Ocean Shores is a 6,000 acre peninsula
Ocean Shores is located on Washington's central Pacific Coast approximately 75 miles west of Olympia, the state capitol.
The peninsulas western shoreline extends southward approximately six miles with sandy public beaches and five different beach access roads.
The southern shoreline runs easterly along the entrance to Grays Harbor with views of Westport, two miles across the entrance to the harbor.
The southern tip of the peninsula is home to the ocean Shores marina and seasonal passenger ferry to Westport.
The eastern shoreline is primarily a residential area offering eastern and northern views of Bowerman Basin, the Olympic Mountain range and Mt. Rainier.
Ocean Shores was originally developed in 1960 and continues to be Washington's most visited seaside destination, hosting nearly three million visitors annually.