Camping at the Ocean - Twin Harbor State Park

Location:

Grays Harbor County 46.855247N 124.109389E

Pass Required:

Discover Pass (day use), fee to camp

Features:

Camping, hiking, beach combing, biking

Adventure Highlights

  • Quiet campground with multiple camping options.

  • Easy walk over the dunes to the beach.

  • Near Westport for dining and shopping.

There is a trail across the crest of the sand dunes between the campground and beach that offers amazing views of the sunset.

There is a trail across the crest of the sand dunes between the campground and beach that offers amazing views of the sunset.

The beach at Twin Harbor is part of the Seashore Conservation Area which stretches the entire length of the peninsula. you can walk for miles along the sand.

The beach at Twin Harbor is part of the Seashore Conservation Area which stretches the entire length of the peninsula. you can walk for miles along the sand.

Twin Harbor State Park offers a peaceful place to enjoy the amazing Washington Coast. This camping park is nestled behind the dunes a few minutes from the beach just south of Westport. The campground features new camping cabins that have a bunk bed with a twin over a queen, a futon and two tables. Outside, there is a picnic table. It also offers Yurts, tent sites nestled in the trees, and an RV section just east of Highway 105. The cabins, with bed, heaters and electricity, are a perfect option for people who want to enjoy the camping experience without all the work. All you need is your bedding and your sense of adventure.

From the campground, several short trails lead over the dunes to the beach. You can walk along the beach for miles in either direction, or enjoy a path that runs along the crest of the dune ridge that offers several benches where you can stop to enjoy the sunrise.

In March, I had a single night that I could spend on the beach. I wanted a natural experience, camping in a park rather than a hotel in town, but I didn’t want to hassle with all my camping equipment. The cabins at Twin Harbor were a perfect compromise. All I needed was a sleeping bag. The cabin was roomy and comfortable, the facilities were clean, the campground was quiet (almost deserted on a Sunday night), and the beach was perfect to walk along.

The park is just south of Westport. If you want a place to eat, enjoy some ice cream, or take an excursion there are lots of options. I enjoyed climbing the “light house tower,” watching surfers at Wesport Light State Park, and exploring the exhibits at Westport Maritime Museum. If you are looking for a bite before heading back to the campground, I would strongly recommend Blackbeard’s Brewing company, just up the road towards Westport, in addition to beer on tap and pizzas, it has the most amazing giant pretzels.


MAP & DIRECTIONS

Getting there: Twin harbor State Park is right off of 105 just south of Westport. You can get there from Aberdeen, following the south shore of Grays Harbor, or if you would like to explore more of the coast, you can go through Raymond and come up the Westport Peninsula through Grayland.

Twin Harbor State Park has five new rustic cabins, plus two yurts, standard campsites, and 42 full hookup RV sites.

Twin Harbor State Park has five new rustic cabins, plus two yurts, standard campsites, and 42 full hookup RV sites.


Jennifer Hackett