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.
This is a sea stack with hole in it.
The hole turns this sea stack into a rock with a view.
If you continue down the beach there is a series of shallow caves covered in green algae.
Outside the caves, looking in.
Inside the caves, looking out.
Driftwood embedded with beach pebbles.
The beach is a mix of smoothly rounded pebbles and sand. Here is a family of beach pebbles.
Test Road Trip to the Olympic Peninsula
- Planning a Road Trip: Old Ways Vs. New Ways
- A Lunch Stop in Anacortes
- A Deception Pass Boat Trip & Whale Watching
- Washington State Parks on Whidbey Island
- On the Ferry to Port Townsend
- Port Townsend
- Sequim Lavender Fields
- A Hike up Hurricane Ridge
- Marymere Falls
- The Hall of Mosses Trail in the Hoh Rain Forest
- Ruby Beach
- Ocean Shores: Steamers and Strange Blue Jellyfish