Camping on the Washington Coast

I took a little RV trip around the Olympic Peninsula stopping at campsites along the Northern and Pacific coasts of Washington before meeting up with Melissa and kids for some Fourth Of July fireworks on the beach. Each evening was a spectacular sunset. I couldn't believe it. 

Part I - Northern Coast

My first stop was the Salt Creek Recreation Area where I scored a great campsite with an ocean view. I also spent a day exploring the nearby tidal flats along the coast before sharing a beautiful sunset with some new friends.

Part II - Pacific Coast and 4th of July Fireworks

As I traveled west along Highway 101, I couldn't help but stop at Lake Crescent, located right in the middle of the Peninsula. Lake Crescent's clear water and majestic surroundings made it a worthwhile break from the drive West.

After a brief stop in Forks, WA (made famous by the Twilight movies) I headed to the Pacific Coast. My first stop on the Pacific Ocean was beautiful Ruby Beach where I walked the beach and made friends with a couple fellow travelers visiting from California. 

A short drive south along coast put me at the South Beach Campground. This quaint campground, operated by the National Park Service, is located right on the waterfront and costs a mere $10 per day. I decided to stay there a couple days and celebrate my birthday while I was there.

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 15:11 - Total relaxation at the beach. Watch video about this road trip  bit.ly/rvwt-wa-coast.Flickr

I eventually made my way to Ocean Shores, WA where I met up with my family. We enjoyed a relaxing few days, lit fireworks on the beach, and also enjoyed the many others doing the same.

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 21:46 - Fourth Of July Fireworks on the Beach in Ocean Shores, WA. Watch video of this road trip bit.ly/rvwt-wa-coast.Flickr

Overall, it was a spectacular little trip. I had a great birthday, made friends along the way and spent quality time with my family. What more can you ask for. This is a trip I will definitely repeat. 

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