12 Jun 2017
A stay in one our of charming Seabrook Cottage vacation rentals would not be complete with a day trip to the beaches in Ocean Shores, WA! Less than 20 minutes south of Seabrook, the quaint town of Ocean Shores is best known for its serene views of the Pacific Ocean and an abundance of freshwater inlets. Try exploring these four beaches or just pick one and lounge for the entire afternoon. The beaches in Ocean Shores, WA, are perfect for a number of exciting outdoor activities. Dig for clams during the on-season, wander down the sand on a morning horseback ride, or fly your kite in the salty winds. While planning your trip to Seabrook, be sure to check out our Events and Things To Do pages to help you choose which activities best suit your getaway.
4 Beach in Ocean Shores, WA You Need to Visit
Ocean City State Park
Take advantage of the beautiful Ocean City State Park with beach access and four walking trails through the Ocean Shores wilderness. Two of the trails feature outdoor courts to play badminton, volleyball, and croquet. Do as the locals do and try clam digging during the on-season. Because this stretch of beach is technically considered part of the state highway, cars are allowed to roll up right on the sand and park.
Rock and shell collectors will love exploring Damon Point, an ideal spot to find agates, jaspers, and occasionally sea glass. Surrounded by the Pacific on three sides, Damon Point is also one of the best beaches in Ocean Shores for bird viewing. This stretch of sand is home to a number of nesting birds, including the rare snowy plover in the winter. If you’re looking to spot some rare fowls, this location is your best bet. You’ll encounter varieties of shorebirds, bald eagles, and possibly even harbor seals relaxing on the rocks!
Oyhut Wildlife Recreation Area
Near Damon Point, Oyhut Wildlife Recreation Area is another coveted spot for avid birdwatchers. Named an official Washington State Birding Trail by the Audubon Society, Oyhut is home to blue herons, pelicans, and more. Walk along the shore and take in the beauty of the surrounding wetlands and sand dunes. On a clear day, look across the ocean to witness a perfect view of Mount Rainier in the distance. Though there are no official trails here, this 683-acre park offers plenty of opportunities to discover Ocean Shores unique wildlife. Because no cars are permitted on this beach, you can expect a quieter, calmer atmosphere.
Though the ocean current makes it too dangerous to swim here, North Jetty is one of the most beautiful beaches in Ocean Shores. If you’re traveling with young children, a trip to North Jetty may be too dangerous as there are many rocks and the landscape is a bit wild. However, you’ll have an unparalleled ocean view from this stretch of undeveloped land dotted with driftwood.
Things to Do on the Beaches in Ocean Shores, WA
- Bird watching
- Flying Kites
- Horseback riding
- Campfire on the beach
Come Home to a Seabrook Cottage Rental
Exploring the beaches in Ocean Shores, WA, can be an exciting but exhausting day trip. Come back to one of our cozy cabins or luxurious homes and unwind. Opt for an oceanfront property, like our West Winds rental, and marvel at a West Coast sunset in the evening. Or, check out our pet-friendly Zinnia’s Cottage located directly on North Alder Park. Check our availability today! We can’t wait to make your Seabrook getaway a memorable one!