Ocean Shores and The Polynesian Resort ~ the Perfect Pair for Cold Wintry Weather and Clams!

Create a tradition with your family and friends.

  Reserve your two to three day outing and settle into your comfortable and spacious beach-side suite at The Polynesian Resort.

Ocean Shores and the surrounding beaches are home to some of the best Razor Clam digging on the West Coast. You need to look no further than Grayland, Ocean City, Copalis Beach, Seabrook, Pacific Beach and Moclips to harvest your limits of this unique coastal delicacy. Check the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife website for open dates in November and December  http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/shellfish/razorclams/current.html

This family fun activity has tasty dividends that families and friends can enjoy together. Plus, the incredible scenery and sunsets can’t be beat!

   

 

Then after you catch your limit! Bring your bounty back to your cozy and comfortable suite at The Polynesian and feast on your bevy of Clams! What a better way to celebrate Winter!

 

WINTER FANTA-SEA CRAFT SHOW

Ocean Shores Convention Center   November 24th thru 26th

Handmade crafts & arts from over 70 vendors! 
Dale’s Lavender Valley will be at the Ocean Shores Convention Center along with 70 arts and crafts booths – just in time for the holidays! Featuring lots of NEW products!
Gift ideas ranging from wonderful stocking stuffers to great hostess gifts, as well as delightful holiday gifts for everyone.

FESTIVAL HOURS
Friday, November 25th: Noon to 5 PM
Saturday, November 26th: 10AM to 5 PM
Sunday, November 27th: 10 AM to 3 PM

For more information call: (360) 289-9586

Ocean Shores and the Polynesian Resort – surrounded by the natural beauty of the Northwest

The Beach

Whether you’re in boots or barefoot, the sandy beach at Ocean Shores is perfect for digging clams (seasonal/low tide), searching for treasure, or watching a storm roll in to shore. Fly a kite, go for a seaside run, or gaze at a night sky brimming with stars it’s all yours just outside the Polynesian Resort

Across the Harbor

At the North Jetty, just south of the Polynesian Resort, you can take in views of the shipping channel and historic Westport across the bay, featuring one of the west coast’s tallest lighthouses!

Offshore Waters

Deep-sea, surf, and freshwater fishing are all close at hand. For freshwater fishing, try Duck Lake or any of the inland canals’ 23 miles of fresh water, navigable, interconnected waterways.

Surf fishing is best near the North Jetty or at Damon Point State Park (near the marina). Waters off the State Park are also the best places to go crabbing. 

Catch a charter boat in Westport for deep-sea fishing adventures if you’re after salmon, tuna, halibut, or other bottom fish. (seasonal)

Natural Beauty and Wildlife

There’s nothing like fresh air, exercise, and exploration amid the natural beauty and wildlife surrounding Ocean Shores. A few miles north, the Lake Quinault Valley is home to many nationally recognized giant trees. This unique ecosystem has more than 15 maintained trails and uncountable vistas at every turn.

East of Lake Quinault, explore the 11,961-acre Colonel Bob Wilderness area and wonder under an evergreen canopy, surrounded by ferns, moss and lichens.

For the Birds

Ocean Shores is one of the premier bird watching sites in the Northwest. From waterfowl to migratory birds, predators to prey, you’ll marvel at the action and diversity. Be sure to visit Damon Point (also known as Protection Island) for a chance to see the Snow Plover, Peregrine Falcon, and Brown Pelican.

It’s all here… just steps away from the Polynesian Resort!

Upcoming Events
July

4th of July Fireworks – July 4th

Beach Blast

Bikers At The Beach

Ocean Shores Triathlon & Footfest

Sun & Surf Motorcycle Run

August

Woof-a Thon

Body and Soul Festival

Fun Fly in Ocean Shores

September

Whale of a Quilt Show

Old Fashioned Labor Day Picnic and Paddle-a-Thon

Arts & Crafts Festival

 

The Beach is Good for Your Brain

You know that overall feeling of peace that you experience when you’re at the beach?

