There are two excellent lighthouses, Waikiki beach, and the north jetti of the Columbia to explore. The longer distance to awesome northern Oregon beaches isn't that bad, and there's the Longbeaxh area near by to check out as well! The little shop near the ranger station has ice cream, and I hear the local pizza place will deliver to your tent for $$$. If you have never tried them before, the yurts are worth it.
Cape Disappointment is a huge campground, taking around 10 minutes of driving through until you finally reach the main entrance of the site. The campground is friendly to tents, trailers, RV's and has both yurts and cabins. Each space is pretty large, and it is enclosed, so even though there are hundreds of sites, there is still quite a bit of privacy. Sites 22-25 are really great. They provide ocean front views and very easy beach access. Near these sites is the amphitheater which offers great night time events.
The bathrooms are single occupant and very clean. The showers are likewise single occupant and take quarters to run.
There are lots of trails that lead to pretty awesome places. My favorite being the North Head Lighthouse. last time we went it was closed for renovations, so check the website or ask the rangers if it is open.
This is a must for camping if your near Longbeach WA. / hint: go when there are minus tides so you can see the cave at Waikiki beach and the tide pools at Beards hollow.
There are signs everywhere telling campers to beware of the raccoons. We got spooked and left early with our family.
Dont forget your bike, walking/hiking shoes, and sand buckets. Cape disappointment has it all! There is so much to do, you will not get bored. You can hike the trails, ride your bikes and walk the beautiful beach! The facilities are well kept and there isn't a bad spot in the whole park.
Chilly and wet, but beautiful, interesting and a very unique experience!
With Long Beach, Astoria, and Seaside all within an hours drive, this campground is a great base camp for exploring the beautiful Pacific coast & learning about its history.
This campground perfectly embodies PNW camping. The ocean is literally a short walk away, you can hike up to the lighthouses that provide incredible views, and the campsites are nice and large. The campground is right outside the touristy town of Longbeach.
Cape Disappointment is a great spot for campers of all kinds. There are RV hook ups, tent sites, hiker/ biker spots, cabins, and yurts. Very easy access to the water as well.
The yurts are your basic state park round dome with sleeping arrangements for up to 5 people. It has a table, chairs, and indoor heat.
Each site has a picnic table and fire ring. There is a park store that has basic essentials and the ability to buy wood.
During the spring, the wind can be pretty intense so beware if you are tent camping.
This is a State run campground that is located right next to the Pacific Coast. We were able to walk from our campsite to the water in less than 5 minutes, and we weren't the closest campsites to the beach. It was lovely to listen to the ocean right from our tents.
Roomy (but not private) tent and rv spots. A great place to bring kids. Bathrooms are clean.