We’ve spent the past two glorious days camping just 2 miles down the road from fabulous Rialto Beach.
The first day we arrived at Mora Campground mid-afternoon and after settling in took the short drive down to the beach. Even though the sun was shinning in a bright blue sky when we left the campground, the beach was covered with thick fog and the wind was howling. No matter, we still enjoyed wandering down the shore, marveling at the frozen in time “ghost” trees at the edge of the forest and watching Phin excitedly prance around on the rocky beach.
Rialto beach is best enjoyed at low tide. If you go at high tide you have to walk far up on the shore among the driftwood which can be rather precarious, not to mention dangerous. You also miss out on exploring famous Hole-in-the-Wall rock, as well as the tide pools.
After consulting the handy tide chart posted at the check in station at our campground we learned that low tide for Monday was around 7:30 in the morning or 7:30 at night. Sunset is supposed to be gorgeous on the beach so after dinner we headed down to take a longer stroll. This time we got lucky and the sky was clear and blue with not a hint of fog anywhere.
By the time we walked the mile and half down to Hole-in-the-Wall rock the sun was low in the sky making the towering sea stacks look even more dramatic.
We’ve greatly enjoyed this picturesque beach and all it has to offer. Today we’re heading over the to Hoh Rainforest for a little exploration. We’ll be back at the beach tomorrow though as we head down the coast to check out Ruby beach and spend a few nights in Ocean Shores.