Hipcamp host Bonnie M.
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The feel here on the peninsula is very "beachy", friendly and laid back.Our warm and sunnylawn is very large(30 x 60 approx.), mostly grass and sand, and includes a sharedhuge patio, all at your disposal. Loads of parking in driveway next to lawn, on the lawn next to your campsite, or on parking strip at the road. We're on a dead-end street in a very quiet neighborhood with no

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The feel here on the peninsula is very "beachy", friendly and laid back.  Our warm and sunny lawn is very large (30 x 60 approx.), mostly grass and sand, and includes a shared huge patio, all at your disposal.  Loads of parking in driveway next to lawn, on the lawn next to your campsite, or on parking strip at the road.  We're on a dead-end street in a very quiet neighborhood with no full-time neighbors beyond us.  

We are 2 miles by road to one of the most beautiful beach areas on the Long Beach Peninsula.  It's only that far because we are very secluded.  As the crow flies we are less than a mile.  Listening to the ocean as you fall asleep is a dream.  Maybe takes 4 minutes; easy to bike.  We are 3/4 of a mile by road to the Port of Peninsula; however, the crow takes 1/2 mile.  Groceries, art galleries, pub, coffee shop (with pastries and ice cream), restaurant, food trucks, old-timey mercantile store/hardware, Medical clinic/Pharmacy, Eagles Local, etc., all on the way to the beach.

A few miles south is the tourist area of Long Beach proper.  Many shops, restaurants, art studios, museums, carnival rides (in season), arcade, go-carts, outrageous bakeries, general services, light houses, hiking trails, etc., are located all along the Peninsula.  There are many lakes here and the kayaking/canoeing opportunities abound.  There are so many places to explore on the peninsula, I couldn't begin to list them all here.  Every summer weekend there's something cool going on.  From the International Kite Festival, Blues Festival, Jazz and Oysters, clam digs, our beautiful beaches; you will not be bored.  Just 40 miles south is Oregon and the town of Astoria.  The options never end!

The Pacific Coast Highway.  From all, but the Boyston St. (downtown) beach approach (and there are several), you may access and drive onto the beach.  It's very special to travel down the beach watching the sunset or finding your special spot to camp for the day, fly a kite, and/or build a fire.  It's magical.  Rules of the road apply as this is a highway proper. 

We will only host one group (message me for groups over 6) or two small groups at a time.  If you have special circumstances or particular needs for your group, just message me before requesting dates and we'll get our heads together to see how we may accommodate you.

We are home-bodies, very laid back and 420 friendly.  I am a stained-glass mosaic artist and my husband is a builder/craftsman.  Our MO is to work a bit outside during the day and come in at night and rest sometimes staring into the big glowing box of light (TV), listening to a story, or doing crafts.  We are open to any questions or needs anytime.  Come and go as you please and make yourselves at home.  We'd love to meet you.  Peace!  

We offer stained-glass-mosaic classes; please inquire and schedule with us if interested

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans, trailers
No. of sites
2 bookable sites
RV details
Max length 30ft
RV hookups
Electricity, sewage
Access
Park at listing
Group sizes
Up to 8 people per site
Potable water available
Spigot, hose
No fires
Toilet available
Flush toilet, portable toilet
Pets allowed
On leash
Showers available
Hot water
Bins available
Recycling bin, trash bin
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Have a question? Send Bonnie a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 100%

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

The beach from our campsite is approx 2 miles and a very easy route. there is a very well known trail "discovery trail" that i...Read more

Boating

You may charter a boat from the ilwaco marina. http://pacificsalmoncharters.com/info/ http://seabreezecharters.net/ are two of...Read more

Fishing

See "boating" the small town of ilwaco, wa and the port of ilwaco offers fishing charters. just a little farther in chinnok, t...Read more

Hiking

What a great place to hike! the discovery trail is well known for it's history and beauty. https://www.wta.org/go-hiking/hike...Read more

Horseback riding

Currently there are three companies that provide that service. again, i'll provide info., if you like.

Paddling

There are several lakes and opportunities for ocean paddling on the peninsula that are perfect for exploring on your paddling, ...Read more

Wind sports

Wind sailing, kite flying....

Climbing

Check this out: https://www.summitpost.org/the-washington-coast/700964#chapter 6

Surfing

Close by waikiki beach is one of the favorites for surfers and little swimmers.

