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. 

 

 

   

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

 

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.

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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.

 

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;

Clam Digging: Fill your Buckets for the New Year!

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Razor clam diggers can mark the year’s end with digs scheduled Dec. 30 and 31 at Copalis and Mocrocks beaches in Ocean Shores.

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) approved the two-day dig after marine toxin tests confirmed the clams on those two beaches are safe to eat.

“Diggers can fill their buckets just in time for the new year,” said Dan Ayres, coastal shellfish manager for WDFW.

The best digging typically occurs one to two hours before low tide, said Ayres, noting that digging is not allowed at any open beach before noon.

The upcoming dig is approved on the following beaches, dates and evening low tides:

  • Dec. 30, Friday, 7:22 p.m.; -0.4 feet; Copalis, Mocrocks
  • Dec. 31, Saturday; 7:57 p.m.; -0.4 feet; Copalis, Mocrocks

Book your room now for a stay at The Polynesian.   If you can’t make it for New Years, there are 19 additional dig dates scheduled now in January and February.  And, be sure to ask about seasonal specials with rates starting at $87 per night.

Proposed razor clam digs, along with evening low tides and beaches

 

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
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
Feb. 12, Sunday 7:34 p.m. -0.5 feet Mocrocks
Feb. 24, Friday 5:21 p.m. -0.1 feet Copalis, Mocrocks
Feb. 25, Saturday 5:58 p.m. -0.3 feet Copalis, Mocrocks
Feb. 26, Sunday 6:34 p.m. -0.4 feet Copalis, Mocrocks

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.

 

 

The Gift of Not Giving

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What if nobody gave kids presents, but instead gave them gifts? The gifts of experience, adventure and more importantly, familiarity. 

More and more bloggers are asking this question as adults race around trying to find the next great toy or latest techno gizmo for their kids.

This year, why not give your friends and family the gift of special moments together during a coastal escape to The Polynesian Resort in Ocean Shores?

Any time of year, the roomy, apartment-style accommodations at The Polynesian Resort are ideal for groups, family gatherings and extended stays.   With our sparkling and inviting indoor pool, spa and game room, there’s always lots of indoor fun.

But its outside where kids and adults can really unwind. Bring binoculars for nature viewing or bird watching.  Let your kids dream up their own adventures on the sandy beaches, nearby dunes or our private park,  running,  romping, and finding secret hiding places. Without other distractions, sticks, mud, water, rocks and room to roam are all they need for fun.

Call today to order holiday gift certificates for The Polynesian and Mariah’s Restaurant.

Year-round, a stay at the The Polynesian Resort on the majestic Washington coastline is a gift worth giving.

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