Ocean Shores is an outdoor orientated community with a host of recreational and outside activities to prove it. There are of course, a lot of restaurants, many of them seafood, and family-fun places to visit. The Coastal Interpretive Center features hands-on learning while featuring the history of Ocean Shores, and other areas to explore include The Oyehut Wildlife Area, and Damon Point for bird watching. Parks on Duck Lake offer boat launches and fishing piers, and Ocean Shores is also home to the Stage West Community Theater which is a live theatre performing arts organization.
If you like festivals and celebrations, then Ocean Shores is the place to be. With over 25 various events and programs scheduled each year, it is easy to see what the draw is as a tourist destination. The Sand and Sawdust Festival features master sand sculptors and woodcarver competitions, the Beachcombers Fun Fair is an annual event held in March with exhibits, seminars and a children’s science fair, and the Irish Music Festival is the West Coast’s largest. the Razor Clam Festival, and the Seafood Extravaganza celebrates the natural bounty of coastal life.The Associated Arts of Ocean Shores hosts an Arts and Crafts Festival which is one of Western Washington’s largest, and is an end of summer annual event. And if it rains, there is always the casino.