Our first boondocking experience in our LTV Unity didn’t go as planned

After leaving our Thousand Trails Oceano campsite we continued south and into Oregon across the Astoria bridge. If you’ve ever seen The Goonies then you would recognize this bridge. It’s much longer than I expected and there was a wind advisory in place which made going across the tallest part a little dicey for Tim’s nerves!

But we made it and continued on down the coast to Seaside where we would be camping for the night at a trailhead. Well, that’s what we’d hoped but recently some “No overnight camping” signs have sprung up so we opted to continue down the coast to Cannon Beach and got a campsite at Cannon Beach RV Resort.

The resort is on the other side of 101 than the actual town itself but it’s not a far walk or cycle if the weather is good. It was pouring rain the entire time we were there so we just stayed on site. When I went down to check us in I noticed the general store had hot chocolate sachets and bags of marshmallows available so of course I grabbed some.

We didn’t get to see much of the resort before it got dark but what we did see looked neat and tidy. The restrooms have a keypad lock, as does the pool & spa lodge. We didn’t end up using the restrooms but we did avail ourselves of the hot tub for a soak and it was lovely and warm.

As the wind picked up we headed back to the RV, made hot chocolates, and settled in with a Christmas movie as the windstorm continued outside. In the morning we woke up to find the campsite very wet; apparently, we got almost 7 inches of rain overnight! Thankfully we were heading out so a wet campsite was no big deal. On our way out we got diesel from the resort and it was a comparable price with the surrounding area which was nice. The lady who pumped for us told us about a few potential closures further down 101 which was handy as we didn’t know it could close due to flooding.

If you’re in the Cannon Beach area definitely check out Cannon Beach Resort, it’s run by the town so the prices are decent and you’re still close enough to the town to enjoy it.

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