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Ocean Shores Beach

Southwest Washington Coast, Washington

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  • Ocean Shores Beach just off of W Chance a La Mer.- Ocean Shores Beach
  • Western gull (Larus occidentalis) at Ocean Shores Beach.- Ocean Shores Beach
  • Ocean Shores Beach just off of W Chance a La Mer.- Ocean Shores Beach
  • Ocean Shores Beach just off of W Chance a La Mer.- Ocean Shores Beach
  • Access to Point Brown North Jetty from Ocean Shores Beach.- Ocean Shores Beach
  • Ocean Shores Beach at Point Brown North Jetty.- Ocean Shores Beach
  • Ocean Shores Beach at Point Brown North Jetty.- Ocean Shores Beach
  • Ocean Shores Beach at Point Brown North Jetty.- Ocean Shores Beach
  • Ocean Shores Beach at Point Brown North Jetty.- Ocean Shores Beach
  • Ocean Shores Beach at Point Brown North Jetty.- Ocean Shores Beach
  • Ocean Shores Beach at Point Brown North Jetty.- Ocean Shores Beach
  • Ocean Shores Beach at Point Brown North Jetty.- Ocean Shores Beach
  • Ocean Shores Beach at Point Brown North Jetty.- Ocean Shores Beach
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Pros: 
Broad and flat sandy beach. Easy access. North Jetty.
Cons: 
Motor vehicles permitted on beach.
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Region:
Southwest Washington Coast, WA
Congestion: 
High
Location type: 
Sandy beach
Parking Pass: 
Not Required
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Adventure Description

Adventure Description

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Known for its "beach-driving," Ocean Shores Beach can often be confused for a parking lot. You'll certainly have to watch for traffic while hanging out on this section of Washington's North Beach, which dominates the Point Brown peninsula.

To avoid most of the motor vehicle craze, head to the North Jetty at the beach's southern end. Here at Point Brown you'll find more people strolling on the beach than driving. Popular amongst naturalist, the tip of the North Jetty is also a great location for spotting harbor seals, common murre, and it is also known for rare migratory seabirds such as kittiwakes (similar to western gulls), and shearwaters.

Note: If you are looking for a more tranquil beach experience, "beach-driving" is not permitted at the Oyhut Wildlife Recreation Area + Beach or at Damon Point.

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