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Ocean-Shores is a city and peninsula in Grays Harbor County, located along the central Pacific Coast of Washington. The population was 3,836 as of 2000 census. The Ocean Shores peninsula is six miles long and is bordered by the Pacific Ocean and Grays Harbor. Aside from the picturesque ocean beaches, visitors enjoy two freshwater lakes, twenty-three miles of canals and other scenic natural areas surrounding the city. While the six miles of sandy ocean beaches are the main attraction, there is much more to do. More than 250 species of birds are found during the year and deer roam the city neighborhoods. There is exciting entertainment, family activities, plenty of lodging choices, restaurants and shopping and golf. Beachcombing is a fun activity for the whole family, where you'll likely find sand dollars, cockleshells, agate rock and beautiful driftwood. Kite flying on the Ocean Shores beaches is another fun thing to do, plus horseback riding is also allowed on the beaches. Other activities include surf fishing, clamming, hiking, biking or simply relaxing on the shore, watching another gorgeous west coast sunset, as the sun sinks below the horizon. If the weather is foggy or cold, no problem, as the Ocean Shores area is home to many art galleries, museums, bowling, arcades and other indoor entertainment, too.

Surrounding areas: Westport, Washington (6.3 mi), Copalis Beach, Washington (9.6 mi), Pacific Beach, Washington (10.6 mi), Moclips, Washington (18.3 mi), Lake Quinault, Washington (37.1 mi)

Ocean Shores Vacation Rentals

Ocean Shores Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Best Western Lighthouse Suites Inn491 Damon Rd NWOcean Shores, WA (360) 289-2311
Canterbury Inn The LLC643 Ocean SHRS Blvd NWOcean Shores, WA (360) 289-3317
Comfort Inn & Suites829 Ocean Shores Blvd NWOcean Shores, WA (866) 289-9003
Days Inn Ocean Shores891 Ocean Shores BlvdOcean Shores, WA (360) 289-9570
Holiday Inn Express685 Ocean SHRS BlvdOcean Shores, WA (360) 289-4900
Quality Inn773 Ocean SHRS Blvd NWOcean Shores, WA (360) 289-2060
Quinault Beach Resort And Casino78 State Rt 115Ocean Shores, WA (360) 289-9466
Ramada Inn Ocean Shores845 Ocean Shrs Blvd NWOcean Shores, WA (360) 289-7700
Shilo Inn Suites Ocean Shores707 Ocean Shores Blvd nwOcean Shores, WA (360) 289-4600
Mariners Cove Inn303 Ocean AveWestport, WA6.4 mi.(360) 268-0531
Red Lion Inn Aberdeen521 W WishkahAberdeen, WA15.7 mi.(360) 532-5210
Guesthouse Inn & Suites701 E HeronAberdeen, WA16.3 mi.(360) 537-7460
Hi-tide Ocean Beach ResortMoclips, WA18.3 mi.(360) 276-4142

Ocean Shores Weather & Climate

West-Central Washingtion, along the coast, has mild summers and cold, wet winters. Severe storms hit Washington's coast during the winter, bringing heavy rains, strong winds, and high waves. Storms blow in about 70 to 100 inches of rain per year, the heaviest precipitation in the U.S. Coastal storm winds regularly top 40 miles per hour. During the summer, fog often moves in along Washington's coast. As the Pacific High, an area of high pressure, cools off over the Pacific Ocean, low stratus clouds form. At night, these clouds move inland as fog. This fog often burns off by mid-day, giving way to sunshine and pleasant temperatures.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 46°F 37°F 9.79 in. -
February 49°F 38°F 8.40 in. -
March 52°F 39°F 7.24 in. -
April 56°F 42°F 4.98 in. -
May 60°F 46°F 3.38 in. -
June 63°F 50°F 2.32 in. -
July 67°F 53°F 1.30 in. -
August 68°F 53°F 1.50 in. -
September 67°F 51°F 2.89 in. -
October 60°F 45°F 6.12 in. -
November 51°F 40°F 10.30 in. -
December 46°F 37°F 10.47 in. -

Ocean Shores Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Bowerman airport (HQM) located about 10 miles east of Ocean Shores in Hoquiam, Washington, Sanderson Field (SHN) located approximately 50 miles east of Ocean Shores in Shelton, Washington, the Astoria Regional airport (AST) located roughly 57 miles south of Ocean Shores in Astoria, Oregon, the Olympia airport (OLM) located around 59 miles east of Ocean Shores in Olympia, Washington, the Chehalis Centralia airport (CLS) located about 59 miles southeast of Ocean Shores in Chehalis, Washington, and finally the Bremerton National airport (PWT) located approximately 74 miles east of Ocean Shores in Bremerton, Washington.

Ocean Shores Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Puyallup FairPuyallupWA88.9 mi.
Wild Waves and Enchanted VillageFederal WayWA89.9 mi.
Water Parks
Wild Waves Water ParkFederal WayWA89.9 mi.
Golf Courses
Ocean Shores Golf CourseOcean ShoresWA 
Willapa Harbor Golf CourseRaymondWA28.6 mi.
State Parks
Chance A La Mer State ParkWA1.8 mi. 
Oyhut State ParkWA2.5 mi. 
Ocean City State ParkWA3.9 mi. 
Westhaven State ParkWA5.4 mi. 
Westport Light State ParkWA6.0 mi. 
Twin Harbors Beach State ParkWA8.9 mi. 
Griffiths-Priday Ocean State ParkWA10.8 mi. 
Grayland Access State ParkWA12.4 mi. 
Grayland Beach State ParkWA13.8 mi. 
South Beach State ParkWA14.4 mi. 
Pacific Beach State ParkWA15.8 mi. 
Leadbetter Point State ParkWA27.0 mi. 
Lake Sylvia State ParkWA27.2 mi. 
Willie Keils Grave State ParkWA31.7 mi. 
Pacific Pines State ParkWA33.1 mi. 
Schafer State ParkWA33.7 mi. 
Loomis Lake State ParkWA37.9 mi. 
Pacific County Historical Society and MuseumSouth BendWA27.1 mi.(History)
World Kite MuseumLong BeachWA43.2 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Columbia River Maritime MuseumAstoriaOR56.5 mi.(History)
Zoos and Aquariums
Point Defiance Zoo and AquariumTacomaWA82.8 mi.
Northwest Trek Wildlife ParkEatonvilleWA89.5 mi.
The Seattle AquariumSeattleWA96.0 mi.
Woodland Park Zoological GardensSeattleWA96.0 mi.

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