Roam+Board :: Cama Beach Cabins

cama beach cabins [trip style = budget + weekend getaway + glamping]

Editor's Note: While we normally cover styled stays and plays, summer calls for a more relaxed, chilled out approach to vacation time. Just you, the basics and the beach. With a few weeks remaining in the Pacific Northwest's sunny season, I feel compelled to tell you about a set of 32 seaside cabins I met up with when I was weekending between Seattle and Vancouver. The best part? They start at $52 a night, so bring your Trader Joe's two buck chuck, or go BIG with a bottle of Opus One {I mean, you're saving a bundle on your accoms}.

What Glamping in the cabins at Cama Beach feels like camp, sans counselor. There's a cafe-slash-gathering space that's like a mess hall, central heads {aka washrooms}, wooden boat center to paddle or crab, volunteer-run tuck shop, and grassy field for wide games. All that's missing is a group of guys streaking to the flag pole at 4am. {If you went to camp as a kid, you'll pick up what I'm putting down.}

This woody cabin collective is sunset-situated along Cama Beach State Park's pebble and shell-topped beach, and in true beachfront form, each cabin has a front porch.


A living room, kitchenette including fridge, microwave, sink AND coffeemaker, and bedroom round out the most basic space. In case you thought I was kidding about glamping, this cabin type has no bathroom - a central set is a stroll away. Lavatory lovers, don't despair, there are seven deluxe waterfront cabins and two bungalows each including a toilet, shower and sink {plus all the other stuff}. Trip Styler approved.

Friends: if you are reading this, shall we book a bevy of Cama cabins and roast marshmallows by the seaside?

Where Cama Beach on Camano Island, about two hours from Vancouver and an hour from Seattle by car - no ferry required. Once you arrive, a shuttle takes you and your glamping stuff from the parking lot to the cabins.

When The cabins are open year-round and can only be booked---gasp---by phone up to nine months prior to your arrival date: 1 - 360 - 387 - 1550.

Who/Why What's camping? A cabin by the sea is as basic as you'll go.

Cost Rates start at $52 in winter and $69 in summer. Find free WiFi at the cafe perched on treed bluff above the cabins. Dogs are allowed for $15 extra per night. BYO linens, pillows, kitchen utensils and hibachi {or charcoal for the on-site BBQs}.

Photos washington state cabins at cama

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[photos taken by @tripstyler, except top photo flickr/larrymyhre]