Where the forest meets the ocean. This iconic beach within Olympic National Park is home to reddish sand, driftwood structures, rock formations, tide pools teaming with starfish and marine life and an endless horizon. Large nesting colonies of birds such as common murres and tufted puffins live on the stone islands known as sea stacks, just off the shore of this rocky beach. A pristine marine environment, you may even spot whales off the coast, enjoying this protected shoreleine. Visit Ruby Beach to discover the wilderness, the isolation, and the incomparable beauty of the Washington coast.