After our trip to the Hoh Rain Forest, we decided to head over to Rialto Beach. Rialto Beach is one of the coastal areas within Olympic National Park, near the town of La Push, Washington, and just north of the mouth of the Quillayute River. The area is the ancestral home of the Quileute Tribe, who still live on a small reservation in La Push.
Rialto Beach is covered with driftwood, from small pieces all the way up to huge driftwood logs. The waves crash onto the beach in this area, making it a perfect place to sit and listen to the sound of the rushing water. It is the sound of a seashell held up to your ear. There is something soothing about the sound of crashing waves, and I found all my worries drifting away as Jon and I sat on a driftwood log and just listened.
It was a gorgeous sunny day, and warm enough that I could take my jacket off! The views are spectacular, from the seastacks in the distance to the driftwood right beneath your feet. This was easily one of my favorite places on our Olympic National Park trip.