8 Sep 2020
One of the big perks of staying in Seabrook is being able to day-trip to some great locations less than an hour away. A favorite of Seabrook-ites & guests is the crescent shaped beach at Damon Point. Damon point is a half-mile wide stretch of natural land that juts 1 mile out into the ocean. On a clear day, Damon Point boasts views of Mt. Rainier & the Olympic Mountains. If you look closely (south), you can watch large fishing vessels make their way into the Westport Marina, the largest marina on the outer coast of the Pacific Northwest. Damon Point is a popular spot for bird watching, as it is one of very few remaining nesting sites of the Snowy Plover. Not looking to bird watch? Find Deer, Coyotes, Seals, Eagles, Herron, Rabbits, Owl & Osprey as well.
Damon Point is an incredible place to spend the day but many visitors neglect to explore the beach on the harbor side of the point. This area is a particularly great place to set up chairs or let the kids play as there isn't a fast ocean tide constantly crashing into the beach. Wherever you decide to spend your day at Damon Point, make sure to keep an eye out for unique shells and agates!
Things to know:
- Damon Point does not have a public bathroom. There is a portable restroom at the main entrance to the park, but there is not other accomodations inside the park.
- There aren't many restaraunts or stores nearby, so if you plan to spend the day exploring, make sure to bring snacks or plan for a lunch trip back to Ocean Shores or Oyhut Bay for some food!
- The sand at Damon Point is soft and barefoot friendly, however, there are lots of adventures to be had in areas with tall vegetation and driftwood to climb over, so be sure to bring approptiate footwear.
- Although dogs are allowed in some of the park, there are designated areas where dogs are not allowed. These areas are where Snowy Plover nesting sites are. If you plant to bring your four-legged friend, please be respectful and stay in the designated dog-friendly areas.
Most importantly, have fun exploring the great Pacific Northwest!