Ruby Beach on the Olympic Peninsula, Washington

According to several sources, Ruby Beach was named because of the ruby-like crystals, possibly garnets, that washed up on the beach.

So beach combing on Ruby Beach had me on the lookout for red jewels but I couldn’t find anything precious and valuable.

But in many ways, just wandering along Ruby Beach, the sea stacks rising out of the salt haze, is valuable enough.
Sea Stacks at Ruby Beach in the Olympic National ParkThis is a sea stack with hole in it. 
Sea Stacks at Ruby Beach in the Olympic National Park The hole turns this sea stack into a rock with a view.
Holey Rock at Ruby Beach in the Olympic National Park, Washington If you continue down the beach there is a series of shallow caves covered in green algae.
Caves with Green Seaweed at Ruby Beach in the Olympic National Park, WashingtonOutside the caves, looking in.
Looking into the Cave at Ruby Beach in the Olympic National Park, WashingtonInside the caves, looking out.
Looking out of the Cave at Ruby Beach in the Olympic National Park, Washington Driftwood embedded with beach pebbles.
Stones caught in driftwood at Ruby Beach, Washington The beach is a mix of smoothly rounded pebbles and sand. Here is a family of beach pebbles.
Rock Family at Ruby Beach in the Olympic National Park, Washington

Test Road Trip to the Olympic Peninsula
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