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South Beach Campground + Ashenbrenner Day Use Area

Olympic National Park

Western Olympic Peninsula, Washington

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South Beach Campground + Ashenbrenner Day Use Area

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  • Ashenbrenner Day Use Area.- South Beach Campground + Ashenbrenner Day Use Area
  • Ashenbrenner Day Use Area.- South Beach Campground + Ashenbrenner Day Use Area
  • View of South Beach Campground just to the north of Ashenbrenner Day Use Area.- South Beach Campground + Ashenbrenner Day Use Area
  • Vault toilet facility in Ashenbrenner Day Use Area.- South Beach Campground + Ashenbrenner Day Use Area
  • South Beach Campground.- South Beach Campground + Ashenbrenner Day Use Area
  • Typical campsite in South Beach Campground.- South Beach Campground + Ashenbrenner Day Use Area
  • Typical campsite in South Beach Campground.- South Beach Campground + Ashenbrenner Day Use Area
  • Typical campsite in South Beach Campground.- South Beach Campground + Ashenbrenner Day Use Area
  • Restroom facility in South Beach Campground.- South Beach Campground + Ashenbrenner Day Use Area
  • Beach 1 in South Beach Campground.- South Beach Campground + Ashenbrenner Day Use Area
  • Beach 1 in South Beach Campground.- South Beach Campground + Ashenbrenner Day Use Area
  • Beach 1 in South Beach Campground.- South Beach Campground + Ashenbrenner Day Use Area
  • South Beach Campground.- South Beach Campground + Ashenbrenner Day Use Area
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Direct beach access and views.
Cons: 
No protection from sun and wind. No privacy between campsites.
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Region:
Western Olympic Peninsula, WA
Managed by: 
National Park Service
Pets allowed: 
Yes
Parking Pass: 
National Park Pass
Preferable Season(s):
Summer
Reservations possible: 
No
Current Local Weather:
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Campground Description

Campground Description

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South Beach Campground lies on the very southern end of Olympic National Park's 73 miles of pristine Pacific coastline and right beside a small picnic site perched high above the beach called Ashenbrenner Day Use Area. Fifty-five campsites line the Pacific Ocean's shore, a beach with the rather uninspiring title of "Beach 1." All of the campsites are built for tent campers only, and half enjoy open and direct views of the ocean. With such exposure, however, be sure you are prepared to weather the elements and meet your neighbors, as privacy between campsites is virtually non-existent.

To access Ashenbrenner Day Use Area from the campground, walk back uphill to Highway 101 and a short distance south where you'll see a small, shin-high wooden fence marking the day use area's entrance.

Note: South Beach Campground is open May 21 through September 7. Access to potable water, firewood, and a general store are located 2.8 miles further north at Kalaloch Lodge.

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