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Ruby Beach & Kalaloch

On the Pacific coast, narrow strips of Olympic National Park have miles of scenic beaches, with driftwood logs and pebbles worn smooth by the sea. Not swimming beaches, weirdly-shaped rocks and waves rolling in will inspire kid's imaginations.
Tip: Even in summer, days can be misty and cool at the coast, bring clothes to stay warm.
    Ruby Beach – This is a stunning beach for its “sea stacks,” weather-beaten pillars of rock jutting from beneath the waves, ancient sentinels maintaining an eternal watch.
      It’s a short hike through the woods down the beach, where kids can build driftwood forts, pile up beach stones, and sit on a log to have lunch.
    Kalaloch – Go to Kalaloch Beach, a wide, smooth sandy beach, where a creek flows into the sea, and driftwood logs piled hither and yon.
      Beach 4 at Kalaloch is the place to explore tide pools with sea stars and sea anemones (check the tide tables so you’ll be at the beach at low tide).
    Whale watching – From the bluffs above Kalaloch beaches, bring your binoculars, and look for migrating gray whales, April and May (May is the best month).
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