Happy Thanksgiving!

Celebrate Thanksgiving, the holiday of family, friends, and gratitude in a spacious oceanfront suite at The Polynesian Resort in Ocean Shores.   Cook in or dine out. Then walk off your dinner with a refreshing stroll along wide, sandy beaches just steps from your room.  Or, you can always just relax in the saltwater pool and spa.

Veterans Day

Veterans Day is an official United States holiday which honors people who have served in armed service.  Veterans Day annually falls on November 11. This day is the anniversary of the signing of the armistice of WWI.  In 2020, the holiday will fall on Wednesday.  Government offices and banks are closed on Veterans Day.

 

Halloween

If traditional trick-or-treating isn’t your thing, no worries! Spend Halloween in Ocean Shores relaxing at The Polynesian Resort.  Enjoy beachfront accommodations, fireplace rooms, private balconies and all the amenities of Ocean Shores’ favorite getaway!

Summer Fun Things to Do in Ocean Shores

Summer fun in Ocean Shores means kite flying

Flying kites at Ocean Shores

 

There are so many fun things to do during summer in Ocean Shores once you check into a spacious room at The Polynesian Resort.   

Drop your bags. Summertime fun is just around the corner. What to do first?  

With The Polynesian Resort as your home base, there are several family-friendly ways to get out and play in and around Ocean Shores.  From the start, you’ll be reminded of the carefree days of the past, when you enjoy all the things there are to do in summer in Ocean Shores with your own kids.   

On the beach in Ocean Shores

From The Polynesian Resort, stroll over the sand dunes to the beach.  Or if you to need to haul more gear than you want to carry, consider driving over.  Ocean Shores is one of the few places in Washington where you are allowed to park your vehicle on the beach.  Classic beach fun includes building a sand castle, flying a kite, tossing a Frisbee, strolling, jogging or just relaxing on the sand.  

Surfing attracts the most adventurous.  You can take lessons and rent a board wet suit from local experts.  You can also ride horses along the shoreline seven days a week all summer long.  Zip along the water’s edge on Fat bikes or mopeds, all rentable. 

Around the Lake

Ocean Shores is beautifully inviting for all members of the family. The town is surrounded by 23 miles of freshwater canals, with the Pacific Ocean to the west and easily accessible trails.  Wildlife abounds. The waterways are ideal for kayaks, canoes, paddle boards and birdwatching.  You can fish off several public docks.

Around Town

Guests to Ocean Shores often feel nostalgic for earlier days. That’s because a visit to the arcades and shops around town make you feel like a kid again.  Have fun playing a round of mini-golf, racing your kids around a go-kart track or bowling. After that, you can enjoy an ice cream cone as you browse around unique stores, like Sharky’s gift shop.  Nearly every guest to Ocean Shores has stopped there at least one time for a photo-op and to browse.  You enter through the mouth of a giant shark. Once inside, its a treasure trove of collectibles including toys, stuffed animals, t-shirts and a vast selection of salt water taffy. 

Summertime in Ocean Shores is about relaxing and having fun with the people you love.  

When you stay at The Polynesian Resort, you can enjoy spacious condo-style accommodations with full kitchens, an indoor pool, and game room.  Next door, at The Polynesian Resort’s private park, kids can romp around lush green lawns and playground while enjoying a picnic or BBQ.  And, who doesn’t enjoy a great game of tetherball?

At The Polynesian Resort in Ocean Shores, summertime is made for fun. 

Summer fun in Ocean Shores with family on the beach.

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.

For Mom, natural beauty & a unique vibe

Mom relaxing on the Washington coast
Take mom to the beach and just watch her relax

Sure, summer is around the corner, but there’s no reason to wait to plan a trip to The Polynesian Resort in Ocean Shores.

Spend some time with the miracle-worker who loves you more than anything in the world. Reserve an oceanfront room or suite and just watch Mom relax. Or purchase a gift certificate for a later stay. She won’t say so, but you’ll be her favorite. Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 12.
fresh water surrounds Ocean Shores

Natural Beauty Abounds

Ocean Shores is surrounded by 23 miles of freshwater canals, with the Pacific ocean to the west.  Therefore, wildlife abounds.  Freshwater fishing is plentiful.  The waterways are ideal for kayaks, canoes, paddle boards, and bird watching.  Bring your dog for a stroll along the 1.2 mile Weatherwax Trail around Duck Lake, amid 120 acres of old growth forest.  Or, venture ocean side for miles of sand dunes and flat, accessible beaches.

A Unique Vibe

Ocean Shores mopeds

Ocean Shores is distinctive. In other words, you can find adventures that are unique to Ocean Shores. For one, you can park your car on the beach, entering from five separate access points.  Therefore, it’s easy to load up your car with a picnic and gear for a day of play.   In addition, you can rent mopeds for a ride on the beach or try out an electric fat tire bicycle.  Afterward, go bowling, race the kids around a go-kart track or play mini-golf.  Discover surf shops, seafood restaurants and a boardwalk perfect for strolling at sunset. There’s something for everyone in Ocean Shores.

The Polynesian Resort offers the only condominium-style accommodations oceanfront in Ocean Shores. That means spacious 1 and 2 bedroom units with full kitchens. Amenities include continental breakfast, free Wi-FI and an incredibly inviting indoor pool with spa and sauna.

Call today. Save up to 35%

If you book your stay before June 20th, you can save up to 35%. Call today to reserve your oceanfront room or suite and find out about other special lodging deals, 1-800-562-4836. Excludes Memorial Day weekend. Other restrictions may apply.

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.

Ocean Shores Electric Boat company.Image result for electric boat ocean shores

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.

Rent Mopeds to ride oNo automatic alt text available.n the sand and through town!   Two companies, Apollo Mopeds and Affordable Mopeds, can hook you up with the best rides and knowledge
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!

 

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