Camping in Ocean Shores

Camping in Ocean Shores
Ocean Shores is a small town on the Washington coast, where you can get a taste of what a real fishing village is like, as well as enjoy all the ocean has to offer. Ocean shores has 23 miles of canals, two fresh water lakes, beaches and great natural areas. Across the bay is the town of Westport, a fishing village where you can watch the fishing fleets arrive and leave daily.

Ocean City State Park

Ocean City State Park is near where the peninsula that houses Ocean Shores begins. It is a relatively small park--170 acres-- but has easy ocean access as well as access to marshes and dunes. It is also a short walk to Ocean Shores.

The park has 149 spaces, most of which are for tents and the camping is primarily primitive. There are 29 sites that have electricity and water. The campground has four restrooms and six showers. Campsites have a picnic table and campfire pit.

Ocean City State Park
148 State Route 115
Hoquiam, WA 98550-9627
(360) 289-3553


Yesterday's RV Park

Yesterday's RV Park is on the beach at Ocean Shores, or just across the dunes. Guests can hear the waves at night. The town of Ocean Shores is also in each reach, making it a convenient location.The campground is on Damon Road in Ocean Shores, though their official address is listed as the next town. The campground has RV sites, as well as tent sites. This is one of the places where you may have a campfire on the beach. There are less than 50 sites. Most have electric and water, and some have water only. Cable TV and WiFi are available at an extra cost.

Yesterdays RV Park
512 Damon Road.
Hoquiam, WA 98550

The Islander Resort

The Islander Resort is surrounded by a marina, and is across the edge of the bay from Ocean Shores. It is less than a mile across the water, but about 10 miles by highway. It is one of the older resorts in the area, dating back to the 1960s.

The resort has 44 RV sites with full hookups--water, sewer and electric--with 50 amp connections. Cable-TV and WiFi are available. There are sump stations. The resort has bathrooms, showers and a convenience store. Along with the marina is a resort with a nice hotel, restaurants and a bar.

The Islander Resort
21 E. Neddie Rose Dr.
Westport, WA 98595


Article Written By James Jordan

James Jordan has been a writer and photographer since 1980. He has worked for newspapers in Arkansas, Tennessee, South Carolina and Kansas, winning state press association awards for writing, photography and page design. In 1995 he received his master's in Christian education and completed two years of Ancient Greek at the graduate level. Jordan holds a Bachelor of Arts in journalism.

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