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Always a get place

Love going here and walking on the beach. Beautiful views. Tons of old drift wood trees. There are... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Isabel L
via mobile
Stunning Beach & there's free parking!

Coming from the Chicago area, when you stumble upon free parking you celebrate it! When it's at a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
JulieBVO
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Pacific coast beach.
  • Excellent79%
  • Very good14%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“hole in the wall” (122 reviews)
“low tide” (89 reviews)
“tide pools” (71 reviews)
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Olympic National Park, WA
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"huge driftwood"
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"the north end"
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"bald eagles"
in 12 reviews
"keep an eye"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Love going here and walking on the beach. Beautiful views. Tons of old drift wood trees. There are trails into the woods. Beautiful drive to get here and parking and usage if free.

Thank Isabel L
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Coming from the Chicago area, when you stumble upon free parking you celebrate it! When it's at a beach like nothing I'm used to in IL, you take in all that you can! Pack a lunch, maybe a hiking stick, camera, water shoes and pants...More

Thank JulieBVO
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I snagged wilderness camping permits for two nights (Thur & Fri) on Rialto Beach on the last week of July. $16 per night with a bear canister rental thrown in by the Park Service. Camping is allowed north of Ellen Creek, just...More

Thank talkinghorse55
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Reviewed 1 week ago

**I apologize if this is a repeat, I was certain I reviewed but TA says I only rated** Bring a camera, wear shoes that you comfortably walk over small rocks with and be prepared to be in awe of how beautiful it is. For me,...More

Thank Catie I
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Reviewed 1 week ago

great if lengthy hike through the forest, plus some elvation up and down, but then splendid sunset, and an amazing lot of driftwood of all sizes and forms; nice to photograph and possibly take some with you (if weight allows)

Thank Matt P
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a nice visit to this beach. It was very clear out the day we visited so I was hopeful but as we turned the last couple curves into the beach the fog appeared. It was still a great beach to check out. Two...More

1  Thank theahartfamily
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rialto Beach was almost an afterthought in our itinerary, but I'm so glad we went because it just blew me away. Powerful, wild, and a bit eerie, its beauty is hard to put into words. I am busy figuring out when I can return -...More

1  Thank Julia G
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Go at low tide. Great walk to hole in the wall. Good variety of sea stars. Lower density than second beach.

Thank 44joanne
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This stretch of beach was such a magnificent surprise ! The beauty of this place is breathtaking ! The mist in the distance over the top of the haystacks was absolutely magical. The water was crashing on the shore, but warmer than I had expected....More

Thank Suzanne J
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We got to the beach early and hiked out to Hole-in-the-Wall (short 1.5 my walk north along the beach) to get to the arch at peak of low tide. Spent a good amount of time exploring the beach area and ride pools there. Loved it!...More

1  Thank Patti S
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dancer3361
26 July 2018|
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Response from Papacito62 | Reviewed this property |
Sandals will be fine, but once you get to the beach, barefoot is best.. the beach is pretty clean and nice to walk on.
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Brithoward13
18 June 2018|
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Response from Papacito62 | Reviewed this property |
Actually it’s more of a walk than a hike, about 10th of a mile and 50ft down in elevation. Keep in mind the geography of the beach changes dramatically due to storm surges. The last time I was there you did have to scramble... More
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alicia w
28 May 2018|
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Response from theSwurleys | Reviewed this property |
hello - high tides and low tides happen twice every 24 hours and are determined by the sun, moon, gravity and tidal force, and, for this reason, vary daily - so...find a tide chart for this year online to get precise... More
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