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“Nice place, even for non-campers”

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 5 Contributor
76 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Nice place, even for non-campers”
Reviewed September 6, 2013

We stayed in a yurt (site #80) during Labor Day weekend this year and last year in July. It's on the expensive side ($80/night) but since I don't like camping and my husband does, it's a good compromise. The yurt has a twin over full bunkbed and a futon inside, along with a light, heat, an electrical outlet and even a mirror! The bathrooms are SO clean, even the shower. The only downside is that I feel like there was way more trash on the beach this year than last and the usual downfall that there are cars and trucks driving on the beach. Definitely one of the best campgrounds in WA!

Visited September 2013
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Forks, Washington
Level 4 Contributor
49 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Great beach camping”
Reviewed August 27, 2013

This is a State Park offering camping and access to a big sandy beach. I stayed here the weekend before Labor Day and the place was packed.

They have two camping areas. One is right at the back of the beach. There are some typically stunted beach trees around but the sites are mostly open. The other is further from the beach in larger trees. These sites are much more private with vegetation on three sides and many taller trees.

I stayed in the portion of the campground that is away from the beach. My site had good privacy and was well shaded. Electricity (30 amp), water and sewer were provided. The site was long enough for a big RV. There was also level space for a tent. A picnic table and fire ring were provided. I had good Verizon cell and to my surprise, 4G service.

My site was close to Cranberry Beach road and I was afraid when I reserved it that that it would be noisy. It was not. I didn't hear anyone passing at all.

The sites, loops and bathrooms were very clean and well maintained. You will need tokens for the showers. They have to be purchased at the entrance station so plan ahead.

They had a 30 acre fire at on the dunes at Ocean Shores just to the north a week or two ago so don't be surprised that there was a burn ban. It can get dry quickly.

Visited August 2013
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Tacoma, Washington, United States
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 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
Level 6 Contributor
184 reviews
42 attraction reviews
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
Level 4 Contributor
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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