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City of Ocean Shores 2017-2019 Collected Data

July 21, 2020

sunsetFor several years we have collected data regarding our city, businesses, and industry it helps us understand quickly how our City is trending on an overall basis. I hope you find this helpful. Click to learn more.

Ocean Shores sits on a 9.3 square mile peninsula at the mouth of Grays Harbor, the only deep-water port on the Pacific coast north of San Francisco. The community has nearly 6,000 residents. Developed in the 1960’s, Ocean Shores is one of Washington’s most popular retirement and resort destinations.

Ocean Shores’ six miles of sandy beaches extend north another fifteen miles, to Moclips. The City has twenty-three miles of interconnecting lakes and canals, plus scenic bayside properties. Over 1,300 overnight accommodations are available. Most are on the ocean, with fireplaces, swimming pools, spas, and full kitchens. The Convention Center hosts numerous meetings and public events year around.

Recreational opportunities include world-class bird watching, exploration of our 1,226 acre Oyhut Wildlife Recreation Area and Protection Island, year around festivals, fresh water, salt water and surf fishing, clamming in season, whale watching, camping at Ocean City State Park, kite flying, sandcastle building, horseback riding on the beach, beachcombing, boating, a casino, and every visitor’s favorite pastime—simply walking on the beach. With 120 miles of streets, exploring Ocean Shores is quite an adventure whether by car, bicycle or one of the many rental mopeds or pedal vehicles. Wildlife is abundant, and viewing deer, blue heron, seals, pelicans, etc., from just a few feet away is common. Enjoy our eighteen hole championship golf course, intriguing shops and restaurants.

Winter in Ocean Shores is perfect for relaxing or romantic interludes. Curl up in front of a roaring fire with a good book while winter storms and crashing waves rage just outside your window. Take a walk on the beach, all bundled-up with the surf at your feet. Visit the North Jetty where wildlife is abundant and the spray from huge waves hitting the rocks shoots sea spray thirty feet into the air. The Jetty is also one of the best locations to view incredible sunsets. Don’t forget your camera.

osgov pub date 07/21/2020