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!

 

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!

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.

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!

 

Celtic Music Festival: Like St. Paddy’s Day, only bigger and better!

Derek Warfield and The Young Woleftones

Derek Warfield and the Young Wolfetones are among the hundreds of musicians who will entertain the Celtic Music Festival in Ocean Shores.

It’s the largest celebration of Irish, Scottish and Celtic Music in the Northwest!

An eclectic mix of Irish bands, choirs and dancers hailing from throughout the United States, Canada and, of course, Ireland, will provide the entertainment at the 13th Annual Celtic Music Festival in Ocean Shores venues, Oct. 18-23.   

More than 100 musicians and 35 bands will perform at three venues in town.     Family-friendly events are held daily at the Ocean Shores Convention Center while those 21+ can enjoy performances at the Galway Pub and 8th Street Ale House.

The Polynesian Resort is proud to be a lodging sponsor of the Celtic Music Festival, offering special discounts to music loving guests who call to book rooms during the festival.   The Polynesian, with apartment-style accommodations, is the perfect place to unwind between events.

Among this y125.JPGear’s headliners are Derek Warfield and The Young Wolfe tones and Celtica Pipes Rock.

Derek Warfield is one of the great Irish ballad singers.   He is the long-serving front man, a charismatic   performer, a historian, and writer of songs who cares passionately for the Irish song tradition.    All of Derek’s grandparents shared a common Irish patriotic spirit that he eagerly sought to be part of and understand.

Celtica Pipes Rock offers entertainment quite in contrast.  Hailing from Vienna, the group showcases their unique sound of power rock with blazing bagpipes and mighty drums accented with fire juggling and flamethrowers.

Dozens of other performers are scheduled, including other notables such as the Molly Malone Irish Dancers, the Sons of Malarkey and Bellow Bridge

Celtic imports will also be available at throughout the event.

If you aren’t Irish when you get here, you will want to be before you leave!

Ticket prices vary by day and by venue.   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.   Bonus:  the VIP pass will also come with beverage and food scrip, plus a 50% discount on a festival T-Shirt.   

For a detailed schedule and ticket pricing, click here.

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