Even though Ocean Shores feels like a quiet beach escape, it attracts over 4,000,000 visitors a year.

That’s a lot of people who have discovered the secret we’ve known all along! Just a couple hours drive from the Seattle and Portland metro areas, Ocean Shores offers miles of driftwood-strewn beaches, plentiful wildlife, razor clams, kite flying, sand castle building, biking, canals to paddle and fish… and more on the “The Natural Side of Ocean Shores.” We offer you a brand new “Walkable Village”!

Surprise yourself… delight yourself… pay us a visit soon!


Oyhut Bay is located at the south end of the Ocean Shores peninsula, less than a ten minute drive (or 15 minute bike ride), from the Ocean Shores town center. With over 4,000,000 visitors each year, Ocean Shores has firmly established itself as one of the Northwest’s most treasured recreation destinations. It has become a part of the legacy of millions of families. There are few destinations that offer such a rich texture, woven of both relaxation and activity. Along its miles of shoreline, the recreation opportunities are nearly endless. Here are some of the highlights, followed by a few of our favorite links.

Beach Combing

Enjoy miles of sandy Pacific Ocean beaches. Perfect for kite-flying, sand castle building, razor clamming, surf wading, beach fires and long walks!

Beach Drives

The west side beaches are open to automobiles (actually a part of the Washington State highway system). In addition to the novelty of driving on the beach, this is a boon for seniors and others who may have mobility issues, opening the beaches to many who otherwise wouldn’t have a chance to enjoy them.


The six-mile Ocean Shores peninsula is FLAT and laced with 120 miles of well maintained, lightly traveled roads. Enjoy the easy pedal, the scenery and quiet of smooth, peaceful beaches for off-roading.


Nearly every species of migratory bird visits the Oyhut Wildlife Recreation Area each year!

Clamming on the Beach

Great Food

Enjoy a large selection of eateries, bars and bistros, from fresh fish and chips to family-friendly fine dining.

Events and Activities

Over the course of the year, enjoy everything from Razor Clam digging to Kite Flying to Chain Saw Carving events. Ocean Shores hosts dozens of events each year, appealing to a wide variety of interests.

Horseback Riding

Take a nice canter along the foamy shoreline or explore a wooded trail. Bring your steed to saddle up at one of the local stables or rent a horse by the hour for a guided ride. WARNING: the combination of ocean breezes and being on horseback can be addictive!

Getting Down to Business

Ocean Shores 30,000 square foot convention center hosts a variety of events and festivals throughout the year.