Washington October 09, 2016
9 Spectacular Spots In Washington Where You Can Camp Right On The Beach
Are you not quite ready to be done with camping season in Washington? You’re in luck – October and early November tend to be pretty mellow on the coast, though you might have to dress in extra layers and pack your poncho and rainboots. But as the peak season for camping ends, our most beautiful beachside campsites become quieter and more easily accessible. These spots are spectacular for beach camping.
1. Pacific Beach State Park, Grays Harbor County
Pacific Beach State Park is a 10-acre camping park with 2,300 feet of beautiful ocean shoreline. It has 18 standard sites, 42 utility sites and two yurts. 22 of the campsites are right on the waterfront.
2. Scenic Beach State Park, Seabeck
This 88-acre stretch of saltwater beach sits on the beautiful Hood Canal. Known for its stunning views of the Olympic Mountains, there are 52 tent spaces and even a group campsite available here.
3. Birch Bay State Park
Located in a quiet community north of Bellingham, Birch Bay State Park has 8,255 feet of shoreline and panoramic views of the Cascades. Camping is allowed all year, though some campsites do close for the winter.
4. Blake Island Marine State Park
If you want to get away from it all, go camping on Blake Island. It’s only reachable by private boat or tour boat, and although the water is turned off during winter months, you can camp there all year.
5. Second Beach, La Push
The beaches of La Push (First, Second and Third) are all magical. Second Beach is the most popular place to camp due to its accessibility, but now that summer is over you won’t see as much of a crowd.
6. Matia Island State Park, Friday Harbor
Located on the shoreline of the Strait of Georgia, the island of Friday Harbor is part of the San Juan National Wildlife Refuge. There are six primitive, quiet and beautiful campsites in the park.
7. Joemma Beach State Park, Longbranch
This quiet state park has some amazing views, and it also has 19 primitive campsites for enjoying those views to the fullest.
8. Camano Island State Park
Camano Island State Park is a 173-acre camping park with 6,700 feet of rocky shoreline and beach. You’ll enjoy the sweeping views of Puget Sound from your choice of 88 waterfront campsites.
9. Ocean City State Park, Hoquiam
Want to sleep near the waves on your next beach getaway? Ocean City State Park is a waterfront park near Aberdeen and Ocean Shores with over 150 campsites to choose from, including two group campsites.
With so many beautiful waterfront sites to choose from, it’s no wonder camping is so popular in Washington. Here are some other great places to set up camp.