19 Ways to Enjoy Autumn in Ocean Shores & Special Fall Rates

Ocean Shores has 23 miles of canals inviting for kayaks, canoes, and stand up paddle boards.

After one long hot summer, few places are as inviting as an Autumn escape to the Central Washington coast.  In the interest of full disclosure, it would be wise to pack a favorite sweatshirt or jacket for cooler days and nights.

Here are 19 ways for you to get refreshed and recharged in Ocean Shores this Fall.
  1. Breathe fresh salt air
  2. Stroll the beach and sand dunes
  3. Hike lakeside trails
  4. Watch the tide roll in and out
  5. Take a surf lesson (rent a board and wetsuit)
  6.  Freshwater fishing
  7. Look for wildlife
  8. Dips in the sparkling pool & spa
  9. Kayak
  10. Take a long bike ride
  11. Play a game of catch. Or tag. Or toss a Frisbee
  12. Jog
  13. Go-karts with the kids
  14. Two words: arcade fun
  15. Cruise around on a moped
  16. Standup paddleboard on the canal
  17. Tetherball anyone? Play in the private park at The Polynesian
  18. Ride an electric boat around the canals
  19. Sleep with the window open

Fall Getaway: The Longer You Stay, the More You Save!
Stay one night, get 10% off.  Stay two nights, get 20% off.  Stay three nights and ge5 30% off.   This offer is valid any days now through November 18.

Roomy Condominium Accommodations

The Polynesian Resort is one of the most popular resorts along the Central Washington Coast.  It features roomy, condominium accommodations.   There’s plenty of room for family and friends.  Full kitchens are available. The Polynesian also provides free continental breakfast each morning except Sundays when you can enjoy a sumptuous breakfast buffet at Mariah’s Restaurant.

Amenities include a sparkling indoor pool, sauna, and spa.  Check availability online.

 

Family-Fun in Ocean Shores, Washington

What’s on your family-fun bucket list?

If you come to Ocean Shores, you can be sure to find memory-making adventures for everyone in your family.

Honey Pride Stables provides horses for beach rides in Ocean Shores

 

Natural Beauty

Ocean Shores is beautifully inviting for all members of the family. The town is surrounded by 23 miles of freshwater canals, with the Pacific ocean to the west.  Wildlife abounds.  Freshwater fishing is plentiful.  The waterways are ideal for kayaks, canoes, paddle boards and birdwatching. On the coast side, you’ll find miles of flat accessible beaches, perfect for kite flying, beach combing, and lounging.

A Unique Vibe

Ocean Shores has a unique vibe.  For one, you can park your car on the beach,  entering from five separate access points. Families love to load up their picnics and gear for a day of play, especially on July 4th when the sky is filled with colorful fireworks. You can also rent mopeds to ride on the beach or try out an electric fat tire bicycle.  Or visit Honey Pearl Farms or Chenois Creek Horse Rentals for a horseback ride along the sand.

Go Play!

The attractions in town are extremely inviting for families with kids.  After a day on the beach, you can go bowling, race the kids around a go-kart track or play mini-golf.  Discover surf shops, seafood joints and a boardwalk perfect for strolling at sunset. Certainly, a kid-friendly stop is the destination souvenir shop you enter through the mouth of a giant shark.   Appropriately known as Sharkey, nearly every visitor to Ocean Shores stops there at least one time for a photo or to select a treasure to take home.

Ocean Shores is the place to come to just relax and have fun with the people you love.

Ocean Shores means summer for many Washington families.

See why. Stay at The Polynesian Resort and enjoy spacious condo-style accommodations with full kitchens, an indoor pool, game room and private park.

There’s plenty to do!

 

 

Sunny & 60’s: Ideal Weather Forecast for The Polynesian Resort in Ocean Shores

Bright days forecast at The Polynesian in Ocean Shores.

The forecast for Ocean Shores looks ideal

In the days ahead, you’ll find relief from the forecast heat inland at The Polynesian Resort in Ocean Shores.  While temperatures in urban areas will creep up in the 80’s and 90’s—too hot for most folks–you can stay cool on the Central Washington coast.

At The Polynesian Resort, the forecast calls for sunny, bright days, in the comfortable mid- 60’s.  The weather looks perfectly inviting all the way through for the weekend of the annual Sand and Sawdust Festival presented by Five Start Dealerships.   

 

Sunny forecast on the horizon

These are perfect days for beachcombing, riding bikes, hiking nearby trails or fishing from many lakes and streams.   Or, you can check out special events all summer long in town and at the Ocean Shores Convention Center.

