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“Great beach camping”

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.
Tacoma, Washington, United States
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great beach camping”
Reviewed August 17, 2013

I stayed at a walk-in site at Grayland Beach. This area was extremely quiet and well-covered (and if you forgot anything in your car, it's only a short walk out to retrieve it.) Very close to the beach, just over a ridge and you're there. You can hear the ocean roaring from the campsites as well. Weather can get cold and breezy, so be prepared. Didn't see any firewood for sale inside, so bring your own. Very clean bathrooms and showers for the rest of the sites; the walk-in sites have a vault toilet, which is also kept very clean. Very nice, peaceful, relaxing campground, but it can get very busy. Would highly recommend.

Visited July 2013
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Issaquah, Washington
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184 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Great beach camping but remember you're at the beach.”
Reviewed August 5, 2013 via mobile

The sites are really nice. Location to the beach is perfect. It didn't help that there was a burn ban going on with the weather being cold and wet. That was the only bad part. Well almost the only downside. Sadly a mom lost her life with an accidental drowning which was incredibly sad. I hope the family finds peace after such a tragic event. There was also a rotted beached gray whale that came ashore that was cool and gross as the same time. Restrooms at this spot are the beat I've ever experienced at a campground. If you like sea shells there are a ton. Overall a good experience but be careful of the weather.

Visited August 2013
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Vancouver, Canada
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25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great campground”
Reviewed July 18, 2013

Excellent maintenance of grounds, landscaping. Lots of space, especially for a full-service site. Cement pads surrounded by grassy areas. Dense foliage between the sites - a good thing. Flush toilets. Paved roads. A short walk to the beach. Miles of white, fine sand. A bargain relative to a private campsite and well worth it. Kids loved playing in the waves, but wetsuits might be a good idea; it's freezing.

Visited July 2013
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Seattle, Washington
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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
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77 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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