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Rialto Beach and Hole-in-the-Wall Professional Review and Guide
"Rialto Beach is, understandably, one of the most popular stretches of sand in Washington State. The wide and photogenic beach offers excellent wildlife viewing (especially for bald eagles) and beautiful vistas of the vast Pacific Ocean and some scenic nearby islands and pinnacles. It also has easy access via a good paved road. Unlike most other Olympic Coast beaches, you can even bring your dog and let him or her play in the sand. All of this means that solitude seekers probably should head elsewhere, unless they have the ability to visit in the off-season on a weekday. But the rewards of hiking here are many, especially for those who want to visit and even, at low tide, walk through a massive sea arch. It is well worth the relatively short hike and the constant company of other admiring people."
--Douglas Lorain, Top Trails: Olympic National Park and Vicinity (Wilderness Press).
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