Camping at the Beach or How to Get a Month’s Relaxation in Only 4 Days!

Site #B22Beverly Beach State Park, Oregon.  Easily one of the coolest places I’ve ever camped in near the beach.  At least, in Oregon. The little group at our site included myself with my tiny trailer and my friend, Tricia, with her two kids, Cole and Ella.  Nearby in another space on the other side of the loop were her parents, Don and Linda.  Made it really easy to send the kids to see Grammy and Grandpa.  :)

For four days and three nights, we built campfires, toasted marshmallows, drank wine, walked the beach, spiked our morning coffee/tea with brandy or kahlua, ate more food Cole & Ella in the breakersthan we could shake a stick at, braved the first day’s rain, roasted corn on the cob over the campfire, collected rocks and searched for shells, dug holes in the sand, sat in our beach chairs staring into the waves, made campfire-roasted cheese sandwiches, cruised the nearby tide-pools at minus low tide, swept sand out of the tent and trailer more times than we could count, met an awesome Golden Retriever named Annie, visited a glass-blowing shop and watched the demonstration, ate scrambled eggs and bacon for breakfast, and generally relaxed in the time-honored traditions of camping at the beach.  Which, of course, means sand in everything and everywhere.

Marshmallow contest: is bigger really better?

Yaquina Head lighthouse

Our campsite

Tricia taking yet another pic of Ella and Cole

Sea urchins at the tidepools

Annie the Golden Retriever

Feet, sand, kids, water, sun - perfect!

Highway 101 bridge

Big sea star at tide pools

Alder House Glass

Yaquina Head Lighthouse and tide pools

Now, I’m ready for another “month-long” relaxation at the beach.  Anyone else want to spend a few days watching waves and walking on the sand, too?  Come on, go with me… we can meet up in B22.  Or any other site near the ocean; just pick one!

Click here to see more photos of Beverly Beach State Park Campground and Beach, Yaquina Head Lighthouse and tide pools.

Other links:

Beverly Beach State Park – official state park website

Beverly Beach campsite photos – see what your site will look like before you reserve it

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14 Responses to Camping at the Beach or How to Get a Month’s Relaxation in Only 4 Days!

  1. Looks like an awesome day :)

    • Lois says:

      It was, Maria! Thanks for reading and leaving a comment :D

      PS. I sure do enjoy your photography… thank you for sharing!

  2. Oh, this looks wonderful, especially as it begins to really heat up in E. Texas! Hope we can get to the Oregon coast this fall!

  3. I’m heading to the coast tomorrow. Florence.

    • Lois says:

      I’m heading to Nehalem Bay next week, Al – maybe we should meet up for coffee somewhere in between, like Lincoln City! Have fun in Florence :D

  4. Debbie says:

    ahhhhh…….thats it in a nutshell. or is it a seashell. hahah
    looks like you had a wonderful time, now I want to back to the beach! I love the Oregon coast, just put me anywhere along the beach! I would def pick your spot! Have loads of fun!!!

    • Lois says:

      Oh it was so nice, Debbie! I would definitely live at the beach – there’s nothing more comforting to me than the ocean. Well, ok, I do like the mountains, too, and of course, the desert, but I think my soul lives at the beach :D

  5. LuAnn says:

    We were there a couple of years ago and loved it! Sounds like you are having a blast. :)

    • Lois says:

      Isn’t it just one of the neatest beach campgrounds ever, LuAnn? I truly loved it. Of course, being able to relax near the ocean is all good all on its own :) Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment!

  6. Debbie says:

    I have learned to appreciate the beach, in fact I fell in love with it this summer…will be heading back to Seaside and Cannon Beach in September for a week. :-) <3 I could absoulutley live there!

    • Lois says:

      I’ve been a beach-lover since I was very young. Growing up near such amazing So. Cal. beaches as Huntington, Redondo, Manhattan, and Venice was a real gift for me! Of course, it probably helped that it was the 60s, too :)

      PS. Living in San Diego for 18 years before moving to the PNW probably didn’t hurt my beach-loving soul either!

  7. Norma says:

    Beautiful! Makes me want to get the Van ready and head north. Enjoy!