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Pets allowed
Allowed
Guided tours
No
Backcountry camping
No
Lodging
No
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Technically called Ocean City State Park, this beach access point and day use area shouldn't be confused with much larger Ocean City State Park 2.5 miles further south.

The main beach access for the small town of Ocean City, this park provides direct vehicular access onto the 26-mile, nearly continuous stretch of broad and flat beach on the section of Washington's coast known as North Beach. In total, this stretch of continuous sand is actually longer than the famous Long Beach to the south, but it is broken up by several small river and creek estuaries, including Joe Creek next to Pacific Beach State Park, and the Copalis River at Griffiths-Priday State Park.

Note: Famous for its "beach-driving," vehicles are permitted directly on the beach along the entire stretch of North Beach, as are fires that are a minimum of 100 feet from the grassy dunes.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Winter
Spring
Summer
Fall

Congestion

Moderate

Parking Pass

Washington Discovery Pass

Pros

Broad and flat sandy beach. Easy access. Day use picnic area.

Cons

Heavy motor vehicles use on the beach.

Features

Flushing toilets
Picnic tables

Location

Field Guide

Nearby Adventures

Southwest Washington Coast, Washington
Southwest Washington Coast, Washington
Southwest Washington Coast, Washington

Nearby Lodging + Camping

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