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!
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!
4th of July Fireworks – July 4th
Bikers At The Beach
Ocean Shores Triathlon & Footfest
Sun & Surf Motorcycle Run
Body and Soul Festival
Fun Fly in Ocean Shores
Whale of a Quilt Show
Old Fashioned Labor Day Picnic and Paddle-a-Thon
Arts & Crafts Festival