Olympic National Park gives visitors the opportunity to camp on some of the most strikingly beautiful beaches in the world. Mountains of drift wood and giant rock sea stacks frame broad sandy beaches. Park your car, hike less than an hour and arrive at a fully set up backpacking camp. Think about the cup of coffee by the morning fire.
With camp sites just inside the tree line from the beach, or sites right out on the sand. The Rialto area offers a comfortable amount of privacy, especially on weekdays.
You will see through hikers heading up and down the beach, but you can find some solitude in the trees.
2nd and 3rd beach areas offer tons of beach and great ocean views. Easy access has made these areas very popular with beach campers. If you want to camp on the beach, and DON’T want to be alone, this is an area for you. These areas are nice on week days, especially outside of peak season.
For a relatively short hike, this one gets you off the map pretty well. You're going to drive 10 miles down a gravel road, then hike 2 miles to the beach before you turn north and walk to your camp. This area sees a few less campers and some cool wildlife, but offers a little less beach. The river mouth is a major added attraction as you are likely to spot more seals, sea lions, otters and really cool seabirds.
All you need to know of what to bring and what not you can find in our FAQ and Camp Rules:FAQ & Camp Rules