Swimming

a great place for any swimmer would be waikiki beach. there are lakes and pools to swim in; however, the wild coast here has ...Read more

Whitewater paddling

There are several opportunities for ocean paddling on the peninsula that are perfect for exploring on your paddling, kayak, or ...Read more

Wildlife watching

We are wild and we are everywhere! bears, bob cats, whale watching, the list gos on and on.

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Beach Get-a-way in Washington.

Cave

Sea caves here are always beautiful-in low tide.

Beach
Coastal
Forest
Lake
Mountainous
Redwoods
River, stream or ...
Suburban or backyard
Swimming hole
Waterfall
Wetlands
Farm
Ranch

Places to see near Artists Beach Getaway

Cape Disappointment State Park
Cape Disappointment State Park
14 miles way Explore
Grayland Beach State Park
Grayland Beach State Park
19 miles way Explore
Lewis and Clark National Historical Park
Lewis and Clark National Historical Park
20 miles way Explore
Twin Harbors State Park
Twin Harbors State Park
24 miles way Explore
Ocean City State Park
Ocean City State Park
36 miles way Explore
Rainbow Falls State Park
Rainbow Falls State Park
39 miles way Explore
Lake Sylvia State Park
Lake Sylvia State Park
40 miles way Explore
Pacific Beach State Park
Pacific Beach State Park
49 miles way Explore
Schafer State Park
Schafer State Park
49 miles way Explore
Nehalem Bay State Park
Nehalem Bay State Park
55 miles way Explore
Seaquest State Park
Seaquest State Park
59 miles way Explore
Millersylvania State Park
Millersylvania State Park
60 miles way Explore
Ike Kinswa State Park
Ike Kinswa State Park
71 miles way Explore
Potlatch State Park
Potlatch State Park
72 miles way Explore
Joemma Beach State Park
Joemma Beach State Park
76 miles way Explore
Jarrell Cove State Park
Jarrell Cove State Park
76 miles way Explore
Paradise Point State Park
Paradise Point State Park
77 miles way Explore
Cape Lookout State Park
Cape Lookout State Park
78 miles way Explore
Twanoh State Park
Twanoh State Park
78 miles way Explore
Penrose Point State Park
Penrose Point State Park
80 miles way Explore
Belfair State Park
Belfair State Park
84 miles way Explore
Battle Ground Lake State Park
Battle Ground Lake State Park
88 miles way Explore
Fort Vancouver National Historic Site
Fort Vancouver National Historic Site
89 miles way Explore
Dash Point State Park
Dash Point State Park
95 miles way Explore
Bogachiel State Park
Bogachiel State Park
97 miles way Explore
Dosewallips State Park
Dosewallips State Park
97 miles way Explore
Scenic Beach State Park
Scenic Beach State Park
97 miles way Explore

The vibe at Beach Get-a-way

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Hipcamper Megan
Megan P.
recommends this listing.
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January 10th, 2018

This place truly is a perfect little get-a-way from the hustle and bustle of a bigger city. Long Beach, WA might just be my new favorite spot in the Northwest. It has the charm and character of a small town, yet still has the amenities you may need when you go into town (restaurants, grocery stores, antique shops, etc).

Bonnie and Jeff’s property is slightly north of Long Beach, in the Ocean Park neighborhood. It’s a peaceful, nostalgic area – perfect for a relaxing camping trip. Bonnie and Jeff greeted us (me, my boyfriend, and my dog) with smiles and hugs, showed us around their property, gave us advice on where to visit in the area, and more. I loved getting to chat with them and hearing about how they ended up out on the coast. They even have a converted “peace train” (bus) that they’ve taken around the country, which I especially loved hearing about (since this is one of my life goals)! Jeff built both their main home and the little cabin on their property, which are both beautiful backdrops to the campsite on the lawn.

We tent camped on the front yard as well as in their little cabin. They have a fire pit in their yard for little camp fires on cold nights, an outdoor shower around back for bathing in the warmer months, and the little cabin has a compostable toilet for doing your business. I’d highly recommend staying here if you’re looking for a place to stay on the Washington coast!

This pup loves campingView of the property from the streetCape Disappointment Bonnie makes stunning glass art!
Hipcamper Bonnie
Response from Bonnie, the Host, on June 15th, 2018

Megan: I just found how to respond here. I believe I may have sent an email, but wanted to say thanks again and it was so nice to meet you all (pup included). We appreciate your candid review and wish for you all your dreams come true! Call if you need tips on your own Peace Train! We'd love to hear from you. Peace

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Hipcamper Nate
Nate B.
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May 29th, 2018

The hosts were super friendly and welcoming. We had a great time and would love to return sometime.

