Rialto Beach, Olympic National Park

#3 of 37 in Beaches in Washington State
Beach · Nature / Park
Take in the spectacular driftwood formations at Rialto Beach, a pebbly beach contained within Olympic National Park. It can be a bit of a scramble over logs and rocks to reach the beach, depending on the tide, but you'll be rewarded with great views. The picturesque beach offers a stunning view of the Pacific Ocean from Washington's west coast. The driftwood, both onshore and offshore, casts interesting patterns on the ocean's surface. Photographers will enjoy spending time playing with angles and perspectives offered by the intersecting pieces. Plan to visit Rialto Beach during your Olympic National Park vacation using our convenient Olympic National Park travel route planning website.
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  • We were driving from Hurricane Ridge to the Hoh and stopped here for an hour. It was my favorite beach of the trip! It was a sunny day (which was unusual) so the blue sky and the white driftwood...  more »
  • We were driving from Astoria Oregon to Port Angeles on Thursday, 7/29 and wanted to stop at Rialto Beach along the way. Because we also visited Ruby Beach before that, by the time we reached the...  more »
  • One of the best experiences of our Northwest Vacation. Beautiful rock covered beach with a breathtaking sunset. We'll visit a second time to reach THE HOLE.
  • Breathtaking scenery. Drove from Seattle and arrived at the beach just in time for low tide which allowed us to cross through the hole and marvel at the sight of the tide pools. The "hike" to the hole is not a hike but a walk on a sandy and rocky beach. Nonetheless beautiful and enjoyable. Would be back again ❤

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