12 things to do before you’re 12 on Olympic Peninsula- Part 4

See the Pacific Ocean from a Ruby Beach or Find Some Perfect Skipping Stones Olympic Peninsula's Ruby Beach with a meandering creek, dramatic sea stacks, and drift logs is named for its sometimes garnet-colored sand. Witness this phenomenon especially near sunset. A gold mining operation was located here in the early 1900s. Olympic National Park protects over 73 miles of the some of the most primitive natural coastline in the 48 contiguous United States. The views of ocean, cliffs, headlands, islands and sea stacks, coupled with the dramatic changing sea, provide a unique wilderness experience. Most of the coast can only be accessed by foot. Rialto Beach and Kalaloch beaches, including Ruby Beach, are accessible by road. You’ll find prefect skipping stones at Rialto Beach near La Push. 10. Pacific Coast Beaches, Olympic National Park, Ruby Beach:  http://www.nps.gov/olym/planyourvisit/visiting-kalaloch-and-ruby-beach.htm  

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