Friday, June 3, 2016

The Ocean

Ruby Beach
The coast of Washington State is a beautiful vacation spot that offers many things to see and do for all ages. The remote Peninsula area is beautiful and rocky, but mostly inaccessible. Kalaloch boasts some of the most scenic, pristine, and remote beaches in the country.

We stopped for a stroll on Ruby Beach. 

For thousands of marine species, these coastal waters are a safe haven. The marine environment and offshore islands are protected by three national wildlife refuges and Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary. The refuges manage the islands visible above high tide waters for 135 miles along the coast. Large nesting colonies of birds like common murres and tufted puffins need these rocky outposts.

Kalaloch is one of the most visited areas of Olympic National Park. Kalaloch and Ruby Beach are located on the southwest coast of the Olympic Peninsula. They are accessible directly off of Highway 101.

Sea stacks off the coast of Ruby Beach

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