So Saturday we decided to make the three hour drive to Ruby Beach, which is on the Pacific Coast. Since I have a Prius, the trip takes just a bit more than 1/2 a tank of gas, so it’s pretty cheap. The beach is truly a pink-ish colors some days and has a variety of other colors depending on the sun and what sediment is being deposited at the time.
When we visited five and a half years ago, it had a light pink hue to it. This weekend, it was more of a gold color among the darker sands.
We got there as the tide was pretty far out (tides around here can vary up to 14 feet). We were able to take off our shoes and walk in the sand for quite a ways before getting to the water. Water in the Pacific Northwest is COLD. Year-round, it stays in the 45-55 degree range. I’d say this water was probably around 55. Since it was close to 85 outside, the water was bitterly cold when we got in, but it quickly became just refreshing. We only waded up to our knees, though.