Ocean Shores - Grays Harbor

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Ocean Shores - Grays Harbor - "Fun Beach"

Ocean Shores is a family beach destination on the northern side of Grays Harbor WA, located 2.5 hours from Seattle in the southwestern corner of Washington State. It has 6 miles of sandy beaches on the Pacific Ocean, and two freshwater lakes. There are plenty of activities in Ocean Shores, such as bike and moped rentals, horse back riding and kite flying.

Things to do at Ocean Shores

  1. Pacific Paradise Family Fun Center is perfect for kids and teens, with bumper boats, 70+ arcade games and a 36-hole miniature golf course [767 Minard Avenue Northwest, Ocean Shores].
  2. BJ's Family Fun Center is another great option for kids and teens, with miniature golf, arcade games, and bumper cars [752 Point Brown Avenue Northeast, Ocean Shores].
  3. Ocean Shores Kites sells a wide selection of kites, frisbees and accessories, great for an afternoon on the beach!  [759 Point Brown Ave, Ocean Shores]
  4. This & That Moped Rentals offers 4-person peddle bikes, and moped rentals [748 Ocean Shores Boulevard NW].
  5. The Gray's Harbor National Wildlife Refuge provides a unique experience to witness a spectacular annual bird migration in early springIn late April to early May, millions of arctic shorebirds descend on the Grays Harbor National Wildlife Refuge to rest and feed, before continuing north to their breeding grounds
  6. The Ocean Shores Intepretive Center has eductional exhibits on local wildlife; including a new habitat room, expanded outdoor exhibits, children's area and an eagle's nest [1013 Catala Avenue Southeast, Ocean Shores].
  7. Damon Point State Park is at the mouth of Grays Harbor, with a 1-mile walk along a dramatic surf beach to Damon Point, the most southeastern tip of the Ocean Shores PeninsulaThe wild beach at Damon Point State Park is the perfect place to get away from it all

Lodging, hotels, inns, vacation rentals in Ocean Shores

Review the table at the bottom of the page for a full section of lodging in Ocean ShoresSome popular options include:

  • The Collins Inn
  • Grey Gull Ocean Shores
  • The Sands Ocean Shores
  • Nautilus Ocean Shores
  • Judith Ann Ocean Shores
  • Lighthouse Inn Ocean Shores

Travel TipIf you have more time, consider visiting the Olympic National Park further northLake Quinault is 47 miles northeast from Ocean Shores, and is a great day trip

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We went down on the Sunday

We went down on the Sunday before Labor Day - beautiful weather - that night fireworks on the Beach - great family fun - lots of kites flying, kids running, dogs running - folks chasing the waves. Love the Ocean waves but maybe a little cold ?

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