A poorly administered and maintained RV campground. Everything beyond the swimming pool area and recreational complex is sub par. Check in lacks signage, you are left to find your own site and they have no idea which sites are available. Washrooms are dingy, dark and dirty. There needs to be additional washrooms for the number of people using the park. Picnic tables are rotten or rotting. Interior roads are full of potholes and dusty. Wi-Fi is spotty at best, available only at the clubhouse, and cable TV reception is limited. Sites are too close together and utilities are poorly situated. The clubhouse, pool, and recreational area is the only saving feature of this campground. It seems that there have been assurances and promises of upgrades and improvements but nothing ever seems to happen. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Signage at entrance doesn't tell you where to turn- hint go to the 'shack' not the office looking building. Staff ok but expect that everyone knows everything and has been there numerous times. Being told to go find something wasn't helpful. If going again we would look at G section first for a 2 week stay. Pull throughs are side-by-side utilities and not much room. Might come back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very friendly staff at check in. Nice sized pull through with full hook up and cable TV. WiFi only worked in the clubhouse. We played tennis on one of 4 courts. It's just up the road from the waterfront.Nice location. We have stayed in Blaine before at another RV resort. This is much better and we will return here. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We came without reservations but were told it should not be a problem, it was craziness, one person told us we were on a waiting list the next you had to come each morning and check. We landed in dry camping where everyone just did there own thing, this is geared to family camping and kids, no real adult activities planned, as for wifi don't plan on it , when resort is booked u can not get on, for just celebrating 33 years you would think they would upgrade, the sites are ok some. Close some it so close, will we come again probably not. As I have told my husband thank goodness we did not pay full price for the membership, am so disappointed of what we have come across. Trying to figure out want a 5 star resort should be. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We camped here for free for 2 nights in return for a sales pitch. Dusty sites, and you're either in total darkness or in the parking lot. The cabins look like they belong in the 6o's and for $50 it's expensive. Our biggest complaint is about the sales staff. When we told them we decided against purchasing (after the sales pitch), we didn't only not get the "gifts" we were promised ($50 gas card and some other stuff) but got the cold shoulder and were not feeling very welcome. We left as soon as we could. The facilities are just OK, a bit too strict on the kids and the kids club was not in great shape. Not a 5 star, KOA's will give you better value for the dollar. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We stayed here in late September so it wasn't real crowded. In the summer you probably would have other RV's very close to you. Loop G has more space between sites and we would stay in that section next time. Most sites are only 30 amps and electrical boxes are kind of old. In B Loop where we stayed sites could be improved with grading. It appears that quite a few people live here full time, but I don't know that for sure. The store, playground, and pools seem fine and there is a large park area for kids. This time of year it was very quiet and its location to go to Canada or to the Mt. Baker area is good. As Coast to Coast members, we would stay here again this time of year. We camped here in a Motorhome.
As a member for the past 9 years I find that the "5 Star" rating has certainly lost it's shine. WiFi promised through out the park for years has not happened. In order for me to check my email this past weekend I had to sit on a golf cart in front of the sales office to get a connection. I have been in rest stops with better WiFi. Washrooms that are filthy. The park memberships have been over sold and and it is very busy and looks as if no money is going back into the park. Shame really, it was a wonderful park a few years ago. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park overbooks during the holidays and turns away their members because they have no sites available even though they made reservations months in advance. If you are lucky you can be put in overflow which is usually in the parking lot next to the dumpster. I have been a member of K&M for a few years and in the past couple of years the park has gone downhill in the way of maintenance and cleanliness. The patrons of this park do not obey the quiet time rule and are partying till all hours of the night, and security wont do anything about it. Speed limit is 7 MPH and most people go well over that and nothing is done about it. I am selling my membership and going to Thousand Trails. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
It is a large property with lots of options for families. There are multiple pools, extra large grassy field, and play structures for different age groups. A convenience store is adjacent and offers a good variety of supplies. There is a coin-op laundromat too. The activity center is dated but has enough planned activities to keep kids busy. Bathrooms are clean but need some work (broken stall door). Property is mostly gravel with lots of potholes and puddles. Sites are mostly level with a picnic table and fire pit. There is only one central garbage for the entire property. Sites along the perimeter are more private, heavily treed. Tent campers must set up in one large grassy area. There is a secured entry with friendly staff. It is a great property for kids to bike and explore. The location is great, a 20 min walk to the beach (must walk thru state park) and 10 min drive to a large grocery store. We listened to the timeshare presentation so stayed for free. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park is run down, and is very much need of a face lift or a complete over haul. Sites need racking of dead leaves, branches and bows need trimming. Gravel sites and not very level, and the wash rooms are disgusting. I was assigned a spot water and 30amps only, I could not run my microwave oven. The sewer was out of order. The next morning we moved to a 50 amp, which still needed a lot of maintenance. I have been to far superior Washington State Parks, even with all the budget cuts they are still great. I was old I was a minority cause they do not get many American Eagles in the park that require 50 amps. Basically said 50 amp is mandatory for me, membership declined. