Nehalem Bay State Park
Nehalem Bay State Park, OR – This campground is so far my favorite because it has clean bathrooms and a playground centered around the tent sites. For some reason, Adam and I both thought that the sand here looked magical. Sparkly and perfectly shaped dunes formed by the wind just looked phenomenal. Although, the trail to the beach isn’t too far away, you do have to climb up a small sand dune to get to the beach which can be a pain in the leg. Click here to see the map of the camp site. The only problem that I have about this campground is that the tent/RV sites are not that big and some sites are really close together, which means, no privacy. But, the views of the ocean and the sand dunes outweighs all of that.
If sleeping in a tent is not your thing, don’t worry. There are 18 yurt sites here as well. What’s a yurt? Yurts are tent-like circular fabric structures with wood lattice frames. The yurts here can have maximum of 8 people at the site, however, there are only mattresses for 5 people to be accommodated comfortably. The kids favorite feature here was of course the bunk beds!
Amenities and Services:
- Hot Showers
- Toilet, Accessible, flush
- Boat launch ramp
- Firewood and ice Sales
- RV dump and recycling stations
- Access to the beach
- Approximately 265 electrical sites with water
- 18 rustic yurts (9 pet friendly)
- Meeting hall
- Horse sites
- Reservation fee online $8 per site reserved- Check the site for more info.
- Tent/RV sites- $31 night
- Yurt- $47 night (CALL OR RESERVE ONLINE AHEAD OF TIME AS YURTS CAN FILL UP PRETTY QUICKLY DURING THE SUMMER)
“Travel isn’t always pretty. It isn’t always comfortable. Sometimes it hurts, it even breaks your heart. But that’s okay. The journey changes you; it should change you. It leaves marks on your memory, on your consciousness, on your heart, and on your body. You take something with you. Hopefully, you leave something good behind.”-Anthony Bourdain
Cape Lookout State Park Campgrounds
Cape Lookout State Park, OR – This place is one of the most beautiful State Parks on the Oregon Coast. Love that you have an option to either literally camp under the stars or be surrounded by tall native trees and feel like you’re lost in a forest. We stayed in both and let me tell you, if you have kiddos, go for the spot where its surrounded by trees. Kids will love playing hide and go seek, climbing on trees, and just being as loud as they can be. Kidding. Be nice to your neighbors.
Cape Lookout State Park is located 11 miles south of Tillamook and about 1 1/2 hour drive West of Portland. This campground provides yurt and tent camping as well as full hookup sites.
Amenities and Services:
- 13 yurts
- 6 deluxe cabins
- 170 tent sites with water nearby
- One electrical site with water
- 2 group tent camping area
- Hot showers and flush toilets
- RV dump station (closed in winter)
- Firewood for sale seasonally
- Walking trails
- Day-use area
- Yurt- $47 night, pet friendly yurt- $57 night
- Tent- $21 night
- Deluxe cabin- $91 night
- Day use parking- $5
“Paradise doesn’t have to be tropical.”-TravelerMentality
Kelly’s Brighton Marina and Campgrounds
Kelly’s Brighton Marina– So many good memories here with our kids. We’ve been coming here since 2014! We haven’t yet discovered a campground on the Oregon Coast where you can go camping, fishing, and eat freshly caught crabs all at once but we will keep searching, until then, Kelly’s it is.
Cape Kiwanda RV Resort and Marketplace
Cape Kiwanda RV Resort– This has to be one of the best cabins on the Oregon Coast! It offers RV and tent sites, 1-2 room camping cabins, and many cottages. You know you’re in the right place when there is a market on site that serves homemade fudge and Oregon’s own Tillamook ice cream.
Our family of 5 stayed comfortably in one of the 1 room camping cabins. It had two naked bunk beds which includes, 3 twin size mattresses and 1 full size mattress. At the time Benjamin, was an infant so bringing a crib was a must. Luckily, it fit perfectly in-between the bunk beds and the kitchen.
WHAT WE LOVED
- Big front yard with fence
- Private picnic table and BBQ grill
- 1 room cabin fit our family of 5 comfortably
- Baby bunny sightings, they were EVERYWHERE
- Cabins are located across the street from the Pacific Ocean
- Giant sand hill
- Tillamook icecream and homemade fudge
- Huge playground
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