We had the itch and wanted to head to the coast for some fresh ocean air. Like a lot of people from Washington, I’d been to Ocean Shores a number of times. I’d always had fun there but this time was looking for something different.
We ended up getting two brand new experiences. First we chose Pacific Beach State Park, a place I’d never been, then we reserved two nights in one of the new yurts that Washington State Parks has installed at several of their properties.
I’ll do a post about our yurt excursion later (known in our family as our “yurtscursion”), back to Pacific Beach State Park.
This is a small park for a state park, mainly consisting of RV-friendly spaces. Some very cool spaces are there too that are literally right next to the beach. Most of the spaces are close to each other and there is very little in the form of trees and bushes. It has a very relaxed feel to it though and seems to attract a friendly sort of traveler.
The real draw to Pacific Beach State Park though is the beach. It doesn’t matter what spot you have you’re never more than two minutes from the sand. And being at the beach is all about being out on the beach, right? The beach there is great for wading, beachcombing, kite flying, sandcastle building, and more.
The surrounding area has a lot to offer too, with a drive in beach just a mile or so north. You can drive out on the sand from there all the way to Moclips, a couple miles north. Moclips is also home to the Museum of the North Beach which can be a fun and educational visit. Back in Pacific Beach you’ll find a couple of motel/vacation rental/cottage option if the state park isn’t for you. There’s also the Windjammer Restaurant out on a nearby naval facility, a couple of small grocery/convenient stores, a kite shop, and a bakery.
With the experience we had, I can’t possibly recommend Pacific Beach State Park more highly.