Waikiki Beach, WA 11


IMG_6102There’s something that comes alive in me when we discover new places that blow us away. This thing inside of me can’t keep wonderful spots to myself, or incredible people, companies or activities. If it makes my heart happy, I feel like I MUST share it and so today, that’s why I’m here- to share this beach we recently discovered on our vacation to Long Beach with you all.

We saw this unimaginable spot while on a little hike up to the Cape Disappointment Light House. Looking out and enjoying the view,  I noticed the campground and the beaches. Mentioning it to my husband, he agreed that we should go check it out. So, we headed out and easily found our way into the Cape Disappointment State Park.  Let’s just say that next summer, we’re coming back and we’ll be camping here.IMG_6070Cape Disappointment State Park is a 1,882-acre camping park on the Long Beach Peninsula, where the Columbia River meets the Pacific Ocean. Visitors can enjoy the dramatic scenery from atop steep cliffs. The park offers long stretches of sandy beaches and wind-blown forests for visitors to explore. Visitors also may tour the park’s historical coastal fort, two lighthouses, and the newly expanded Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center.” -Washington State Parks

Waikiki Beach is tucked into a section of this incredible park. To access it, all you’ll need is a Discover Pass or you can pay a Day Fee at the pay station.IMG_6087Here are our top 5 favorite things about this beach:

  1. It’s easy to access! My husband was on crutches during our trip so, the short paved path was perfect for our family.
  2. The bathrooms were super clean. Like really, really clean and I LOVED that! 
  3. The beach was completely free of garbage and the crowd was very family-friendly. We actually met a few really nice families there!
  4. The beach was exceptionally gorgeous and the waves were perfect for playing in. 
  5. There are showers in the bathrooms for easy post-beach washing!
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    Pictured above—the path to the beach. Perfect for strollers, elderly folks and everyone in between.

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    Enough sand for everyone!

    IMG_6229This beach should be on everyone’s must-do Washington list. After discovering it on our first day of vacation, we came back many times before returning home. Next year, we’ll be camping in this park for sure. Did I mention they have a cute store with pizza and coffee? We’re sold!IMG_6252

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About Angela Strand

Angela is a wife, mama to three little ones and a lifelong Washington State resident. Besides facilitating the NW Healthy Mama website, she loves being involved in her kids’ school, hiking with her girlfriends, growing all the things, writing, reading and taking photos.


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