October 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

MdTravelerX2
Silver Spring, MD550 contributions
Sep 2023 • Family
Ruby Beach is incredible. The beach is a pebbles and rocks polished smooth by time. The rocks are rich colors and mottled greys. It's generally easy hking with a few driftwood logs to cross along the way. We hiked to the Hole in the Wall but didn't try to access it as the tide was too high. Still, a beautiful and unique site. It rained, typical of the Pacific NW. One just puts on their raingear and keeps going. We didn't see "ruby"--apparently it is best at sunset.
Written 2 October 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Tanner L
123 contributions
Jul 2023 • Friends
VERY BEAUTIFUL. The water is super chilly, but it is super beautiful. It is a must see when traveling to Washington.
Written 30 September 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Rachel B
Sterling, Massachusetts4 contributions
Sep 2023 • Solo
Easy to get to and easy to walk on once you are there. I am not sure why everyone raves about Hole in the Wall at Rialto. There are several hole in the wall rock formations here and they are 50-200 feet from the end of the trail not a mile away.
Written 22 September 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

StacieA915
Wisconsin Dells, WI135 contributions
Sep 2023 • Family
On our excursion around Olympic National Park, we were suggested to stop at this beach and oh, are we glad we did. We had a perfect day, not a cloud in the sky and it was absolutely beautiful. We were there on a Wednesday and there was hardly anyone on the beach, and it's very large. There is a lot of driftwood around and rock formations that were so interesting. Words can't describe the beauty.
Written 20 September 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Jen
28 contributions
Sep 2023 • Couples
It’s a pretty beach even on a misty late summer day. In the summer this would be SO pretty! There is a viewing point that is wheelchair accessible, and/or you can do a little walk to get down to the beach. They also had restrooms.
Written 5 September 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

travelingbandacoot
Medical Lake, WA223 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
Beautiful beach in Olympic National Park! Highly recommend! A lot of beautiful logs and Sea stacks! Kids absolutely loved it! Definitely go at low tide!
Written 24 August 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

GoVols79
Chattanooga, TN2,885 contributions
Jul 2023 • Family
We stopped at Ruby Beach while exploring Olympic National Park. There is a large parking lot with a short trail down to the beach. This type of beach is so different than what we are used to on the east coast so we really enjoyed walking around and taking it all in. We probably stayed less than an hour but it was definitely a highlight of the day.
Written 18 August 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Showing results 1-10 of 1,212
Is this your Tripadvisor listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim your listing

Ruby Beach (Olympic National Park) - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (with Photos) - Tripadvisor

Frequently Asked Questions about Ruby Beach

According to Tripadvisor travellers, these are the best ways to experience Ruby Beach: