Ocean Shores is well-known for their beaches and network of lakes and lovely waterways.
Though the city is surrounded by water, there is more to do than just water based activities. There’s a ton do this fall. Read on for our list of Ocean Shores activities to enjoy this fall.
Check out Local Events in Ocean Shores
There are many local events to enjoy in Ocean Shores.
The Whale of a Quilt Show is a free event in mid-September at the Convention Center. You’ll be dazzled by the handmade quilts by the Sea-Pal Quilters of Ocean Shores. There is lots to see, do and sample with the various demonstrations, vendors and items for sale on site.
If you are a car enthusiast, don’t miss the Show N Shine at the Shores at Quinault Beach Resort & Casino. Enjoy fantastic cars and prizes, food and music. It’s sure to be a fun weekend. Check out these other 7 fun things at Quinault Casino.
Whatever you do, don’t miss the West Coast’s largest Irish music festival. The Celtic Music Feis takes place October 15 – October 21 on 10 different stages. Enjoy 30 bands and over 100 artists coming from all over the US, Canada, and Ireland.
This year is the 15th anniversary of this fest and is sure to be the best one yet.
Visit Griffiths-Priday Ocean State Park
Enjoy a nature walk surrounded by low, grassy dunes. Bring your dog and enjoy the beach or the river. This park is often secluded and so is a wonderful spot for solitude.
Enjoy a day by the river and the beach at the same time! At Griffiths-Priday Ocean State Park you can enjoy 8,316 feet of Pacific Ocean saltwater shores as well as 9,950 feet of freshwater shoreline on the edge of the Copalis River.
The famous shark in Ocean Shores lives at Sharky’s! Bring your gang to take a picture inside the jaws of a giant shark head. It’s a classic photo op that’s as much fun to take as it is to look at.
Sharky’s shop features shark versions of everything for youngsters such as books, DVDs, shirts and stuffies. They also offer a selection of beachwear for adults.
Ocean Beach Roasters
Now that the weather is getting chilly, enjoy an aromatic coffee at Ocean Beach Roasters & Bistro. Pair it with a freshly baked pastry or take a look at the breakfast or dinner menu.
Besides roasting coffee, this hot spot has a selection of wines and beers on tap. You can choose to sit on the outdoor patio or in the dining area inside.
Call to see about special events such as wine tasting and food pairing nights. There’s also live music each month.
Cloud Nine Inc
If you want to grab a few souvenirs during your stay in Ocean Shores, you can head over to Cloud Nine.
There’s a selection of trinkets you can bring home to family and friends as well as some wearable apparel such as sweaters that say Ocean Shores.
Check out an Art Gallery
Check out Fusion Gallery and feast your eyes on a variety of eclectic art by local artists.
There are a host of original works of art and one of a kind greeting cards. Pottery, ceramics, photography and beautiful jewelry is also on display.
No matter what kind of art you enjoy, visit Fusion Gallery in Ocean Shores. It’s unassuming from the outside but is packed with treasures inside.
Knowledgeable staff can give you information on the artists and their work. You won’t regret stopping by.
The Gallery of Ocean Shores is a an exhibition space for the North Beach Artists Guild. The guild works to educate and enrich the community of Ocean Shores with artwork. Stop in to learn a bit about the local art scene and support their efforts!
Enjoy a Local Restaurant
When it’s cold outside, find shelter and warmth in one of the many local restaurants that Ocean Shores offers.
Galway Bay Irish Pub may be the perfect match for a fall day along the Washington Coast! Their varied selection of beer, whiskey and cigars along with a full menu of traditional Irish food will have you considering a move to the peninsula.
Looking for some pizza? Dugan’s has been preparing pizza for the people of Ocean Shores for decades.
Have a hankering for some spice? Head over to Las Maracas for some steaming-hot Mexican fare. Reviews reveal that locals love the generous portions and the varied menu.
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Enjoy the Cool Nights in Ocean Shores WA
Enjoy a drive at sunset and take in the colorful leaves.
Fall is the perfect time to go horseback riding on or off the beach. Host a bonfire on the beach with your closest friends. Don’t forget the marshmallows!
Explore the Ocean Shores Waterways
Explore Ocean Shores from the water by hiring a boat from Ocean Shore Boat House.
Rent a Duffy Electric Boat, kayak or stand-up-paddle-boat. Also available are Hobie eclipse pedalboards and hydrobikes. Any of these will allow you to tour the 23 miles of the Ocean Shores Fresh Waterways.
Ocean Shores boasts some of the best kayaking, canoeing, boating and SUP experiences in Grays Harbor. Rookie paddlers will love the calm canals that are protected from the coastal winds.
See the many vacation and retirement homes along with wildlife as you paddle the canal.
There’s too much to do in one day. So talk to the staff at the Boat House to help you plan a route that is customized to how much time you have.
Playtime Family Fun
The playtime family fun has something for everyone. From virtual reality to bumper cars and go-karts. Kids and adults alike will enjoy the day here.
Enjoy ice cream, mini donuts or a soft pretzel at the peppermint parlor located right inside the Playtime Family Fun.
Pacific Paradise Family Fun
Another excellent outing for the whole family is Pacific Paradise. It features the largest mini-golf course on the Washington coast.
There are also bumper boats to enjoy. Inside you’ll find a 5000 square-foot arcade featuring a variety of classic and modern arcade games.
Visiting from out of town? Check out our list of hotels in Ocean Shores.
Watch The Game at Home Port!
Enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner at Home Port restaurant. Here, you can enjoy succulent razor clams all year long! On the weekends, this restaurant offers prime rib.
Home Port is a local hot-spot for watching the game, having a drink and enjoying a Sunday morning breakfast. Their lounge may take you back in time with it’s wood paneling and sunken bar.
Bottom Line on Ocean Shores Activities
There are so many Ocean Shores activities to try. We hope this list has given you some ideas to make the most of fall this year.
Make sure to check out our website frequently for local resources, and more Ocean Shores things to do.