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“Great summer weekend at Y61”

Grayland Beach State Park
Ranked #1 of 2 things to do in Grayland
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Owner description: This long, sandy beach area is popular for surfing, beachcombing and other activities.
Seattle, Washington
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Great summer weekend at Y61”
Reviewed July 6, 2013

Camping on the Washington coast is always so dependent on the weather, yet staying in a yurt at Grayland Beach State Park definitely takes some of the risk away. The yurts hold 5 people, with a bunk with 1 on top, 2 on bottom, plus a futon that can hold 2. When it is warm (as we had the fortune to have), you can unzip 3 big windows to let the breeze through. When cold, there is an electric heater. Y61 is close to a bathroom with plumbing (with coin-operated showers for those who so desire), and it is on a small loop that is just perfect for kids to ride bikes around and to do a little off-roading in the small sandy-hill-island in the middle. There is also water at the site plus a nice fire ring and picnic table. It is overall a great way to be a bit more rustic while still having the additional shelter and warmth when the weather turns bad.

The beach itself is wonderful - very wide and sandy - although I'm still not used to cars and trucks on the beach. A short drive also gets you to Westport which we always love visiting.

My family has both visited this part for multiple camping weekends as well as stayed multiple times at Westport by the Sea. They're different, and we definitely enjoy both. Friends joined us on this trip, saying in an identical yurt right next to ours, and that was an extra treat.

Visited June 2013
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Redmond, WA
Level 5 Contributor
78 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Very nice park on the beach”
Reviewed June 19, 2013

Although this is on the "beach" don't think it's by the ocean :) After walking to the start of the beach, it's about 1/2 mile to the actual water, so be prepared. The facilities are great and well maintained. The yurts (we stayed in one) are very nice, although not really worth the money they charge per night. One thing to be aware of is that there is a HUGE skylight at the top of the yurt. So, if it gets light early you will get blasted early. And if it stays light late into the evening, you will have light late into the evening. For those who are light sensitive, you might want to bring some eye shades or something.

Visited June 2013
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2 Thank TheREALgregma
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Washington State
Level 6 Contributor
136 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“One of Washington's nicest State Parks”
Reviewed June 18, 2013

This is one of Washington's nicest State Parks for camping. We had site #74 down by the beach - just over the burm from the sand and beach. The beach sites are spacious and pretty private. The roads are nicely paved. The pads are mostly level and paved. The park is clean, the staff are polite and leave you alone and generally, at least down on the beach sites, it was quiet. The bathrooms are clean and modern. The only complaint I have is the showers. The showers are a separate room with a nossle that pretty much wets the whole room - no where dry to stand after a shower. Remember to buy your tokens before trying to shower - $1 buy two tokens - 2 tokens buys 3 minutes of shower. The beaches here are lovely and quiet. There are a bunch of campsite - non utility that are up in the woods if you like camping in the woods. This is a very nice park and we will return here.

Visited June 2013
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Kent, Washington, United States
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“disappointed”
Reviewed May 28, 2013

Did a drive through checked out campsites with and without yurts for the price a state park wants I will stay in a hotel and get all the comforts of home and pay about the same but with warmth and room service

Visited May 2013
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Arlington, Washington
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Clean, lots of trees, but”
Reviewed May 3, 2013

What a wonderful campground. Clean bathrooms, sites are tidy, yet lots of nice trees. Close to the beach. Just one complaint: don't leave your ice chests outside your trailer or they'll be gone in the morning! Several of our party, plus other campers lost everything from their gallon of milk, to their scooters! Would love to come back. Just hope they catch the heathens before we do, or we may not be sleeping through the night ...

Visited April 2013
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