It’s for real.  Scientists are are now referring to it as “blue space.”  Fresh smells and the sound of the rolling ocean calm your brain.  And, the way your brain reacts to that environment leaves you happy, relaxed and energized.

Experiencing refreshing blue space at the beach is like hitting a reset button for your brain.

Reduce stress. Water is nature’s cure to the stress of life. So whether you jump in for a swim or dip your toes in the water, you’re sure to experience a feeling of relaxation.

Boosts creativity.  If you’re in a rut, blue space allows you to clear your head.   The calmness allows you to tune everything else out and reflect on what you need to resolve, allowing you to approach problems or projects with a fresh perspective.

Reduce feelings of depression. The calming environment of the beach provides some relief to feelings of depression. The hypnotic sound of the waves can clear your mind in a safe space away from the chaos of daily life.

Is it time for you to “reset”?  Call The Polynesian Resort today!

Great Razor Clam Season Continues Easter Weekend

Image result for ocean shoresState shellfish managers have approved razor clam digs this weekend at Copalis and Mocrocks in Ocean Shores.

Copalis and Mocrocks Beaches will open on alternating mornings:

  • April 14, Friday, 9:18 a.m., 0.1 feet; Mocrocks
  • April 15, Saturday, 9:55 a.m., 0.3 feet; Copalis
  • April 16, Sunday, 10:36 a.m., 0.5 feet; Mocrocks

Pending favorable testing, upcoming digs are also scheduled for Ocean Shores beaches:

  • April 27, Thursday, 7:55 a.m., -1.5 feet; Mocrocks
  • April 28, Friday, 8:42 a.m., -1.8 feet, Copalis
  • April 29, Saturday, 9:32 a.m., -1.7 feet; Mocrocks
  • April 30, Sunday, 10:24 a.m., -1.3 feet; Copalis

With roomy, apartment style suites, The Polynesian is the perfect place to stay during your visit to Ocean Shores.

All diggers age 15 or older must have an applicable 2017-18 fishing license to harvest razor clams on any beach. Licenses, ranging from a three-day razor clam license to an annual combination fishing license, are available on WDFW’s website at https://fishhunt.dfw.wa.gov and from license vendors around the state.

Sunday Easter Egg Hunt for Adults too!

 

Easter egg hunting is not just for kids in Ocean Shores.  After the kids go in waves,  based on age, adults will be able to join the hunt at the annual Ocean Shores Firefighter Association Easter Egg Hunt. The Easter Egg Hunt starts at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Ocean Shores Elementary School. All ages are welcome.

(Photo credit: North Coast News).

Electric boats, mopeds & horses! Getting around Ocean Shores.

Spring break means family-fun in Ocean Shores.

From Go-Karts and mini-golf to flying a kite or fresh-water fishing, every family has its own traditions that make spending time together memorable.

This spring break in Ocean Shores, why not try something new?  There are several unique attractions that you might want to add to your list of fun things to do.

Ocean Shores Electric Boat company.Image result for electric boat ocean shores

Ease quietly along scenic stretches of fresh water lakes and canals to spy on otters, geese, deer and other wildlife, traveling in a 21’ covered Duffy cruiser.   The electric boats let you tour the interconnected water ways providing an entirely different view of Ocean Shores.  You can captain your own boat with on-the-spot lessons and a map, or sit back and let their captains lead the way. www.oselectricboat.com/

 

Zip around the beach and in town.

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to have you zipping around in no time.  It’s a great way to tour the area.  If you prefer to peddle, you can also rental beach cruisers surreys.

 

Horseback riding on the beach.

 

Experience the beauty of the Pacific Ocean from the comfort of a saddle astride a gentle and friendly horse.  Two ranches provide guided horse back riding excursions along the Image result for images ocean shores horsebeaches of Ocean Shores.   Contact either Honey Pearl Ranch or Chenois Creek Ranch.   Both outfitters are now operating weekends, weather permitting and will be open daily in June.  From beginners to experienced riders, age 7 and up can join the fun.

 

Finish the day with a stay at a beach front condo at The Polynesian Resort, with a dip in our pool, spa or some fun in our own game room! Stretch out in our roomy suites and simply  unwind!

Enjoy your break!