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We used this park as a Coast 2 Coast member and if you park close to the general store on the south side of the park you can receive Wifi signal. Members that have been coming to the park for years say that there has been improvements, but for us there seemed to be none visible. it is a older park and it is showing its age. Gravel roads are not graded and have pot holes that can really rock your rig. Tree branches should be trimmed much more than they are in parts of the park. Good thing is that for children, the parks has lots for them to do. Pools are large and clean, and playground is huge with grass that is cut regularly. This park could be first class with someone really doing the cleanup maintenance. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a KM membership park and we have been members for 3 years. We are sorry we bought but must admit it is convenient for shopping. The park is going downhill, contrary to what the owners say. Its got great potential, but it just needs someone to run it who follows up on repairs etc. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Could use some more upkeep on the pull thru sites. Gravel with potholes which retained water and mud. Cable TV was crappy at best with mostly stations from Canada. Dog poo was evident and was not being cleaned up. Electricity seemed to fluctuate at times. Staff at gate were helpful. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This park has some very nice sites, and some others that are tight together. there are a lot of sites to choose from so you are bound to find something. We went on the weekend and the place was pretty full, the pools were busy, but not bad. The French toast breakfast was a lot of fun. There is something for everyone to do here and the kids LOVED it We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This campsite is a member of K & M campgrounds of which there are 8. Not open to the general public, it can be used by qualifying membership affiliates like Thousand Trails and Resort Parks International. Members stay free; affiliate members pay approximately $10; guests can camp with a member for $35 a night. The campground has an amazing pool and jacuzzi system with 3 pools and 3 jacuzzis with a separate pool for the little children. There are large playing fields that can handle softball and soccer games. They have adult and children club houses and activities. The sites are relatively tight and small but there is more space on the perimeters. There are cabins for rent in the 45-60 dollar range. The campground is next to a state park and within walking distance from the ocean beach. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a membership park. We stayed as Coast to Coast members. The C2C book says that they are all full hookups, but C2C members were restricted to electric-only or water and electric sites while we were there. When I asked the "Welcome Center" about that, they told me to take it up with Coast to Coast. Sites are crammed together. This would be an OK destination if you want a place near the beach for your kids and dogs to meet other kids and dogs. If you want full hookups, big sites, quiet neighbors, and pleasant staff, look elsewhere. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park is part of KM Resorts. It is a membership park but non members can stay there. They claim it is 5* which is a joke. You cannot get cell phone reception except in certain areas, the sites are not kept up so they are full of weeds or haven't been mowed and the railway ties they use for dividing are rotting. Often they run out of doggy bags as well. There is a pool for adults and a separate one for children. The park has the potential but somehow the owners entrust the management to persons who either don't care or are inexperienced. They claim they have security but anyone can walk through the store from the State Park road and enter the park, yet you can't exit with your dog through the store so you have to buy a $25 card to let you out through the gate! Buyer beware and please don't waste your money on this place. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a 1000 trails park so we had no expense. Arrived during a Canadian national holiday so were lucky to find a good site with afternoon shade in Phase II. Phase I would have been a nightmare to park in a large rig as they have 4 sites connected to same connections (water, sewer, electric) and they are very, very close together. Phase II was nice. Very friendly rangers. Will stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
A great State Park. We had a pull-through site which easily accommodated or motorhome and tow car. The do need to trim a few of the overhead branches, however. The park was very pleasant and excellent for biking and with access to local beaches. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The park is roughly half permanent mobile homes which are mostly separate from RVs but everything appeared to be well maintained despite being past its prime. Reminded me of a typical southern snowbird park. RV sites were long, narrow back-ins but since they tend to use every other site, there was plenty of room. If they were full, you may have very close neighbors. Rate is based on weekly with tax. Wi-Fi is free for one hour per day and worked well. Additional time can be purchased for $3 a day or $15 per week. Had some fuzzy channels on their cable TV. Since there were no Park Rules provided, it appeared that washing vehicles was OK, of which we took advantage. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This park has grass and gravel sites. Some are shaded and some aren't. It's very nice but kind of in the middle of nowhere. Must be a member of 1000 Trails or RPI to stay here. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Was very excited to visit Birch Bay...beautiful area. Unfortunately this RV resort is very run down. Pads were cracked and uneven, picnic tables rotted. We have a slide out and even though I reserved 3 months in advance we were put in a spot that if I put the slide out I would have knocked over the tent trailer next to us! They moved us to a different spot but still ended up taking up 3 spots! Very nice staff to be sure, but the ambiance and condition really put a damper on our trip. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This quiet park sits just 10 minutes from the bay on foot. It has a smooth paved road that leads to level gravel sites easily accessible by big rigs. The pull-thru campsites sit on the edge of a large grass area giving them a very open feel. There is grass between each site, a little wider most than most parks, with picnic table and fire ring. Plenty of room for 4 slides and an awning with no trees to block your satellite dish. Free WiFi worked fine as did our sprint phone and 3G. Grounds were clean and well cared for. Bathrooms and laundry were also clean and maintained. Most of the park is filled with full timers, so there are some very old, unsightly rigs surrounded by clutter, but the residents were all friendly and quiet. