Ocean Shores is Washington state’s most popular seaside retreat, and it’s no wonder—it’s set along a 30-mile stretch of beaches on a peninsula dangling in the Pacific Ocean. Ocean Shores Inn & Suites sits just a five-minute walk from the sand. Views at the hotel are of an adjacent championship golf course.
Nifty in-room amenities: Each one-bedroom condo comes with a fully equipped kitchen.
Go cruising: Onsite bike rentals make getting around town a breeze.
Take a dip: The outdoor pool stays open all summer long.
Ocean Shores, Washington: Endless Beaches and Links-Style Golf
In July and December, high tide is a dramatic event on Point Brown peninsula, the skinny landmass in coastal Washington home to Ocean Shores. At those times of year, monster waves capable of reaching 12 feet in height pound the surf with a deafening roar. During the winter, bundled-up storm watchers gather to see 100-mile-per-hour winds whip the sea into a frenzy.
Of course, things are usually a lot calmer in this seaside resort town. At Ocean Shores Golf Course, the only furor you’re likely to see is from players who lose golf balls in the thick rough of the links-style back nine. And with some 30 miles of beaches—some of them reachable only on foot—Ocean Shores offers plenty of quiet spots to relax and soak up the gorgeous Pacific Northwest scenery.