Pacific Beach State Park RV & Campground Guide
It's all about the ocean at Pacific Beach State Park in western Washington. The 17-acre camping park includes 2,300 feet of shoreline on the wild Pacific Ocean. It is located in the community of Pacific Beach, which is between Moclips and Seabrook on the Olympic Peninsula. That's due west of Tacoma as the crow flies. You can expect wind and rain, as you would most places on the Pacific Northwest coastline, with an average rainfall of 106 inches. The wide, flat beach is perfect for people and pups to take a walk while admiring the awesome power of the mighty Pacific Ocean.
RV Resorts & Campsites in Pacific Beach State Park
If you want to spend time enjoying the Pacific coast in Washington, you can't beat traveling in an RV. If you don't have your own RV, you can easily rent one from RVshare.
Pacific Beach State Park Campground
Pacific Beach State Park Campground has a number of spots that are right on the beach. It offers 41 partial hookup sites that are back-in only. While no campfires or portable fire pits are allowed in the campground area, you are allowed to have a small fire on the beach. For your convenience, this campground does have a dump station and fresh water to refill your holding tanks. Nightly rates for partial hookup sites start at $30 during winter and $35 during peak season.
Driftwood RV Resort and Campground
Located eight miles south of Pacific Beach, Driftwood RV Resort and Campground offers 70-foot pull-through sites and 60-foot back-in sites, all with full hookups. Rates start at $45/night, and they have discounted monthly rates. This pet-friendly campground offers cable TV and Wi-Fi, and firewood is included in the nightly rate.
Ocean Mist RV Resort
If you're looking for an RV campground with lots of amenities, check out Ocean Mist RV Resort. This campground in Ocean City boasts 400 feet of ocean-front property and is surrounded by old-growth evergreens. Ocean Mist RV Resort is part of the KM Resorts membership club, and with a membership, sites are only $10/night. At the resort, you'll find basketball, pickleball, and a playground, as well as a clubhouse that hosts numerous activities throughout the year.
For a family- and pet-friendly campground, head to Tidelands Campgrounds in Copalis Beach. It offers full and partial hookup sites. Here, you can enjoy direct beach access and coin-operated showers. Facilities include basketball and volleyball courts, horseshoes pits, a playground, and a merry-go-round. Rates for full hookups starts at $40/night and $35/night for electricity only sites.
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What to Do at
Pacific Beach State Park
Inside Pacific Beach State Park
The primary attractions at this state park are the secluded location and the dramatic backdrop of the Pacific Ocean. The crisp air is refreshing and relaxing while you are beachcombing, and you'll want to keep an eye out for the sand dollars that often litter the beach. Kite-flying is a popular activity, and many will enjoy just hanging out around a campfire on the sand. Digging for clams is permitted seasonally, and while the strong rip currents and drift logs can pose a hazard, you are allowed to swim, kayak, and fish in the surf. The park offers eight unsheltered picnic tables for day visitors on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Outside Pacific Beach State Park
This Washington coastline offers a wide variety of things to do, whether you're looking for educational activities or just pure entertainment. Many restaurants offer loads of fresh seafood options, or you can try to catch your own dinner of clams (seasonally) or fish. You'll also find several quirky shops and places to stop along Washington Highway 109.
Ocean Crest Resort Restaurant specializes in Pacific Northwest cuisine and strives to use the freshest ingredients. They're open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Many of their items have a fresh seafood twist, such as Dungeness crab pancakes and Dungeness crab benedict for breakfast. Dinner entrees include Huckleberry Teriyaki Halibut and Rainforest Thinguine, which is pasta tossed with Huckleberry Marinara and topped with Roosevelt Elk Meatballs. Vegetarian options are also available
Type: American, Seafood
Location: 4651 State Rt 109, Moclips, WA
Northwest artisanal ingredients on a classic, Italian brick-oven pizza is the main event at Frontager's Pizza Co. Antipasti options include warm marinated olives and roasted seasonal vegetables. In addition to your traditional favorites, pizza options include locally foraged mushrooms, heirloom tomatoes, eggs, potatoes, prosciutto, and cured speck. Also included on the menu are Stromboli, calzones, and desserts.
Type: Italian, Pizza
Location: 21 Seabrook Avenue, Pacific Beach, WA
You'll find not only fine food, but also breathtaking views at Koko's Restaurant & Tequila Bar. Some specialties include Koko's kale salad with mango and strawberries, Ahi tostadas, and Salvadoran enchiladas. You'll also find vegetarian options and offerings from the full bar, including several varieties of margaritas.
Type: Mexican, Salvadoran, South American
Location: 5 W Myrtle Ln, Pacific Beach, WA
Front Street Market serves breakfast and lunch. In addition to a wide selection of espresso drinks, Italian sodas, and smoothies, you'll find breakfast sandwiches, breakfast burritos, and a selection of hearty sandwiches for lunch, including vegetarian options.
Location: 5 W Myrtle Ln, Pacific Beach, WA
At Sandphifer Gallery, you'll find pieces created by Karin Phifer, who owns the gallery. Many of the colored drawings are ocean-related, featuring whimsical drawings of fish and other sea creatures, birds, dogs, and exotic and farm animals.
Location: 102 1st St N, Pacific Beach, WA
You can easily find Sharky's in Ocean Shores; just look for the giant megalodon mouth that encompasses the front door. Inside, you'll find tons of shark-themed items such as t-shirts with shark puns, fun shark-design towels, and other souvenirs. Don't forget to stock up on saltwater taffy.
Location: 695 Ocean Shores Blvd, Ocean Shores, WA
Ocean City Marketplace showcases affordable chainsaw art and heavy welded fire rings, all made by local artists. You'll also find folk art, firewood, and assorted treasure as you browse the aisles.
Location: 2619 State Route 109, Ocean City, WA
At Quinault Beach Resort and Casino, you can play Vegas-style slot machines and table games. You can also indulge in a spa treatment while visiting the resort.
Location: 78 St. Rt. 115, Ocean Shores, WA
The mission at Coastal Interpretive Center is to educate the public about the natural and cultural history of Washington's Pacific Coast. This free interpretive center has been around since 1977, and it offers hands-on indoor and outdoor exhibits as well as the Glimpses Lecture Series. Be sure to check out the gift shop, Damon's Outpost Bookstore. You'll find postcards, handmade bookmarks, artwork, and much more.
Location: 1033 Catala Ave SE Corner of Catala Ave and Discovery Ave., Ocean Shores, WA
Grays Harbor Lighthouse is the tallest lighthouse in the state of Washington, measuring 107 feet tall. The lighthouse was built in 1898 and later moved to a higher location. Visitors can climb the 135 steps that lead up to the lantern room via the original, forged cast-iron staircase. The lighthouse still uses the original 3rd order clamshell-shaped Fresnel lens that was built in Paris, France, in 1895.
Location: 1020 W Ocean Ave, Westport WA
How to Get to
Pacific Beach State Park
If you are coming from the south along Interstate 5, you'll take Exit 88 toward Tenino and turn left onto US-12 W/Old Hwy 99 SW. Follow US-12 to US-101N until you reach Ocean Beach Road. From the north on I-5, take Exit 104 US-101 N, WA-8 W, and US-12 W, which will take you to Ocean Beach Rd. From either direction, turn left onto Ocean Beach Road and take that to Pacific Beach, where you'll turn left onto 2nd St S.
Entering Pacific Beach State Park
The summer hours for Pacific Beach State Park are from 6 a.m. to dusk. Winter hours are from 8 a.m. until dusk. Please obtain your Discover Pass before arrival as there is not an automated pay station on-site.
Single Day Discover Pass : $10
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