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Chainsaw carving at Ocean Shores

Sand and Sawdust Festival, June 22-24

The annual Sand & Sawdust Festival combines three days of events around the unique art forms of chainsaw carvings and sand castle building.

Twenty-eight amazing carvers will create nearly 100 unique chainsaw sculptures to be auctioned each day.  You can watch the artists at work, then purchase your favorite creations.  Professional and semi-pro chainsaw carvers from Argentina to Texas, Minnesota and the Northwest will demonstrate their skills. The Friday and Saturday the program includes the audience favorite  “quick carve” event.

Sandcastle building workshops will be held at the convention center. Resident sand artist, Doug Orr, will build a sandcastle and provide free daily sand building workshops for the entire family.  With your new skills, you can head to the beach and build your own magical creations.

Then, on the beach, Justin The Circler will give guided instruction, teaching the ancient of sacred geometry through sand mandalas. Justin is a naturalist, philosopher, mathematician, inventor, carpenter, and artist.  He will guide you as you create your own symmetric designs or just freestyle creations in the Ocean Shore sand.

Sacred geometry sand mandalas

Lessons, tools, and plenty of sand await you for an experience you will not soon forget.  Free lessons will begin at 1pm, Friday-Sunday.   Your creations will last until the tide comes in.

Make memories every time you visit Ocean Shores.

Book your room at The Polynesian Resort, ocean front in Ocean Shores!

 

 

Sunny and 70: Celebrate Mother’s Day The Polynesian with Brunch at Mariahs

Celebrate Mother’s Day with a getaway to The Polynesian in Ocean Shores

Celebrate Mother’s Day weekend at The Polynesian Resort in Ocean Shores where the forecast calls for sunny and 70 degree days.

There are lots of ways to make a Mother’s Day memory with your mom and family at The Polynesian in Ocean Shores.

The Polynesian is Ocean Shores’ premier ocean-front condominium resort offering a variety of spacious suites.

It’s perfect for strolling miles of beaches, just over the dunes.

Or, maybe mom would prefer to relax in the Polynesian’s huge indoor pool and spa.

If mom likes the outdoors, why not give a pair of binoculars and set out exploring with her?  Ocean Shores hosts some of the most amazing bird migration sites around the globe, drawing birders from around the world each spring.  Learn more about locations and share sightings and information at www.ebird.org.

 When you book your stay at The Polyesian, be sure to include reservations for Sunday’s spectacular Mother Day’s brunch at Mariah’s Restaurant onsite.   Mother’s Day Brunch at Mariah’s is a tradition for locals and visitors alike.

The Mother’s Day brunch buffet menu at Mariah’s Restaurant is peerless.  From honey-baked hams and salmon to Eggs Benedict, cheese blintzes, smoked bacon, jumbo sausages, chicken in artichoke cream sauce and fresh fruit and salads–all followed by a decadent dessert table.  There’s not a better brunch along the coast line!

Reservations are recommended.  Brunch is served from 10am to 2pm dining.  Adults are $24.95; seniors   $19.95.  Children under 10, $13.95.  Call 1-360-289-3315.

You can also purchase gift certificates for lodging stays at The Polynesian.  Perfect for mom to receive now and redeem in the future for a precious and well-earned getaway!

 

Volunteers Welcome! CoastSavers to Clean Shoreline

CoastSavers volunteers. Many hands make light work.

You can join the CoastSavers clean up this weekend and enjoy an outing to Ocean Shores.

Gather up friends and family, walk the shore and lend a hand. The weather looks mild and promising for the annual spring event.

Every April Washington CoastSavers, its partners, and volunteers join forces to clean plastics and debris from the beaches. Governor Jay Inslee has declared Saturday, April 21 as “Washington Coast Cleanup Day.”

Spring is an important time for people to respond to get the plastics and other garbage off the beach and out of circulation.  In winter, debris arrives, getting trapped high on shore, on rocks and in sand.  In summer, the opposite happens and waters tend to move debris offshore.

But no matter where you live or what kind of work you do, marine debris is a human problem.

Marine debris is trash that somehow ends up in the ocean.  It could be a plastic water bottle you threw away several months ago – not at the beach, but at your home.   Maybe it blew out of your garbage, landed in a nearby waterway, and floated out to the coast. Now it’s degrading and poisoning coastal wildlife and releasing its toxins into the food chain.

Or maybe a commercial fishing boat lost some gear during a winter storm. Now it’s floating around out there, damaging coastal fisheries and pointlessly killing everything that gets caught.

The Washington Coast Clean up is part of an International effort to clear debris from the shorelines.

Register in advance and find out more about the beach clean up in Ocean Shores.