Ocean Shores Things to Do, Ocean Shores activities and attractions. Tourism drives this area in Washington State which is rich in local recreation and natural beauty.
There are a TON of things to do in Ocean Shores WA! Make Ocean Shores your home base for an extended Olympic Peninsula vacation. Add the town of Westport WA to your Ocean Shores activities list, which is nearby on the south shore of Grays Harbor. Aberdeen and Hoquiam are just 30 minutes to the east.
Additionally, you're close to the Olympic National Park! Just one hour to the north is the Quinault Rain Forest. Utterly captivating and other-worldly, the temperate rain forest may convince you to add a few more days to your itinerary.
Port Angeles WA is just 3 hours north at the top of the Olympic Peninsula. Go whale-watching, or drive up to Hurricane Ridge for some snow-capped, clear-aired beauty.
Ocean Shores Visitor Information Center
120 West Chance a La Mer NW, Ocean Shores, WA 98569
Hours: Mon-Fri 10am - 4pm, Sat 10am - 3pm, Sun 10am - 2pm
Have any questions, or need guidance or suggestions? Check in with the Ocean Shores Visitor Information Center. Please call ahead, as their open hours may be impacted by Covid.
Coastal Interpretive Center
1033 Catala Avenue SE, Ocean Shores, WA 98569
Hours: Sat-Sun 10a-4p, Mon 10a-2p. Hours can vary so check their website.
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Wonderful exhibits of wildlife, rocks, shells, shipwreck stories with photos, lectures, and a nature trail winding through coastal forest and wetland. If you’re a history buff, they’ll also provide you with the history of Ocean Shores and the area. This is a great family stop. Tours are available with docents or self-guided. Donations accepted.
Moclips Museum of the North Beach
4658 WA-109, Moclips, WA 98562
Hours: Sat-Sun 11a-4p. Closed Mon-Fri. Local history and displays.
18 miles (29 km) and 30 minutes north of Ocean Shores on Hwy 109 is the small village of Moclips. And in this village is a remarkable museum chronicling the details and history of this remote corner of the USA.
Ocean Shores beaches are open to motor vehicles. Drive onto any of these beaches, park, and play on the sand and in the waves.
All of these beaches involve beautiful long stretches of smooth sand, views westward to forever, and the ability in many cases to either camp nearby or have a bonfire and picnics on the beach. On nice days the beaches are absolutely gorgeous!
Ocean Shores Beach Access Points (links will take you to Google Maps):
Ocean City Beach Access Points:
Moclips Beach Access Points:
Ocean Shores North Jetty
E. Ocean Shores Blvd. SW, Ocean Shores, WA 98569
At the very southernmost tip of the northern peninsula sits this stellar ocean viewing spot. Park your car at the North Jetty Public Parking lot, and then enjoy a stroll on the beach and out onto the North Jetty. Imagine storm-watching from here!
As always, be alert on the jetty¾rogue waves can crash over rocks unexpectedly.
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Damon Point Trail (Protection Island), Ocean Shores, WA 98569
Google Map for Damon Point Trail
Access via Discovery Avenue SE at the tip of Point Brown in Ocean Shores WA. Fishing, wildlife, birding, beachcombing, walking.
Didn't bring a kite? No worries, lots of amazing kites are available right here in Ocean Shores.
Ocean Shores Kites. Two Locations:
Hours: Everyday, 11am - 6pm
Wow, choices in kite styles and skill levels are endless; you're sure to find the perfect kite for you or your family. Also beach toys, parts and repair, even lessons on kite-flying.
Ocean City State Park
148 WA-115, Hoquiam, WA 98550
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Beachfront recreation, clamming, birding, year-round camping. Requires a Discover Pass.
Visit the Ocean City State Park for beachy fun. Day-use or camping. Located just south of the WA-109 on WA-115. This is a beautiful long stretch of beach with a nearby campground.
Griffiths-Priday Ocean State Park, Benner Rd., Copalis Beach, WA 98535
This is a BIG state park. Explore and go birding on the “Copalis River Spit,” a huge sand bar on the ocean side of Copalis River as it empties into the Pacific. Getting there: From Highway 109 heading north, turn left (west) on Benner Road and go 1 block. The parking lot is on the right side of the road. Requires a Discover Pass.
Strolling the beach here is a wonderful Ocean Shores things to do.
Shop at Sharky’s
695 Ocean Shores Blvd NW, Ocean Shores, WA 98569
Hours: Every day 10am - 7pm
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Clothes, hats, toys, books, branded with Ocean Shores or Sharky's motifs. If you’re into sharks, you’ll find a LOT to love in this souvenir shop.
What other Ocean Shores things to do are there?
Check the official Ocean Shores Tourism website for additional ideas that may excite you: https://tourismoceanshores.com/