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Not a bad place for a short stay, but too many permanent residents for my liking. It was clean and close to attractions. Our site was level and they offered free Wi-Fi which didn't always work all that well. They advertise Good Sam and Passport America rates, but honor neither on the weekend so we received no discount at all. They do state that on the website, but I thought they should at least offer a Good Sam discount. All things considered, we would probably stay there again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Price reflects weekly rate. Family run campground about 1/4 mile from the beach. About 3/4's of the campground is for seasonal sites. Nice clean campground suitable for big rigs. Large sites. Only about 6 miles from the Canadian Border. Convenient for touring but not much nearby. Will stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very convenient to the border, this is an older park with minimal improvements. Spaces are small, but level, back-in only, and there was barely enough room for our 36-ft coach and Honda CRV toad parked in front. The park offers no cable TV. Although almost full, it was very quiet and we certainly would stay again due the convenience of border crossing into Vancouver for a day trip. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This Park is in a very nice location, just a short wake to Birch Bay and all its charm. There are some perm sites, but pretty well kept. Check in was easy and our site was a pull-through. Internet was very fast with a strong signal. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We arrived on a Sunday and the office is only open Mon. to Sat. However, our arrival package was ready for pickup with directions to our site and internet access and laundry/shower codes. When we made our reservation we were sent a confirmation by e-mail. Overall the park is clean and well maintained. Most of the sites are permanent party and a few of the sites look like squatters live there. Good space between the rigs. Easy access to the beach and a quick jump to Vancouver. We would probably stay here again since it is the best in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stay here for one week. Take the day trip to Vancouver BC and Victoria area. The park is clean and well maintained with newly paved asphalt roads. Wi-Fi has a wonderful connection. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Rate is Passport America. We stayed here for 3 nights as it is very close to the Canadian border. Yes, the laundry is in the rec room, but it's nice because you can hang out there while you wait for your laundry. It had apparently rained a lot before we arrived because the grass was all soaked and squishy. The Wi-Fi was amazingly fast (we have stayed at several parks lately that haven't been so great). The park is nice and quiet and everything is pretty clean. Restrooms and showers looked clean, but I didn't look that closely because I never planned to use them. The lady in the office said they are getting ready to do fresh paving on Tuesday. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
New Management now. Before (2008) when we visited here with family, there were more beautiful flowers - not as green as before. Either a tractor or mower noise seems to be around daily. You will enjoy your visit if you have satellite TV as we did. Laundry room is now in their recreation room. We didn't use their recreation room for planned family gathering as a result. We didn't require reservations. There were 2 RVs with us. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
For a overnight cost of $32, I think Lighthouse is a pretty decent park. Washroom is clean with free showers. Washroom is clean. The wifi is ok enough since it is free. Overnight sites newly paved with gravels. The driveway is wider with gravel, much better than before when I camped here last year. Recreation room has a brand new vending machine with a variety of snacks and pop, from 50 to 75 cents. Laundry area is in the small recreation room, the machines seems to be relocated here not long ago. Still have some small costmetic works need to be done. I will stay again at this park if I go to Birch Bay. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
[ 10 / 10 ]
Campground is very clean, they work hard and are nice. Everything is fine, and very nice family place to stay. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
[ 7 / 10 ]
The rest rooms need to be power washed weekly! The property is now owned by Canadians. They are making changes to accommodate the seasonal campers. It is like that at most of the area RV Parks. Residents with older trailers are no longer welcome. It is sad because I lived there for a year. I had a nice job. I worked very hard to try and keep my place decent and now I am grouped together with all the other unwelcome d undesirables. I regret that a medium of cordiality could not be met, because I enjoyed the area as much of everyone else. It's an OK place to visit, but I can't live there! We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 6 / 10 ]
There is no cable TV at the "transit" sites. The Wifi is iffy, sometimes it works, sometimes it don't. Manager is hard to reach as she works out of the home and is not always there. Laundry room was very dirty! Sites are adequate and large enough for slides. Mostly full time resident sites and they are in and out, stirring up dust. New gravel laid on road in back but not in transit area so there are a lot of pot holes. We stayed for two weeks, one of which we were on a cruise. Great place for parking your rig if you are going on a cruise from Vancouver, but I wouldn't come to camp here. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
First, the name has changed from Sea Breeze RV Park to "Lighthouse By The Bay". They are apparently under new Ownership rather than new Management. Sites are clean and refurbished. They've upgraded the washrooms with new floors and re-painted. Resident RVers are mostly part-timers who use their RVs as cottages. Wonderful people around. They have a new security system - and everything locks with combination locks that change frequently. Newly refurbished roads are smooth and landscaping upgraded from the last time we were here last April (2006). They have P.A. and Good Sams discounts for overnight full hookups. Upgrades still in process. Looks like it will be a first rate place so close to Birch Bay (about 1,500 feet). We camped here in a Motorhome.