 

More Dates Announced for Razor Clam Digging on Ocean Shores Beaches

More digging dates have been announced for March and April on Ocean Shores’ beaches.

It’s great news for guests of The Polynesian Resort, who can schedule stays while taking advantage of special spring room rates.clam-girl

Diggers should be aware that only one beach – either Mocrocks or Copalis – will be open each day of the upcoming dig.  No digging is allowed on open beaches before noon.  And, the best digging typically occurs one to two hours before low tide.

WDFW also has tentatively scheduled a four-day dig on morning tides that alternates open days between Mocrocks and Copalis beginning March 30. Final approval of that dig depends on the results of an upcoming toxin test.

Tentative razor clam digs in March and April:

  • March 30, Thursday, 8:58 a.m.; -0.6 feet; Mocrocks
  • March 31, Friday, 9:47 a.m.; -0.6 feet; Copalis
  • April 1, Saturday, 10:40 a.m., -0.5 feet; Mocrocks
  • April 2, Sunday, 11:39 a.m.; -0.1 feet; Copalis
  • April 13, Thursday, 8:43 a.m.; 0.0 feet; Copalis
  • April 14, Friday, 9:18 a.m.; 0.1 feet; Mocrocks
  • April 15, Saturday, 9:55 a.m.; 0.3 feet; Copalis
  • April 16, Sunday, 10:36 a.m.; 0.5 feet; Mocrocks
  • April 27, Thursday, 7:55 a.m.; -1.5 feet; Mocrocks
  • April 28, Friday, 8:42 a.m.; -1.8 feet; Copalis
  • April 29, Saturday; 9:32 a.m.; -1.7 feet; Mocrocks
  • April 30, Sunday, 10:24 a.m.; -1.3 feet; Copalis

Final approval of future digs will be confirmed by the Washington Dept of Fish & Wildlife.

Under state law, diggers at open beaches can take 15 razor clams per day and are required to keep the first 15 they dig. Each digger’s clams must be kept in a separate container.

All diggers age 15 or older must have an applicable 2016-17 fishing license to harvest razor clams on any beach. Licenses, ranging from a three-day razor clam license to an annual combination fishing license, are available on WDFW’s website at https://fishhunt.dfw.wa.gov and from license vendors around the state.

 

March clam digging dates & more in April

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The Washington Fish & Wildlife Department has announced seven more dates for clam digging in March, along with 12 more tentative dates in April.

It’s great news for guests of The Polynesian resort, who can schedule stays while taking advantage of discounted spring room rates.

Here’s the dates

  • March 9, Thursday, 4:28 p.m.; -0.1 feet; Mocrocks
  • March 10, Friday, 5:13 p.m.; -0.3 feet; Copalis
  • March 11, Saturday, 5:54 p.m.; -0.3 feet; Mocrocks,
  • March 12, Sunday, 7:31 p.m.; -0.1 feet; Copalis,
  • March 24, Friday, 5:01 p.m.; 0.5 feet; Mocrocks
  • March 25, Saturday, 5:44 p.m.; 0.2 feet; Copalis
  • March 26, Sunday, 6:24 p.m.; 0.0 feet; Mocrocks

Copalis beach includes Ocean Shores, Oyhut, Ocean City and Copalis areas while Mocrocks includes Iron Springs, Roosevelt Beach, Seabrook, Pacific Beach and Moclips. Maps of the beaches can be found on WDFW’s razor clam webpage at http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/shellfish/razorclams/current.html

Starting at the end of the month, clamming digging season will switch to morning tides.

