Ruby Beach, Washington
It’s difficult to find a coastline more photogenic than Ruby Beach, located 26 miles south of the town of Forks. One of the best high views of Ruby Beach can be seen from the edge of the parking lot. From there, it’s a quarter-mile walk down the trail to the beach. Cedar Creek fills with spring run-off and blocks access to the north end of the beach after heavy rains. The south end of Ruby Beach offers views of the lighthouse on Destruction Island, four miles offshore. Small stone cobbles cover Ruby Beach. From the size of a penny to 6-8 inches across, they make fascinating patterns for a creative photographer. A large photo mural of these stones cover the walls of a McDonald’s in Hoquiam, a city farther down this coast.
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Notes and images from Bob Hitchman.