The whole trip was meant to visit Olympic beaches. These incredible and wildly beautiful places should be visited at least once in the life. And even better, to be camped!
Actually, not a beach. But this place is excellent and so quiet! It’s a longest natural sand spits in the world, with a lighthouse at the end of the way. The trail is 5 miles, and you should take into account the time they close the park.
Makah named it “The beginning of the world.”
The most north western point in the contiguous 48 states is a must visit for everyone who loves Pacific Northwest. The boardwalk trail is pleasant and has 4 or more observation decks.
So actually this is the first beach in the post and veryyyy popular place on Instagram. The popularity is very easy to explain: the rocky drive-to beach with a lot of drift woods and with high stacks, one of which has name “Hole-in-the-Wall. ”
First who we met here were elk. And of course, they weren’t afraid of us.
La Push Beaches
Do you remember I wrote about the popularity of Rialto beach? Forget about it. Stephenie Mayer’s Twilight and the incredible scenery of this stretch of the coast created the touristic wave.
There are three beaches: First, Second, and, you would not believe me, Third beaches.
Easiest accessible first beach is actually within the town borders.
Originally, I had in mind that we will visit the second beach. It requires a short hike, and most of the sources had references that it would be less popular place. I don’t know what they meant as less popular, but not a small parking was completely full. And that was the reason why we drove to the Third Beach.
And as it goes from the name, it’s the most distant from the town and requires the longest hike.
But it was worth every step we made.
The Strawberry Falls easily visible from the beach is another nice surprise.
Sand was hot, weather – sunny, and we didn’t want to leave.
The Ruby beach gets a name from the reddish sand that occasionally gathers there.
Gold mining operation was located here in the early 1900s.
And so the Ruby Beach. The must-see in the Olympic National Park and all visitors know it 🙂
Dramatic sea stacks drift logs will meet you and lead to the rocks. There were so many things to explore, each rock, each angle of the view.
And I wish we would have it for only us 🙂
Kalaloch First Beach
We had a time before sunset, and not a short drive to the hotel. And the sign to Kalaloch beach was so friendly. What a surprise was for me to see the almost empty parking lot there after the whole day of searching the spot!
Pebble beach looked similar to the Ruby (of course without high stacks) but with tidal pools.