Tillicum Beach Campground is popular for many reasons, but the number one and most obvious is its location right on the beach. Campers are lulled to sleep by the sound of the ocean waves, then wake to sweeping views of the Pacific. The campground offers an ideal location for whale watching.
Most campsites have beachfront views, and sunsets are not to be missed. Surfing, swimming and playing in the sand are the campgrounds most popular activities.
The coastal campground lies a couple miles south of where the Alsea River meets the Pacific Ocean. Tillicum is perfectly perched on the sandy beach yet it still offers some shade. The campground offers views of both the ocean and the Coastal Range.
Campers enjoy Tillicum for its expansive sandy beach. Surfers and swimmers play in the waves just off-shore. Children love building sandcastles on the beach.
Walking along the beach is a great way to explore the area. Cape Perpetua is 6 miles south, where visitors can wander through old-growth Sitka spruce, experience the crashing surf, investigate tide pools, whale watch or take a guided hike.
Waldport, just 4 miles north, provides access to fishing, crabbing, clamming and shrimping in the Alsea Bay and River.
The campground offers several single-family campsites, a few of which have both electric and water hookups. Sites with hookups are not on the waterfront. Due to the campgrounds popularity, its a good idea to make reservations in advance.
Each site is equipped with a picnic table and campfire ring. Flush toilets and drinking water are provided but there are no showers.
The Rock Creek Wilderness Area, within the Siuslaw National Forest off Coastal Highway 101, encompasses about 7,500 acres. The area is comprised of a dense coniferous rainforest, where bigleaf maple and red alder trees line the creeks, and rhododendrons dot the forest floor.
Marys Peak is the highest point in Oregons Coast Range and has been designed a Scenic Botanical Area because of its rich, unique scenery and plants.
I camped here 2 nights at the end of my bicycle trip down the Oregon coast (wanted to continue but had to get back to work) I had reserved the site >1 month in advance through the app (Recreation.gov) and hoped it would be a good tent site. It was pretty good but we had to get creative to find room for our 2 small tents. The campground seems more geared to mostly campers and RVs, but there are a lot of sites with good space for tents too. I highly recommend this campground and wish it was closer to my home because I want to go back again!!
Loved this campground.
You can walk right onto the beach from the campground. There are Pull-thru and tent sites. Pet are also allowed here. There are some recreation trails close by. The restrooms are always clean. They have both 30 and 50 amp hookups for the RV camper . I would recommend that you reserve a site during the high season. It is a popular campground without all the extra 'fluff'.
We absolutely love it here. Quiet, rustic, great views, great hosts. There are plenty of first come first serve and take a short walk to stairs right to the beach.
Located just south of Waldport in the slightly less crowded part of the coast. The park is located on the west side of Hwy. 101 above the ocean frontage. Several sites are parallel parking spaces facing the ocean with a green lawn and picnic table. The remaining sites are placed in a coastal forest. Some sites have electricity. Central bath/ shower/water. Most sites are paved but very few are level. Bring your blocks. Only a few sites good for big rigs.
Small size, great views and good beach access. Plus there are two small towns located nearby for exploration, dining or supplies. Some sites set aside for “first come.” Typical site $26, seniors with Federal pass $13.
I love this campground! It has beach access and the sites while some are different sizes are very nice. It has clean bathrooms and drive in spots.
Ranger Review: Eclipse Sun Protection at Tillicum Beach Campground
The Tillicum Beach Campground in Yachats, Oregon is a part of the Siuslaw National Forest. It has amazing spots overlooking the ocean and unbeatable beach access. Some of the spots closest to the ocean even have cool tree canopy covered picnic and tent areas with openings like windows (see photo). Rates are between $23-$30 per night. The campsites along the waterfront go quickly so, I recommend booking when spots are released (rolling 6mos).
None of the waterfront sites have hookups and only a handful of the inland sites have hookups. There are restrooms and water but no showers. Each site has a fire ring and most have picnic tables. The vast beach makes it perfect for walking/running, building sand castles, fishing, and whale watching.
Top reasons I love this campground:
- Awesome tree covered nooks overlooking the ocean.
- Easy access to the beach.
- Great for whale watching.
- Nice size campground - not too large.
As a Ranger for the Dyrt, I get to test products. At this campground, I tested the Eclipse Equinox Hoodie Cover Up. I love the idea of having a portable and compact piece of UPF 50+ clothing that I can put in my backpack or purse instead of a having to lather up with sunscreen. The sides open for ventilation and the front pocket becomes a self-storage pouch. It’s lightweight, quick drying, soft, and the special fabric doesn’t have chemicals!! There’s even a hidden pocket designed for your phone or keys. It features a finger loop so even the top of your hands stay protected.
The stowage carry pouch is great for traveling! It's small, lightweight, and portable. The carabiner makes it easily attach it to anything! Clip it to your backpack or put it in your purse.
My 6-year-old daughter liked wearing the kids sun poncho and I enjoyed knowing that she was protected from the sun without having to slather her body in sunscreen!
- Unbeatable sun protection (blocks 98% of UVA and UVB rays wet or dry).
- No chemicals
- Quick drying
- I found both the adult and youth hoods a bit short. The kids sun poncho (for kids 4-7) was too short for my 6-year-old.
- Could be a bit more stylish.
Overall, I give the sun protective clothing 4 stars and think its a fabulous alternative to chemical filled sunscreen
We stumbled upon this gem driving drown the coast. We prefer to boondocks but couldn't find much. Reservations fill up fast but we scored because they had multiple walk in sites still open.
Our 30ft 5th wheel fit easily but the roads in the campground are a little snug. They offer both water/electric sites and dry. Oceanfront are dry only. We had a w/e site and were only 93 steps to the sand. Beautiful beach, very private and quite. The dogs were able to run free safely away from traffic.
Campground does have bathrooms but no showers or dump station. Dry sites were $26. W/E were $33.
Hosts were helpful and very friendly! We loved this campground and will definitely stay again if we're in the area.
Our campsite was amazing! Right next to the beach and fully covered by trees, perfect for hammocks and so private.
We stayed at Tillicum Beach campground over Memorial day weekend. We ended up getting lucky and snagging a walk in RV spot. The campsite was large and had a wonderful view of the beach. The sound of the waves crashing at night was one of my favorite things about this campground. Having access to the beach was also a major plus. We will definitely be back!