FAther’s Day: Stay at The Polynesian, play in Ocean Shores

Duck Lake, Ocean Shores
Trout Fishing in Ocean Shores on Duck Lake

Father’s Day is coming up June 16 and it’s time to start planning special Father’s Day fun. Start with a stay at The Polynesian Resort in Ocean Shores.  Find out how you can save up to 35% on all bookings before June 20.

Once you get the dialed in, you can add in any of these fun activities to enjoy special time with your go-to guy.

 Fishing on Duck Lake  

When you are thinking of quality time with your dad, fishing is always a can’t-miss activity   Duck Lake is located smack in the middle of town. The Lake is stocked regularly with Rainbow and Jumbo Rainbow Trout.   The City of Ocean Shores maintains and patrols two public boat launches. The first is at North Bay Park, near the center of town and the other at Chinook Park. Anglers can fish off the docks, embankments or launch their own vessels.  Both parks have ample parking, play areas, portable restrooms and are wheelchair accessible. Fishing licenses can be picked up in town at the Ace Hardware.  A one-day freshwater fishing license for residents is $15.69. No license required for 14 and under.

Go Golfing

Right across the street from The Polynesian Resort, you’ll find the Ocean Shores Golf Course, rightly deemed “challenging yet thoroughly fun to play.” Therefore, you should have a good time, regardless of your skill level. The front 9 holes weave through serene stands of lofty hemlock and spruce trees. The wider links-style back 9 holes will make you think you are in Scotland. For example, these links feature wide fairways, lined with beach grass and water.   Dad will love it.  Book your start time online.

Ride a Moped  

 Around town or on the beach, bombing along on Mopeds in Ocean Shores is a classic activity.  Rent them and head out to explore the town. From Affordable Mopeds.

Go Karting

He probably taught you to drive and still thinks he can teach you a thing or two.  See who laps who these days at Playtime Family Fun.  After that, you can check out other arcade style fun there and at the Pacific Paradise Family Fun Center

Take a bike ride

At this point, dad will probably be glad to know that Ocean Shores is mostly flat.  Easy for him to peddle therefore he’ll be able to share cycling stories from his youth.  Ask him about his first two-wheeler.  Bring your own bikes to the beach or rent them.

Soak in Pool & Spa

This refreshing heated pool and spa at The Polynesian Resort will lull dad to relax. Wind down with him and hear about the guy he was before you came along.

Pose for a great photo

Pick a special spot and create an image you’ll cherish for years to come.   For instance, pose for a photo on the beach at sunset, on a forest trail or near the jetty. Make a memory with dad.

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 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.

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!

Father’s Day: Spend time with dad.

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Father’s Day was established to honor all fathers, grandfathers, and father figures who have influenced your life.

Father’s Day is regularly observed on the third Sunday of June.  This year, it’s June 19, just about three weeks out.

Sure, you can send a card, buy him tools, gadgets or a new polo shirt, but you know that dad really wants is to spend time with you.

Why not surprise him with a trip to Ocean Shores and a stay in an ocean front room at The Polynesian?   Reserve your room today, or order gift certificates for a future stay.

Father’s day was first noted in June, 1910 in Spokane, Washington at the YMCA.     Sonora Smart Dodd told her pastor she thought fathers should have a day of recognition, like Mother’s did.   She was inspired by her own father who raised six children as a single parent.   Her pastor agreed as did his colleagues.  On the third Sunday in June, 1910, “sermons honoring fathers were presented throughout the city.”

 Despite several initiatives, including merchant-driven efforts that were greeted with some cynicism, it took several decades for Father’s Day to be fully recognized.  President Lyndon B. Johnson issued the first presidential proclamation honoring fathers, in 1966, designating the third Sunday in June as Father’s Day.    Six years later, the day was made a permanent national holiday when President Richard Nixon signed it into law in 1972.

History aside, father’s are critical and spending time with the men in your life who matter is a great tradition to uphold.

Razor Clam Festival this weekend; its clammin’ time!

Perfblog clamectly timed with this  weekend’s Ocean Shores Razor Clam Festival, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) has approved the opening at Mocrocks and Copalis beaches for clam digging!

