A Guide to Exploring Damon Point and Other State Parks near Ocean Shores

State Parks

The Pacific Northwest is known for stunning scenery, and Ocean Shores on the coast of Washington is no exception. Guests who stay at The Polynesian Resort, located right on the beach, can enjoy breathtaking ocean views every day of their stay. There are plenty of ways to get out and explore the Washington nature that surrounds you, like on rental bikes on a hiking adventure. For some of the best views in Ocean Shores, explore Damon Point and other area state parks.

A Checklist of State Parks Close to Our Ocean Shores Resort

Ocean Shores is home to some great local parks perfect for a picnic lunch. There are also a number of state parks that are ideal if you’re looking to enjoy Washington nature while on an adventure.

Ocean City State Park

Enjoy birding or clam digging (if in season) when you visit Ocean City State Park. Soak in the sunshine as you relax on the ocean beach or explore the dunes and thickets of shore pine. You can drive on the beach during most seasons, so you don’t have to worry about hauling your beach gear from the parking lot.

Damon Point Natural Area

Located in the southeastern part of Ocean Shores, Damon Point Natural Area is a 61-area park. Walk along the one-mile strip of land to the end of the point as you take in views of Mount Rainer, the Olympic Mountains, and Grays Harbor.

Griffiths-Priday State Park

Griffiths-Priday State Park is the perfect place if you’re looking for a day spent by the water. This park has over 8,000 feet of saltwater shoreline on the Pacific Ocean while almost 10,000 feet of freshwater shoreline. Enjoy flying kites, digging for shellfish, or surf fishing.

Oyhut Wildlife Recreation Area

As part of the Johns River Wildlife Area, Oyhut Wildlife Area is not a typical state park. This area, managed by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, is maintained as a waterfowl habitat. You will need a Discover Pass to enter the park, known for wildlife viewing and hunting.

North Jetty

Found at the entrance to Gray’s Harbor, North Jetty is a great spot to enjoy harbor views facing Westport Light State Park. Watch the surf roll in or stroll along the beach on a shelling adventure.

Explore Washington Wildlife on an Ocean Shores Escape

From exploring Damon Point and other state parks to discovering nearby hidden gems, there’s no shortage of ways to wander the picturesque nature found throughout Ocean Shores. With so much to do and see, you need a comfortable place to call home, and that’s what you get when you stay at The Polynesian Resort.

This Ocean Shores resort has the perfect accommodation option for your next Washington trip, made up of condo-style suites and standard rooms. Stop by The Rusty Anchor Grill & Pub for a bit to eat before watching the sunset. If you’ve stayed with us before, be sure to find out about our Frequent Guest Program. Call 1-800-562-4836 to learn more about this program, our hotel, or current special offers.

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