Ruby Beach is a picturesque stop in the Olympic Peninsula. Driftwood and large ruby rocks line the beautiful Pacific Ocean Beach, making for the perfect mix of hiking, adventure, beach, and ocean.
Ruby Beach is one of my favorite Pacific Northwest beaches. It is absolutely BEAUTIFUL! It has sand, rocks, driftwood, ocean, and an island all in one spot. What more can you ask for? Bring your camera because this beach is worth a taking a million photos.
One of the fun things I love about Washington beaches, is the driftwood. You will find it on most beaches in Washington and I think it is just so pretty and also makes for a perfect seat to sit and watch the waves roll in and out. Climbing over the giant piles of drift wood is half the fun of this beach, just imagine being a kid and get ready to explore.
This is a sizeable beach with lots to see. It is named for its reddish sand and sea glass that occasionally gathers. So keeps your eyes out! There are also tide pools by the driftwood, so make sure to check tide times and you might get lucky and see some really cool sea life.
Once you get down to the beach and finish climbing the driftwood, look past the picturesque rocks and Abbey Island in the background. We had a great time taking pictures and exploring this beach.
Where to Next?
Ruby Beach was a halfway stop between Quinault Rainforest and the Hoh Rainforest on our Olympic Peninsula Weekend Trip. It was an amazing stop, that was well worth our time. It is also only a 30 minute drive from Forks, WA.