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“ruby beach”(36 reviews)
A 454-mile drive through Olympic National Park.
Olympic National Park, WA
+1 360-565-3130
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Reviewed 9 November 2018

We did not do the whole drive, but started at Quirinal around to Port Angles. Lots of nice scenery and you go slow enough to enjoy it. Stopped at Kalaloch and had our picnic lunch overlooking the ocean. Make sure you know where the rest...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Richard R
Reviewed 7 October 2018

We drove from Port Angeles to Ocean Shores and it took us about 4 hours. The scenery is lovely. Take your time but don't get lost like we did looking for a rest area. Be sure to pull off and enjoy the views.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Calirose757
Reviewed 29 September 2018

We drove clockwise, starting from Quinault, staying two nights and three days. I wish I had one more day. Lake Quinault was quiet in mid September, but still a good place for families. A few hours in the rain forest is time well spent. Driving...More

Date of experience: September 2018
4  Thank mishywishy2016
Reviewed 27 September 2018

This drive is as beautiful as it is varied. The coastline is rugged and pretty and the lakes are stunning. We would particularly recommend stopping at Ruby Beach, Lake Quinault, Lake Crescent and Hurricane Ridge for some spectacular scenery and excellent access to hiking.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Westend100
Reviewed 25 September 2018

Driving south on the Olympic Loop Road toward Quinault, we were reluctant to leave the shore and ocean behind. When we saw the sign for Beach 3, we decided to take one last look. There is a small pull-out; no real parking lot. The beach...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank MikeB1952
Reviewed 24 August 2018

You can't drive through the park, you actually have to drive to one of the entrances, do what you want in that section, then drive out to the loop road to get to the next section. Make sure to check in at the visitor center...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank LPLoveToTravel
Reviewed 14 August 2018

Olympic NP is set up a little differently from other NPs I've been to. You have to go in one entrance, see whatever's there, then exit, and drive the loop to another entrance, see what's there, etc. It's beautiful, and well-cared-for, but it involves a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
4  Thank KLWK
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Understandably at this time of year roads are being repaired on the loop drive. Waits can be 30 minutes, but the drive is spectacular. Just plan extra time. All pullouts are closed for the season while road repairs are being made.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank jbwhitehouse
Reviewed 18 June 2018

We were so glad we decided to stay over two nights on the peninsula. We drove up from Olympia on the east side. Not much on that side. We stayed one night in Port Angeles at the Olympia Lodge (highly recommend ). Did the Hurricane...More

Date of experience: June 2018
8  Thank Mom06756
Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

Do much to see. Well worth the trip. I enjoyed seeing the different views of the mountains. I would recommend if you have the time

Date of experience: June 2018
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25 July 2018|
Response from Mom06756 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, we did the loop in about 2 1/2 days but regret not having stayed longer. We made Olympia our base, but drove one day up the East coast to Port Angeles. We stayed at the Olympia Lodge which was very nice. We regret not... More
18 August 2017|
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Response from will10040 | Reviewed this property |
Oh yea Ruby beach a must