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

March 18, Friday, 4:15 p.m.; 0.7 feet; Mocrocks, Copalis
March 19, Saturday, 5:07 p.m.; 0.5 feet; Mocrocks, Copalis
March 20, Sunday, 5:50 p.m.; 0.4 feet; Mocrocks, Copalis

Concurrently, beachgoers can attend the 10th annual Ocean Shores Razor Clam Festival, with plenty of fun-family events scheduled Friday-Sunday, March 18-20 at the Ocean Shores Convention Center.

The marquee happening at the festival is the clam chowder cooking competition. Local  restaurants compete for the title of “Best Clam Chowder on the Pacific Northwest Coast.” Amateur chefs compete for the title of best homemade clam chowder.  It’s a fun and spirited competition, that allows patrons to do plenty of sampling.

Additionally, the three-day festival will feature live music, other artisan foods,  an auction of decorated clam guns/shovels, cooking demonstrations, and for kids,  mechanical shark rides, face painting and even ponies to pet and ride.

The huge, heated pool, spa and sauna at The Polynesian is also a treat for families, too!

It’s a perfect kick off to spring on the coast!

Rooms are nearly sold out for this weekend,  but call ahead for later in March when the WDFW is expected to confirm additional clamming dates.

These dates should be  confirmed next week:

March 25, Friday, 8:31 a.m.; 0.7 feet; Mocrocks
March 26, Saturday, 9:06 a.m.; 0.6 feet; Mocrocks
March 27, Sunday, 9:42 a.m.; 0.7 feet; Mocrocks

Stay up to speed here:  http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/shellfish/razorclams/.

 

Feb 19-20 Clam Digging Set Ocean Shores

Pacific Razor Clam

Pacific Razor Clam

State shellfish managers have proposed two days of razor clam digging in February at Copalis beach in Ocean Shores.

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) has tentatively scheduled a dig on evening tides for Friday, Feb. 19 and Saturday, Feb. 20, with final confirmation to be announced about a week earlier.

Specifically:

  • Feb. 19, Friday, 4:33 p.m.; 0.0 feet, Copalis
  • Feb. 20, Saturday, 5:17 p.m.; -0.1 feet, Copalis

The WDFW identifies Copalis Beach from the north jetty at the mouth of Grays Harbor to the Copalis River.

Recreational digging for razor clams is truly a family sport. It can be enjoyed by children and senior citizens alike.  With its family-friendly, apartment-style accommodations, The Polynesian Resort in Ocean Shores is a favorite destination for clam diggers.

All you need to have some fun on the beach is a clam shovel or specialized tube, a bucket or container to put your clams in and most importantly, a clam license.   When low tides occur at night, you’ll benefit from a lantern or flash light, too.

All diggers age 15 or older must have an applicable 2015-16 fishing license to harvest razor clams on any beach.  Licenses can be purchased on line or at various retailers,  including the Ace Hardware in Ocean Shores.

Comprehensive information about razor clams, from updates on tentative digs to how-to advice on digging and cooking, is available at wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/shellfish/razorclams/.

 

 

Great Idea! Gift Certificates to The Polynesian

An easy Top-Places-to-Spend-Christmas-at-the-Beach-acc9f7dc290f406eaec629eac8b5a0c2to give and sure to please gift for just about anyone on your list is a getaway to The Polynesian Resort, in Ocean Shores.

“It’s a perfect gift for us to give to our grown kids and their families,” said recent guests, Holly and Jim, from Longview.   “They love it. They can use the gift certificates any time of the year, and we don’t have to worry about getting our grandkids more stuff that they really don’t need.”

Holly says she puts a lot of creativity into wrapping The Polynesian gift certificate in a large package.  She’ll add items the family can use during their getaway, like big beach towels, sand GiftCertGraphictoys, and flashlights.

In addition to lodging gift certificates at The Polynesian Resort, certificates can also be purchased for dining at our onsite restaurant, Mariah’s, Ocean Shores’  most popular dinner spot.  Mariah’s features tasty, family-dining with a complete menu from fresh seafood and choice steaks, to burgers, salads, desserts and nightly specials, too.  Dining at Mariah’s is a special compliment to everyone’s stay at The Polynesian.

Gift certificates don’t expire, so the recipients can use them any time of the year. To purchase your gift certificates, call 1-800-562-4836.  Certificates can be mailed to you or directly to the recipient.   It’s one gift that will not be returned!