  • March 30, Thursday, 8:58 a.m.; -0.6 feet; Mocrocks
  • March 31, Friday, 9:47 a.m.; -0.6 feet; Copalis,
  • April 1, Saturday, 10:40 a.m., -0.5 feet; Mocrocks,
  • April 2, Sunday, 11:39 a.m.; -0.1 feet; Copalis
  • April 13, Thursday, 8:43 a.m.; 0.0 feet; Copalis
  • April 14, Friday, 9:18 a.m.; 0.1 feet; Mocrocks
  • April 15, Saturday, 9:55 a.m.; 0.3 feet; Copalis
  • April 16, Sunday, 10:36 a.m.; 0.5 feet; Mocrocks
  • April 27, Thursday, 7:55 a.m.; -1.5 feet; Mocrocks
  • April 28, Friday, 8:42 a.m.; -1.8 feet; Copalis
  • April 29, Saturday; 9:32 a.m.; -1.7 feet; Mocrocks
  • April 30, Sunday, 10:24 a.m.; -1.3 feet; Copalis

 

 

 

11 days of clamming, winter rates & sunshine, too!

Razor clam diggers can look forward to a five-day opening beginning this Friday, Jan. 27 at Copalis beach in Ocean Shores, overlapping with three days of digging at Mocrocks beach nearby.

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) approved the opening on evening tides, detailed below.

Eleven days of clam digging is great news—especially when guests to The Polynesian can take advantage of special winter season rates now.

Guests who stay The Polynesian can take advantage of two specials through March 31, depending on dates of stay.   Stay 3 nights (including the weekend) and just pay for 2.  Or, Stay 2 nights for the price of 1 (Sunday-Thursday).  Just call to make your reservations.

It’s a great time for a relaxing visit to the majestic Washington coast.   More good news is in the weather forecast.  The sun is expected to make an extended appearance on Saturday with mild temps in the 50’s.  Friday, though partly cloudy, is expected to be dry.

Rain or shine, with huge apartment-style suites, a sparkling indoor pool and game room, there’s plenty to do.

See you at the Poly!

 Approved dates for clamming digging on Ocean Shores Beaches:t_map_beaches

Jan. 27, Friday, 6:26 p.m.; -0.5 feet; Copalis;

Jan. 28, Saturday, 7:01 p.m.; -0.6 feet; Copalis;

Jan. 29, Sunday, 7:37 p.m.; -0.5 feet; Copalis, Mocrocks;

Jan. 30, Monday, 8:13 p.m.; -0.3 feet; Copalis, Mocrocks;

Jan. 31, Tuesday, 8:50 p.m.; 0.2 feet; Copalis, Mocrocks.

Feb. 7, Tuesday, 3:53 p.m.; -0.1 feet; Copalis, Mocrocks;

Feb. 8, Wednesday, 4:46 p.m.; -0.6 feet; Copalis, Mocrocks;

Feb. 9, Thursday, 5:33 p.m.; -0.9 feet; Copalis, Mocrocks;

Feb. 10, Friday, 6:16 p.m.; -1.0 feet; Mocrocks;

Feb. 11, Saturday, 6:57 p.m.; -0.8 feet; Mocrocks;

3 Day Weekend Dovetails with 3 Days of Clamdigging

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With schools closed Monday in observance of the Dr. Martin Luther King holiday,its a great time to head to the Washington coast and for some family-friendly clam digging.

Friday through Saturday digs have been approved for Ocean Shores Beaches, dovetailing nicely into the long weekend.

 Date

Day

Time

Low Tide

Beaches Scheduled to be Open

Jan. 13, Friday 7:17 p.m. -1.4 feet Copalis, Mocrocks
Jan. 14, Saturday 7:59 p.m. -1.0 feet Copalis, Mocrocks
Jan. 15, Sunday 8:40 p.m. -0.4 feet Copalis, Mocrocks

If you are new to clam digging, the Washington State Fish & Wildlife Department has created a great “how-to” page with a nifty video, Digging Razor Clams with Kids in Washington.

Since The Polynesian provides the only apartment-style lodging in Ocean Shores, its the perfect place to stay, providing full kitchens and plenty of room for you,  family and friends to relax.  Besides the spacious ocean front rooms and suites, you can enjoy the sparkling indoor pool and spa and game room. Just steps to the beach, there’s always plenty to do!

Right now, you can take advantage of special seasonal rates too:  stay three nights, pay for two.

Looking ahead, WDF&W has also set aside five more dates for clamming on  Ocean Shores at the end of the month:  Friday-Tuesday, January 27-31, 2017.

So make reservations now for winter adventures on the Washington coast.

 

 

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