Ruby Beach

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Ruby Beach
A photo of Ruby Beach taken in 1936.
Ruby Beach, 1936. Photo: George A. Grant
Country United States
State Washington
Region Jefferson County
Government Olympic National Park
For public yes
Visitation year-round
Easiest access U.S. Route 101

Ruby Beach is the northernmost of the southern beaches in the coastal section of Olympic National Park in the U.S. state of Washington. It is located on Highway 101, in Jefferson County, 27 miles (43 km) south of the town of Forks.

Like virtually all beaches on the northern coast, Ruby Beach has a tremendous amount of driftwood. It is notable for the number of sea stacks there.

The beach is so called because of the ruby-like crystals in the beach sand.[1][2]

180° panorama from Ruby Beach, Olympic National Park, late in the afternoon of a sunny September day.


  1. ^ Roddy Scheer (April 22, 2011), "Ultimate coast guide to Olympic Peninsula", Seattle Magazine 
  2. ^ The 10 Best of Everything National Parks: 800 Top Picks from Parks Coast to Coast, National Geographic Books, 2011, p. 418, ISBN 9781426207341 

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Coordinates: 47°42′39″N 124°24′56″W / 47.71083°N 124.41556°W / 47.71083; -124.41556