Rialto Beach

Rialto Beach is one of the most popular beaches on the Olympic Peninsula. It is easily accessible by car,The road to Rialto and has several picnic sites with tables and campfire pits, restrooms and running water.Rialto Beach

The 1.5 mile hike to Hole-in-the-Wall (3 miles round-trip) is an amazing walk past piles of giant drift logs, a freshwater creek and tidepools at low tide. The starfish, crabs and eagles are just a few examples of the wildlife on this rugged northwest beach.

This is a great beach all year long. During the summer months visitors enjoy long walks along the beach and hotdogs over the campfire. In the winter it is a great place to go storm watching. You don't have to walk more than a few hundred feet to witness the crashing waves and drift logs being tossed in the surf.

Beach hikers and thier dogs, contributed by losttrekker from Flickr

Wading in the waves at Rialto, contributed by Kevin Hinchen

Seagull on the rocks at sunset, contributed by Deanna DeMatties

Hole-in-the-Wall, conributed by Brockzilla from FlickrRialto Beach waves, contributed by Deanna DeMatteis

Cake Island sunset contributed by Deanna DeMatteisRialto sunset contributed by Kevin Hinchen