Washington State's Coastline Campsites

by Harmoni Akao 10/11/2020

Camping to get away from the stresses of daily life can be calming and rejuvenating. Experienced or novice you can find and enjoy many kinds of camping spots in Washington state. It is, after all, The Evergreen State. You have the mountains, Eastern Washington plateau, the Columbia River and many other terrains to choose from. Washington also boasts a large volume of coastline to discover both near the ocean and along the Puget Sound. So, grab your tent and sleeping bag and make your way along the many available camping grounds.

Camping at Salt Creek

Just west of Port Angeles in Clallam County you will find Salt Creek recreational area. Salt Creek has 90 campsites, and 72 have a water view. Here you will also find Tongue Point Marine Life Sanctuary and Camp Hayden Gun Placements. The campgrounds are open year-round and are a self-register park. If you are interested, there is an opportunity to be a Park Host, and you can call the park manager for more information or go to the Clallum Parks' website. The camping fees are for either standard or utility sites and can be found on the website. There are shower facilities that are coin operated, so make sure you have some change handy. Reservations can be made starting January first for February through October of the same year. The campsites jet out into the sound Crescent Bay on the West and Strait of Juan De Fuca on the East.

Camping at First Beach

Another coastal camping spot to visit is along the Washington coastline that runs along the Pacific Ocean, First Beach sitting within the Quileute Reservation. Just off the US-101, past La Push WA, you will find the Quileute Oceanside Resort. The resort has plenty of different types of accommodations, and reservations are recommended. Tent campers have two options; there are six sites within the RV park and 20 tucked into the trees along the beach itself. Camping fees range from $18-25 depending on what time of year. There is a two-vehicle maximum per campsite. Since this is tribal grounds, there are a few policies in place to preserve and ensure the respect of the history and traditions of the Quileute Tribe.

Next time you plan a camping trip, check into these two beautiful coastal campsite options.
About the Author

Harmoni Akao

A recent transplant from Honolulu, Hawaii, Harmoni is a small business owner turned real estate agent. Her focus is on single-family and small multi-family investment opportunities in Santa Cruz county. Harmoni promotes real estate ownership as a means to a better life- whether it’s an investment in your own primary residence or an investment in cash flowing rental properties. Harmoni is also a licensed agent in Hawaii with extensive knowledge of the East Honolulu and the Waikiki rental markets.

Harmoni’s educational background includes a Japan-focused MBA from ShidlerCollege of Business at the University of Hawaii, undergraduate degrees in Business Administration and Japanese from Pacific University in Oregon and a one-year study abroad program in Osaka, Japan. She owned and operated her own international student housing company in Honolulu for eight years prior to moving to Santa Cruz. Travel, yoga and listening to podcasts are her favorite pastimes in addition to spending time with her husband and two children.