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Sandy beach
Yes
Hike-in Required
No
Surfing
No
Snorkeling / SCUBA
No
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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.

Logistics + Planning

Congestion

High

Parking Pass

Not Required

Pros

Broad and flat sandy beach. Easy access. North Jetty.

Cons

Motor vehicles permitted on beach.

Address

W Chance a La Mer NW
172
Ocean Shores, WA 98569
United States

Location

Field Guide + Map

Nearby Adventures

Southwest Washington Coast, Washington
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Southwest Washington Coast, Washington

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