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The Complete Guide: 101 Things to do in Ocean Shores

Complete Guide of Things to do in Ocean Shores WA

The Best and Complete Guide to Ocean Shores, WA

The city of Ocean Shores, on the coast of Washington state is a quaint, friendly small town that needed a complete guide to the city and all activities, restaurants, events and more.  We took on the task of compiling all our our favorite things to do in Ocean Shores and more!  This is the best guide regarding Ocean Shores and covers; activities, kid zones, events, restaurants, coffee & treats, birding, shoreline, after hours, oyhut bay, shopping, hotels, airbnb’s, camping and a ton more.  For quick access to a section, click on one of the category links below.  And if you have any feedback or updates to our list, please let us know!

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Activities in Ocean Shores


Driving range at Ocean Shores Golf Course

Driving range at Ocean Shores Golf Course courtesy of

Ocean Shores Golf Course
500 Canal Dr NE, Ocean Shores, WA 98569
Ocean Shores has many outstanding options for the avid golfer, including a wide variety courses and plenty of tee times to fit your schedule. Plan to play a new course during your stay in Ocean Shores and take advantage of the incredible deals on tee times available through GolfNow.  If golf is your thing, Ocean Shores is a great place to get in some golf time.

Pacific Paradise
767 Minard Ave NW, Ocean Shores, WA 98569
Championship golf… with a putter! This is the largest miniature golf course on the Washington Coast, with 36 holes of fun for the whole family—day and night. Putt over the bridge, through a lighthouse, and around rocks and boulders. Both sand and water hazards await you for the ultimate game-time challenge.
18 Holes – $11
36 Holes – $15


Electric Beach Bike Rentals
172 W Chance a La Mer NW | Ocean Shores, WA 98569
Read a great review on TripAdvisor here
One of the best things to do in Ocean Shores is biking around town, as the area is very bike-friendly. You can bring your own bike if you have one or rent them from several different companies.  We especially like renting because they’ve got the great electric bikes that really give you the extra power you need when getting through the soft sand and out to the more compact sand near the water.


Ocean Shores Kites
172 W Chance a La Mer NW, Ocean Shores, WA 98569
 Ocean Shores Kites is our go-to kites store.  Not only do they have super unique kites, but about every trick kite you can imagine.  We especially love their knowledge of kites and the options for those on a tight budget.  Kids kites are a must in ocean shores.  Even the big kids love seeing a kite fly on the shores.

Amanda Moore was impressed by the customer service in her review here.

Cloud Nine Sportswear & Kites
201 W Chance A La Mer Ave. Ocean Shores WA 98569


Ocean Shores Boat House
952 Point Brown Ave SE, Ocean Shores, WA 98569
The Ocean Shores Boat House is a Veteran Owned Business. Rent Duffy Electric 21’ Cruiser boats, Sea Eagle 385FT kayaks, Sea Eagle NN14 stand-up paddleboards, and the Explorer I hydro bike. Choose the equipment you wish to explore the 23 miles of fresh waterways – the hidden gem of Ocean Shores. All watercraft are eco-friendly and made in the U.S.A.

Debbie Snidarich in her review on Google described how she had a blast on the waterways.  My daughter and I had a blast on the hydrobikes! The owners were so helpful and friendly and made sure we knew how to use them and gave us whistles and a map to see where we were going.


North Coast Surf Inc
73 Point Brown Ave NW Unit A, Ocean Shores, WA 98569
(360) 289-0651 

Believe it or not, surfing is a big thing in Ocean Shores and Westport. And every surf town needs a surf shop, and Ocean Shores is no different. They have just about everything you need for surf and skate, as well as clothing, swimwear, sunglasses, sandals, jewelry, and of coarse, stickers. Staying for the day or weekend? They have board and wetsuit rentals for a fun beach day.

Joe Falk in his review on Google said, “Got a lesson from Aaron this morning and the whole experience was epic from putting the wet suit on to catching that wave near the end of my lesson. “

Kid Zone in Ocean Shores


Pacific Paradise Family Fun Center
767 Minard Avenue NW Ocean Shores WA 98569

Sunday: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Monday-Thursday: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Friday: 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
*Hours subject to change without notice

Pacific Paradise is an amusement park and mini-golf course in Ocean Shores, Washington. Their focus is on family-friendly fun and their newly designed and recently updated grounds have something for everyone. It’s really amazingly well done for this small town.  The wide variety of activities at Pacific Paradise are top notch for any big city!

One visitor named Gynene Lane on Facebook said, “My family came from out of town and we all went and played 18 holes of golf. It was so nice! Except for a few careless people discarding their masks, it was clean and well manicured. The granddaughters rode the water rides, and we played arcades. Wonderful afternoon!!”


bowling ball and shoes in a bowling lane

Ocean Shores bowling

Shores Bowl
125 W. Chance Ala Mer Ave. Ocean Shores WA 98569

Saturday: 12:00 PM – 01:00 AM
Shores Bowl is a fun and friendly place to spend the afternoon or evening with family and friends. Food, drinks, games and parties all under one roof!

Luecinda Soriano-Churape (Cinder) left a review on Google and said, “We went on our last night of vacation. It was Saturday night. They were pretty full and it was probably close to 10pm. Every worker we encountered felt nice, talkative, and welcoming. We love the atmosphere of this town. I loved the small arcade and we spent an equal amount of time playing there too. We bowled two games also with one game with the night glow lights on. It was so fun.”

The continuation of this guide is a work in progress as of 9/7/22. 



  • Sand & Sawdust

  • Celtic Festival



  • American Food

  • Asian

  • Mexican

  • Seafood,



  • Coffee stands

  • roasters

  • local retailers



  • Trails

  • Areas

  • Species



 – Vehicles, Campfires, Beachcombing, Clam Digging


After Hours

  • Pubs, Bars, Nightlife



  • Outside activities, shopping, restaurants, events, lodging



  • Clothes, Food



  • Budget

  • Family Friendly

  • Pools

  • Cleanliness

  • Pricing


  • Beachfront

  • Canal Front

  • Luxury

  • Budget

  • Family Friendly



  • Campgrounds

  • RV Parks

  • State Parks

  • Private campgrounds

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