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“Great beach, no cars, bring your discover pass”

Pacific Beach State Park
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Olympia, WA
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139 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Great beach, no cars, bring your discover pass”
Reviewed July 20, 2014

This state park is a beautiful sandy beach and cars are prohibited from the beach. You do need a discover pass to park in the parking lot and there's a short trail to the beach. There are restrooms close by, and showers. The town of Pacific Beach is small, with a couple of mini marts, gas, a few souvenir shops, a coffee shop and a bakery. There are also camping/RV options, but we just did a day trip. It was 63 degrees in Pacific Beach when it was 90 degrees in Olympia--that was fine with us, but check the weather when you go. Ocean beaches can be much colder than inland. If you want Ocean Shores type view and sand without cars, horses and tons of tourists, this is your spot. If you don't have a discover pass, you can pay a day use fee--I'm sure people park in town and walk down to the beach, but our fees support our great state parks.

Visited July 2014
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Grass Valley, California
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5 reviews
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“Camp host gone!”
Reviewed June 30, 2014

Beautiful beach, great beach combing, and wildlife viewing. Unfortunately though, we went expecting to stay in a yurt, which was available, even though we did not reserve it. But because the camp host was nowhere to be seen and not even on site when we rolled in ( not late) we could not stay. We were forced to look for other accommodations.

Visited June 2014
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Shelton, Washington
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great Winter Escape”
Reviewed March 2, 2014 via mobile

Great place to go during the winter. Clean facilities and you are right on the beach! Get's crowded during the summer so beware.

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Seattle, Washington
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144 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“clean beautiful beach”
Reviewed December 11, 2013

We came in the winter. While it was 20 degrees outside, the beach was magnificent. Lots of wildlife to enjoy.

Visited December 2013
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Camano Island, WA
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Can't Wait to Stay Here”
Reviewed September 27, 2013

We're really looking forward to camping at this small state park. It's right on the beach! Water hookups only for RV's but there's a dump station. We were pleased to see a camp host too.

Visited September 2013
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