Some say you haven't really experienced the beach until you've dug for clams. Others enjoy days with activities as diverse as canoeing, sea-kayaking, bird-watching, biking, hiking, kite-flying, massage, and more photo opportunities than you can imagine.
And as evening arrives, you might want to build a beach fire, gather family and friends.
– Clam digging is an activity you can do right on the beach by yourself or with the whole family! It is loads of fun and best of all - you have something to make for dinner that night! See the link for the official dates and tides on the Washington State Dept. Of Fish & Wildlife website.
– Waves crash on offshore sea stacks, sea otters lounge in the kelp beds, and bald eagles careen overhead while perching high in the brooding Sitka spruce - it's the remote wilderness beach at Olympic National Park. To get here you've hiked 3 miles from Lake Ozette through the dripping temperate rain forest. So why aren't your shoes soggy? Trails to both Sand Point and Cape Alava follow a wonderful wooden boardwalk nearly the entire way. $15 per vehicle; 360/565-3100.
– On July 9-10, 2011 Ocean Shores offers ½ Iron, Olympic, Sprint, and Kids Triathlons on Saturday, and half marathon, 5 & 10k runs on Sunday.
– The Quinault Indian Reservation has a reputation of one of the best fisheries on the West Coast. With rivers open all year under normal conditions, you have a chance to either make the trip yourself or join local fishing guide Robert Thomas. So what are you waiting for?