The managers were extremely nice and accommodating. They are working hard to improve the CG. The MAJORITY of the sites are currently "semi-perm" residents with alot of junk around. Residents are coming and going all the time thus the gravel drives caused alot of dust. Unfriendly residents cut through our spot several times a day to take their trash to the already overflowing dumpster. Spots are spacious: enough for slides and awnings. The location is within walking distance to the bay. The price was right. The CG has parking for RVs headed on cruises: very reasonable compared to parking in Vancouver. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice park. Pool, gym, adult and family lodges. Tons of space for sites in phase 2. Many activities. Friendly staff. The only complaint we had is the dumpsters were always full but we loved this park and would stay again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Rate is the member rate. This campground is just a stone’s throw from the Canadian Border. All the campsites sport full hookups with 35 amp electric and all are level. There are no hills in this preserve. There are actually two campgrounds that are joined by a road at the back of the property. Phase I is the original campground. It is open year round, has plenty of shade trees, and is close to the heated pool and the activity centers. The hookup situation is rather interesting. A cluster of four complete hookups are in one place. When all four are in use four campers are back to back and side to side. That means two of the campers have to pass their utilities under the camper. Because of the tall trees across the southern side of Phase I it can be rather challenging to get a satellite signal. Phase II is basically an open field with hookups. It is open in late spring through early fall. The sites around the parameter of Phase II are standard, back in sites and are, in my opinion, the most desirable. Sites that aren’t on the parameter are similar to those in Phase I except the hookup approach is for just two campers pointed in opposite directions. Satellite TV is much easier in Phase II. Because this campground is close to the border it’s likely wise to check the Canadian calendar for holidays when planning to visit. On future trips to this area we’d be glad to return to Birch Bay Thousand Trails. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Nice Thousand Trails resort. We had a choice when we came in: large pull-through spots without trees in the farther side or treed spots, back-in spots in the near section. In the near section, 4 RVs parked together, back to back and used the same utility poles. We chose the long pull-throughs. Very clean restrooms and shower area. We did not use the pool but many others did. Good location for exploring Vancouver and the Blaine area. We would definitely return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is one of the better Washington parks within the Thousand Trails (TT) / Encore system. After visiting other TT parks in the area (La Conner and Mt. Vernon), this park clearly differentiate itself when it comes to power efficiency and interior roads. Sites are level and spacious and you don’t have to worrying about clearance issues. Phase II is the newest section and is recommended over the older Phase I area. Staff was friendly and always visible throughout the preserve. As with all TT parks, the speed limit is typically 5 mph - most parks don’t enforce this policy but Birch Bay seemed to really take it seriously. We would stay again if in the area. Rate reflects TT membership. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We have been members of Thousand Trails for less than a year and have been to many of the parks. The overall quality of the parks is poor and we have been very disappointed. This park is the exception, though. It is the best Thousand Trails park we have been to. The sites in phase I are huge and you sit back to back with your neighbor. There aren't any trees, but you wont have any problems getting a satellite TV signal or putting your awning out. The park is clean and well kept. The only negative is that some of the older Thousand Trails members that we met weren't very nice. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Sites in Phase One use 2 pedestals together to service 4 narrow sites. You are very close to neighbors and must have long sewer/water hoses and electrical cords if you have a big rig. Satellite TV is dicey in about half the Phase One sites. Phase Two, only open summer/fall, has longer sites with one pedestal serving 2 sites and some pull-throughs. Long sites enable my 40' motorhome with 25' trailer to stay hooked up with room also for an auto. Satellite TV access excellent. Park is basic with pool, no spa. Internet available free at clubhouse until 10 PM. Quiet park, although needing maintenance on services at many Phase One sites. Don't expect a high end park and you won't be disappointed. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We are Thousand Trails/NACO members and the price reflects our extended stay for a month after our initial two week stay using our membership. There are Phase I and Phase II sections. Phase I is the older area of the park with several trees. Phase II is an open area surrounded on the perimeter by large trees. Both sections have large sites with combination of pull-throughs and back-ins. The sites are either grass or gravel with the interior roads a combination of dirt/gravel. No Wi-Fi at the sites but satellite reception is good in Phase II. Not sure in Phase I due to the trees. The vast majority of sites have good 30amp electric and there is at least one 50amp site with a charge of $5 per day, whether your a member or not. The park closes Phase II for the season in October but Phase I is open year round. There are no frills except for a nice pool. We elected to extend our stay mainly due to the mild summer weather and would return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I was at the park at the same time as the person who wrote the prior review for July 2010. The reason the pool was closed is because earlier in the weekend someone's child defecated in the pool, causing them to close it to clean to make it safe for people to swim in. The fire pits have to be rented because they have lost many to people stealing them, and that is the reason they have so few to rent out. I did not see or smell any mold or mildew in any restroom I used throughout my stay. The restrooms were very clean and were cleaned quite often. The sites and roads are dirt and gravel because NACO/Thousand Trails believes in leaving the parks as natural as possible. If people didn't speed through the park the dust wouldn't be so bad. Yes the Internet is really slow and not available at the sites but at least it is free. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We are extremely disappointed that the facility doesn’t have built in fire pits and that rental units for $5 per night are not available. I spent all weekend on the wait list. The pool was closed pretty much the entire weekend from 7/30 – 8/1 in the later afternoon. The showers in the ladies room drain couldn’t keep up when more than 1 shower was in use, forcing people to stand in other peoples bath water. Lots of mold in both bathrooms from the lack of cleaning under benches, counters, sinks, etc. WIFI Internet was a joke at best. No connectivity in the park it’s self and in the lodge it was slower than using dial up. When checking in the clerk spent an extended period of time explaining how many sites didn’t have fully functional hook-ups. Seems it would be in the best interest of the park to fix them vs putting a black garbage bag over them. Lack of paved roads and lots create a lot of dust. Playgrounds are dirt vs play sand. We really don’t like the first come first serve process. I would prefer to pick a spot that I know is large enough for my trailer vs showing up and hoping for the best. On the plus side: Park is very quiet and lot size is nice. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Beautiful park that is mostly pull-through sites, with large grassy areas. Has very friendly staff, well kept-up grounds. The area offers lots to do between U.S. and Canada. We would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
A nice park in the Thousand Trails system. It is a typical Thousand Trails park...perfectly adequate but the facilities are a bit dated. This park does have nice large sites in Phase II. Phase I sites could be a bit cramped if the park were busy. There is excellent satellite reception in most of Phase II and some of Phase I. There is good cell and aircard reception. It is a real pretty "touristy" area with a water park, go-carts, and a number of waterfront restaurants withing 5 minutes. Be sure to check out Birch Bay State park about 10 minutes south of here. It is a very pretty state park with picnicking, bike riding, clamming, and etc. Again, it is a nice Thousand Trails park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A nice place to stay if you are visiting this area. We found phase II to be much nicer than phase I, and as with most Thousand Trails properties, the facilities are well worn and in need of much updating, but the sites were large and level and most were satellite friendly. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a membership park and we were very pleased with the management and staff. They are doing everything possible to make your stay enjoyable. The park has 2 sections, one side has many large trees that offer shade, the other is much more open and gives a clear shot for TV dishes. The roads are gravel as are the sites, our site was level and by the looks of the park, many others are too. The grass in between the sites was cut each week and each site had a table. I didn't care for the speed bumps they have in the roadway, but I suppose it helps with keeping the speeds down to the 5 mph. The area is worth visiting and this park is on our list of good to return to. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a membership park. We were there on our RPI membership. We really enjoyed our stay. The pull-through sites in Phase I would be pretty close when this place is full because they are four-site units. In Phase II the pull-throughs are in side-by-side pairs, which is not bad. The back-ins are spacious. Their (free) WiFi is available only in the lodge. They have a well-maintained book exchange. Big redwood trees in Phase I and around the perimeter of Phase II. You select your own site after you arrive. Staff was very pleasant and helpful. If they had 50 amp power and free WiFi through the park, I would have given it a 10. We camped here in a Motorhome.