We happened upon Ecola State Park on our drive in our motorhome down from British Columbia and through Washington State to Oregon. So we decided to stop for lunch and were so glad we did. Before preparing lunch we decided to walk out onto the beach. This is one of the most amazing beaches we've ever visited. Happily, the tide was out and the tide pools were lush with every color of starfish imaginable and lots of other incredible sealife. There's lots of room for kids to run on the beach and so much to look at. If you visit, be sure to take lots of pictures. We will definitely visit Ecola State Park again!