About a ninety minute drive from Olympia, the coast of Grays Harbor County offers many fun and relaxing destination venues for all ages and interests. Directly west of Olympia, the sand of the Pacific beaches are dotted with eight state parks. Grays Harbor is also home to a National Wildlife Reserve.
Because of the tempering nature of the Pacific Ocean, the beaches are open year-round. In the late fall, when the I-5 corridor undergoes temperature inversions accompanied by low, overcast skies, the coast is clear and sunny. During the inland’s summer hot spells, the sea moderates the coast’s temperatures. Winters can be milder than inland. Storms at this time of year often produce impressive surf shows. Wind-whipped waves and churning surf attract storm-watching visitors and storm chasers, anxious to witness the spectacular symphony of crashing water and gusting winds.
Whatever the time of year, the Pacific Ocean beaches are open for exploring, walking, and listening to the surf. The wide-open sands are perfect for romping or flying kites. Depending on the season, you can go clam digging or crabbing.
Pacific Beach and Moclips are located 18 miles north of Oceans Shores on SR 109, right on the Pacific Ocean. Here at this website you will find all you need to plan a stay. Take a tour of the many pictures, stories, and events we enjoy in this quiet coastal hamlet. Thanks for the visit and please bookmark us.
Pacific Beach and Moclips offer a great central location. On any given day, you may visit and return from Lake Quinault, Kalaloch, or visit Ocean Shores for additional shopping and fun for the kids. Plus we are linked to Amanda Park via of the scenic Moclips Highway. So centralize your Washington coast visit here in Pacific Beach.