Campsites: There are a few campsites off the beach in the forest but most camping is on the beach above high tide. During summer, camping space can be scarce! This is some of the best beach camping Washington has to offer.
Toilet Facilities: Pit toilet where the trail meets the beach.
Water Source: Most coastal water sources have a tea-stained appearance. The light tan color originates from tannin leached from leaves. Cryptosporidium and giardia exist in coastal lakes, streams, and rivers. Always filter or boil water. Iodine is ineffective against cryptosporidium.
Permits/Reservations: Obtain permits at the WIC in Port Angeles or the South Shore Lake Quinault Ranger Station. No reservations for South Coast.
Group Size Restrictions: Groups are limited to no more than 12 people. Associated groups of more than 12 must camp and travel at least 1 mile apart and may not combine at any time into a group of more than 12.
This campground is a little harder to get to, but in the end is 1000% worth it! It is so beautiful and peaceful! Will definitely be going back!
you could almost bring a wagon on wheels to the campsite the 1.5 mile entry way is so flat and well maintained thru a beautiful high forest.. except the last 15 min descent. There where maybe 10 additional tents on the beach, I understand thats pretty common, which just makes for awkward bathroom breaks. We had hoped to hike well beyond 3rd beach but the rainy conditions all evening and in the morning made us change our plans. Soaking camp gear in the sand is no picnic. We did see a few bald eagles and marine life at low tide. The high tide line goes pretty high up which can be a bit spooky if you wake up to it in the middle of the night, so stay close to the hill!