Hipcamper Bonnie
Response from Bonnie, the Host, on June 15th, 2018

Dear Nate: You are welcome anytime. Thank you and happy trails!

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Hipcamper Chandel
Chandel B.
recommends this listing.
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May 30th, 2018

What a lovely, albeit short stay at the Beach Get-a-way. Bonnie greeted us at check-in and provided kindling & wood for a campfire, and opened their home for restroom use whenever needed. It was great to connect off and on, but also have time in the evening to enjoy some peace and quiet around the campfire. The location was secluded and cozy, yet close enough for convenience if desired. We were touched by our hosts' generosity and kindness. We would definitely recommend this place for a peaceful stay close to the beach; we hope to be back!

Hipcamper Bonnie
Response from Bonnie, the Host, on June 15th, 2018

Dear Chandel: Please, we loved getting to know you two for your stay. Dom misses you. You two are wonderful and we wish you all the best. Peace

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Hipcamper Tari
Tari G.
recommends this listing.
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June 26th, 2018

Bonnie and Jeff were extremely kind and welcoming. I felt very safe and comfortable at their beautiful artsy home. It was about 3 minute drive from the beach. I really enjoyed my stay!

Mr. Claude enjoying the yard
Hipcamper Bonnie
Response from Bonnie, the Host, on June 27th, 2018

Dear Tari: Please accept our gracious thanks! I was so inspired by your spirit of adventure. I have learned from you that nothing should keep you from living your dream. We hope you find your "Peace Train" and kick butt! We'd welcome you again with open arms. Peace

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Hipcamper Jacqueline
Jacqueline S.
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July 9th, 2018

Bonnie and her husband were excellent hosts, very friendly and helpful. The site was lovely and comfortable with a table and excellent fire pit and wood. The shower was great and all was as advertised. We were awakened with birdsong and saw an owl. Very close to the community of Ocean Park and close to the Leadbetter peninsula. A really nice two nights.

Hipcamper Bonnie
Response from Bonnie, the Host, on July 9th, 2018

Aw, thanks, Jacquelin! We really enjoyed meeting you both! We hope to see you again. Until then...Happy, Safe Travels!

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Hipcamper Bernhard
Bernhard K.
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July 27th, 2018

The hosts were welcoming and easy going. It was chilled and quiet, of the beaten track! Perfect night stay.

Hipcamper Bonnie
Response from Bonnie, the Host, on August 25th, 2018

Thank you so much for staying with us. It was great to meet you and you are welcome back anytime. Peace!

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Hipcamper Meredith
Meredith B.
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July 29th, 2018

Bonnie is a warm, welcoming host! The location is so peaceful yet minutes away from Long Beach. Her home is one of a kind with her beautiful mosaic artwork displayed everywhere! I appreciated having access to the bathroom and enjoyed hanging out and chatting with Bonnie!

Hipcamper Bonnie
Response from Bonnie, the Host, on August 25th, 2018

Thank you Meredith for staying with us; you are wonderful and full of adventure! Please come back anytime. Peace

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Hipcamper Emily
Emily H.
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August 1st, 2018

I had a wonderful time at Bonnie and Jeff’s amazing spot! They really have created a neat space that is warm, funky, welcoming, and safe. Both made sure I felt welcomed and acquainted with the property, but also left me to my privacy. I would highly recommend staying in their Ocean Park haven! Thanks again!

Hipcamper Bonnie
Response from Bonnie, the Host, on August 25th, 2018

Thanks, Emily for staying with us; it was great to get to know you on your stay. Thank you for this beautiful review! Happy traveling and Peace!

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Hipcamper Jessica
Jessica J.
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August 27th, 2018

Bonnie is a very hospitable, sweet soul. We appreciate her welcoming nature and willingness to share her space with us. She gave us the chance to tent camp in relatively close proximity to the beach, while still having the convenience of the amenities we are used to.

Hipcamper Bonnie
Response from Bonnie, the Host, on August 29th, 2018

Jessica! You're wonderful...thanks so much for camping with us. Happy trails and Peace to you!

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Property
Artists Beach Getaway
State
Washington
$30/night
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