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!

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).

5 Great Reasons to Book an October Stay at The Polynesian.

What’s not to love about the quiet time along the majestic Washington shoreline?

Here are five great reasons to plan a fall getaway to The Polynesian Resort in Ocean Shores.

poly-still-photo-suite181. Unbeatable Fall Rates. The longer you stay, the more you’ll save, with discounts up to 25% off, now through Oct. 27.  The coastal weather in October is typically mild, the summer crowds are gone and you can enjoy great room rates in the apartment-style condos at The Polynesian Resort. Call to get the best rates, 1-800-562-4836.

2. Huge rooms. Our apartment-style units are roomy, providing lots of space for couples or families.  Snuggle up by the ocean front fireplaces or break out a fiesta of board games or play charades.  You can even bring the dog.  With full kitchens,  you can create your favorite meals or snacks anytime.

3. Mariah’s Sunday Breakfast Buffet.   The locals know it and you should, too.  Mariah’s restaurant offers the best Sunday breakfast buffet on the coast, featuring eggs, bacon and sausage, of course, but also crepes, French toast, fresh fruit and a selection of yummy pastries. All for just $11.95.  The restaurant is open for dinner daily with Happy Hour specials starting from 4:00 to 6:00 pm.

4. Clam digging a Go, Oct 14-16. The Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife has greenlighted three days of clam digging on Ocean Shore’s Copalis Beach, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 14-15.  (Get details or stay up to date on any changes here).

5. Celtic Music Festival, October 18-23    More than 100 musicians and 35 bands will light up Ocean Shores with music, dance, workshops and fun for six days, Oct. 18-23, during the huge Celtic Music Festival.  Raise a glass and cheer the Irish, Scot and Celtic performers that will have you tapping your feet and dreaming of the Emerald Isle.  New this year, festival goers can purchase an all-access, all venue VIP pass for just $125, allowing them to by-pass regular entrance lines.    SPECIAL:   Book a three night stay at The Polynesian during the festival and you could receive a free VIP pass. Quantities are limited. Call for details.

So, make your plans now for a Fall getway to Ocean Shores!

 

Great Room Rates Available Now at The Polynesian Resort

Unwinding in Ocean Shores

Unwinding in Ocean Shores

Sure, the end of summer can be a disappointment for some, but for others, it provides a new reason to visit Ocean Shores.

The coastal weather in September and October is typically mild, the crowds are gone and best of all, you can enjoy great room rates in the apartment-style condos at The Polynesian Resort

What’s not to love about quiet time on the majestic Washington coast?

Here’s some Autumn specials you can book today, for Sunday through Thursday stays:

  • Stay 1 night and save 15%
  • Stay 2 nights and save 20%
  • Stay 3 or more nights and save 25% off.

These discounts are only available by calling 1-800-562-4836.  Discounts are valid now through October 27, 2016.  Discounts apply to standard published rates and cannot be combined with other discounts, promotions or group bookings.

You’ll find more amenities at The Polynesian Resort than any other hotel in Ocean Shores, including a sparkling-clear indoor heated pool, indoor spa and sauna, game room and private park.

And, there are plenty of trails through the oceanfront sand dunes to the six miles of Ocean Shores’ expansive beach.

So, get out your calendar and ink a few days to unwind at The Polynesian Resort in Ocean Shores.

Ocean Shores Beach Blast: Get in the Games!

Beach Blast

 

Summer 2016 marks the debut of the Ocean Shores Beach Blast, three weekends of family-friendly competitions and more.

It starts with vendors, music and food at the convention center, during each of the first three weekend in July.

The competitive events follow over the next two weekends.

The weekend of July 9-10 will be highlighted by The Fourth Hangover, Ultimate Disc. For those who haven’t played, Beach Ultimate is five-person team sport played with a flying disc.   It is played in the sand, in an area about half the width of a football field, with an end zone at each end. The object of each team is to score a goal by having a player catch a pass in the end zone that they are attacking.

A huge Beach Volleyball Tournament will be held on July 16-17.  Registration is open to teams of 2 and 4 players; Men, Women, and Co-ed in Adult and Youth Divisions.    The amateur and open divisions will compete in age groups of U-12; U-14, U-16, U-18 and Adult.

All the rules and registration information can be found on the Beach Blast Web Site.

Sounds like fun and another great reason to book a stay at The Polynesian Resort, Ocean Shores’ favorite hotel!

Sunshine & Special Mother’s Day events in Ocean Shores

DSCF1188If you haven’t made plans yet, this will be a great weekend to celebrate Mother’s Day at The Polynesian Resort in Ocean Shores.

First of all, the weather calls for sunny, and dry days, perfect for enjoying the miles of beaches just over the dunes from the Poly, the only apartment-style lodging in Ocean Shores.   When you make room reservations, be sure to include reservations for Sunday’s Mother Day’s brunch at Mariah’s Restaurant onsite.   An annual tradition, the special brunch menu features mouthwatering specials like eggs Benedict, honey- baked hams, fresh pastries and fruit.

Other weekend events include the 9th annual Youth Fishing Derby on Saturday and a Shoppin’ at the Shore Festival on both Saturday and Sunday.

Registration for the Youth Fishing Derby on Duck Lake starts at 7am at the North Bay Park on Saturday, May 7.   Kids 17 and under can compete, trying to lure trout from the recently stocked lake.   The free event runs from 8am to 1pm, with opportunities to fish from several boats, docks or off the banks.   Prizes will be awarded for the biggest fish caught.  There will also be a kiddie fishing area up for youngest fishermen and women.  The event is sponsored by the Elks Club.

Both Saturday and Sunday, you can wander through the Shoppin’ at the Shore Festival at the Ocean Shores Convention Center. Over 70 vendors will be on site, offering a variety of goods to browse.

Of course, check with your mom!  She might prefer some downtime in an ocean view room or time in the Poly’s sparkling indoor pool and spa.

There’s lots of ways to make a Mother’s Day memory with your mom and family at The Polynesian in Ocean Shores!  Call today to reserve your favorite room.   Or, if you can’t get away, you can purchase gift certificates for another time!

 

Two days added to Copalis (Ocean Shores) Razor Clam Digging Season

State shellfish managers just announced two additional days of razor clam digging, for Monday and Tuesday,  April 25-26.

Lucky for guests of The Polynesian Resort, those dates fall during our 50% off room rate promotion.  Clam diggers are encouraged to make reservations early.

Dan Ayres, WDFW coastal shellfish manager, said the department added the additional days of digging at Copalis, which were not originally included in the list of tentative digs previously announced by the agency.  He said, the dig was added after catch estimates indicated that there are still clams available for harvest to allow for two weekday openings at the beach.

Ayres recommends that diggers arrive at the beaches an hour or two before low tide for best results. However, digging is not allowed on any beach after noon.

  • April 25, Monday, 9:18 a.m.; -0.2 feet;  Copalis
  • April 26, Tuesday, 9:56 a.m.; -0.1 feet; Copalis

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.

It’s another great reason to visit The Polynesian Resort in Ocean Shores!