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Ruby Beach, Washington, USA: Of sea stacks & driftwood
by Prakash Bang, Editor in Chief
The most remarkable feature of Ruby Beach is the unusual set of sea stacks close to the shore as are piles of driftwood on the long stretch of sandy beach. Ruby Beach is located on the west coast of Washington State in the Olympic National Park. This rugged wilderness beach is easily accessible from Highway 101, and is only a 5-minute walk from the parking lot.
We departed Lake Crescent at 1PM to make a brief stop at Forks. This is the town where author Stephanie Meyer based her Twilight book series. The place is also known to be the rainiest town in the contiguous United States. We had some time on hand to explore the timber museum and the visitor center. Those with more time can certainly explore the rain forest and beaches and just maybe, catch a glimpse of a vampire or werewolf!
We had boxed lunch on board as we drove towards Ruby Beach.
Visitors can marvel at the strange rock formations, with conifers clinging precipitously to the edges of their cliffs. These rocks are also a protected refuge for colonies of birds, such as tufted puffins and common murres. The other strikingly beautiful feature of Ruby Beach are the piles of driftwood, characteristic of wild northwestern beaches.
I had an hour for myself to walk the beach. At 4:30 we drove to Kalaloch Lodge that was just about 30 minutes away.
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