Ocean Shores, WA

Travel Guide
North Jetty showing rocky coastline and a sandy beach
In this small town, visitors can relax and experience the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest.

Ocean Shores is small, with just 5,500 residents, but visitors will find plenty of things to do. The town is on a peninsula. Wake to a sunrise to the east over North Bay and Grays Harbor. Enjoy a busy day sightseeing and come back in time to drink a cocktail while watching the sun set to the west over the Pacific Ocean.The southernmost part of the peninsula is ironically the place to find the North Jetty. Park for free and roam the beach. Look for bits of bright sea glass rounded by the waves and brought to shore by tides. Head north along the 6 miles (10 kilometers) of beach and wade in the surf or build sand castles. In June, marvel at the kite flying that is part of the two-day Festival of Colors, an international stunt-kite festival that takes place on the city beaches and draws participants from around the world.Moving a half mile (800 meters) east, you’ll find Oyhut Wildlife Area. Bring binoculars and do some birding. You’re likely to find snowy plovers, herons, pheasants, pelicans and more in the 682 acres (276 hectares) of natural wetlands and tidal flats. On the eastern side of Oyhut, visit Ocean Shores Interpretive Center, with history and wildlife exhibits. Children will love the hands-on, interactive displays featuring snowy owls, sea otters and seals, the logging industry, whaling, predators and prey, fishing, ecology and sea creatures. There is even a display of a “person” made entirely from materials collected on the beach. There is plenty of free parking at the center, and there is no admission fee, but donations are welcome. Rent an eco-friendly electric boat and spend the day on the canal or Duck Lake that stretch along the interior of the peninsula, or venture into the harbor. Bring a picnic lunch, and plenty of sunscreen, and spend the day on the water. If you have time, drive just over three hours north to see Olympic National Park with views of 7,965-foot (2,428-meter) Mount Olympus and its surrounding glaciers.

The Canterbury Inn
The Canterbury Inn
2.5 out of 5
643 Ocean Shores Blvd. NW, Ocean Shores, WA, 98569
The price is $66 per night from Dec 4 to Dec 5
$66
per night
Dec 4 - Dec 5
Stay at this beach hotel in Ocean Shores. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a fitness center. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in our ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (765 reviews)
"We liked the cleanliness. There are a couple things we thought could be better in the layout. I would switch the positions of the dresser and the bed and not angle the dresser in the corner. It is more comfortable to sit it the chairs to watch TV"

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2022

The Canterbury Inn
Shilo Inn Suites Hotel - Ocean Shores
Shilo Inn Suites Hotel - Ocean Shores
2.5 out of 5
707 Ocean Shores Blvd NW, Ocean Shores, WA, 98569
The price is $138 per night from Dec 4 to Dec 5
$138
per night
Dec 4 - Dec 5
Stay at this beach hotel in Ocean Shores. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a beach locale. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in our reviews. ...
3.4/5 (1,171 reviews)
"I didn’t sleep well in the beds"

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2022

Shilo Inn Suites Hotel - Ocean Shores
Ocean Paradise Hotel and Resort
Ocean Paradise Hotel and Resort
3.5 out of 5
773 Ocean Shores Blvd. NW, Ocean Shores, WA, 98569
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The price is $69 per night from Jan 2 to Jan 3
$69
per night
Jan 2 - Jan 3
Stay at this 3.5-star beach hotel in Ocean Shores. Enjoy free WiFi, a beach locale, and a free casino shuttle. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful ...
3.6/5 Good! (1,001 reviews)
Review
"It was great. This hotel deserves more than a two star rating. It is very nice and clean and friendly staff"

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2022

Ocean Paradise Hotel and Resort
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Shorebirds Villas
Shorebirds Villas
3 out of 5
782 Ocean Court Northwest, Ocean Shores, WA, 98569
Stay at this 3-star villa in Ocean Shores. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a garden. Our guests praise the pool and the comfy beds in our reviews. Popular ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (105 reviews)
"This property was just what we needed for a short getaway to regroup. It was close enough to walk to the beach, it was quiet, it was very clean, and completely relaxing which is what we needed. In fact, we want to bring the kids back with us next time for a weekend family getaway."

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2022

Shorebirds Villas
The Grey Gull
The Grey Gull
2 out of 5
651 Ocean Shores Blvd NW, Ocean Shores, WA, 98569
Stay at this beach aparthotel in Ocean Shores. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and an outdoor pool. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in our reviews. ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (608 reviews)
Relaxing
"This place was more than I expected. Quiet, relaxing and very comfortable. Very cute and clean. Affordable. Will definitely come back and recommend to family and friends."

Reviewed on Nov 12, 2022

The Grey Gull
Sea Breeze Cottages
Sea Breeze Cottages
3 out of 5
131 Barnacle St, Ocean Shores, WA, 98569
Stay at this 3-star cottage in Ocean Shores. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a terrace. Our guests praise the bathrooms in our reviews. Popular attractions ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (189 reviews)
"These were lovely cottages. Clean and thoughtfully equipped with anything that could be needed. This is a place we will be staying again. I will be recommending these to family and friends."

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2022

Sea Breeze Cottages
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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