If you are looking to camp on the Oregon Coast and you want to be right on the beach with sunset views there are very few options. Tillicum Beach Campground, however, happens to be nestled right along the shoreline with amazing views and excellent beach access. This campground is an Oregon Coast gem.
The campground offers roughly 61 campsites with some being larger and more private than others. Be prepared that you may end up with a site with little to no privacy and an odd layout. It is a small price to pay though for such an incredible area. The campground has a host on site that sells firewood and includes drinking water and two large restrooms with flushing toilets and running water. There is a day use area and two different beach access points where stairs lead down to the water. Some of the sites are pull through and can accommodate larger trailers while others would have a difficult time with big setups. In general the beach front sites are fairly crammed together and you will likely have to make friends with your neighbor.
Given that this campground is situated right on the beach you will likely be dealing with some fairly gusty winds and “interesting” weather. Be sure to dress accordingly and bring plenty of blankets for those cold nights.
Overall Tillicum Beach Campground is an incredible spot and a must visit if you are planning on camping the Oregon Coast.
A Review from one of our Readers:
Wonderful campground right on the Oregon coast (well, up on a small bluff, but none-the-less above the surf). Going to sleep with the sound of the surf is incredible! We camped at site 8, which is close to HWY 1. While we heard traffic at times the ocean drowned most noises out. Miles and miles of flat beach to explore and relax. Yachats is the closest town (about 7 miles south) and has a small market, shops, breakfast etc. The ONLY complaint about the sites is that they’re a bit odd. Most are private, but small. We had a hard time putting our tent up because of the slope of the site, and the only way we could minimize it was to put the tent near the picnic table. Fortunately, my folks were staying in site 6 and we hung out at their campfire. Just be advised, you may have to get creative with how you put up your tent. Also, my folks had a 28′ trailer which proved difficult to maneuver in their original site 9 so they had to switch sites. Overall, clean restrooms, peaceful and beautiful!
-Submitted by Crystal C.