Ocean Park Visitors Guide
"The Ocean Park Area prides itself on...Friendliness."
For memorable family activities, spanning beautiful scenery, historic landmarks, walking trails, natural habitat, seafood that can't get any fresher, and festivals or events nearly every weekend of the year, consider treating yourself to SW Washington's Ocean Park Area.
To help our guests find their way around, we are going to list, by areas of interest, some of the “don’t miss spots.”
Leadbetter State Park and the Willapa National Wildlife Refuge - If nature, peace and solitude are your desires at the beach, then this is the place to go. It is possible to see over 100 varieties of birds here as well as black bear, deer, elk, and a host of Smaller animals in the Refuge. The park does require the Washington State “Discover Pass” which is $10.00/day or $30.00/year for vehicle access. Jack’s Country store sells these passes.
Nahcotta Tidelands Interpretive Site - The Interpretive Center on Sandridge Rd. Has signs describing animal and plant life in Willapa Bay.
It is the only place where oysters can be harvested on this side of the bay. Oysters must be shucked on site and the shells left there for future oysters to grow on.
Loomis Lake State Park - The park is located four miles south of Ocean Park, on Hwy 103 and 180th Pl. It covers 13.5 acres with 425 feet of saltwater frontage on the Pacific Ocean. The park offers 24 picnic sites, 10 windscreens, parking for 67 cars, and a trail to the beach. Recreation offered at the park includes picnicking, surf fishing, driftwood collecting, clamming, beach combing, and hiking. A Discover Pass is required
Pacific Pines State Park is located approximately one mile north of Ocean Park. Take Hwy. 103 until you reach Ocean Park. Continue on Vernon St. until you reach 271st St. The park is used for day-trip beach activities and nature observation, with beachcombing and fishing, crabbing, and clamming opportunities in season. A Discover Pass is required. The park is open during the Summer: 8 a.m. to dusk. Winter: Closed Nov. 1, reopens April 1. QR code provides links about Pacific Pines State Park.
The Beach - The Ocean Park Area beaches are famous for Sunsets, razor clams, “treasure hunting” and for being able to drive on the beach at low tide. If you have a disability, or walking in soft sand is difficult, our drivable beach offers the opportunity to easily visit the waters edge.
Oysterville – Oysterville is a very special, historic place with its beautiful church, pioneer school house, vintage homes and walking tour brochure (available in the old church). Vesper services are held each Sunday during the summer and the church or school house are available for weddings and a variety of community activities. Unbelievable peace and solitude are found here.
Ocean Park Walking Tour - The walking tour brochure is available at the Chamber office and http://www.opwa.com/html/walking_tour.html. The self-guided tour offers an interesting glimpse into the remnants of Ocean Park’s past.
Willapa Bay Interpretive Center - Visit a replica of the residence of oystermen and their families. The Interpretive Center has a video and commands a beautiful view of Willapa Bay.
Oysterville Post Office - The Oysterville post office is the oldest in the state operating under the same name.
Oysterville Cemetery - Chinook Indian Chief Nahcati is buried here along with many early settlers and sailors. For a history buff this is a fascinating place and it is also very quiet and peaceful.
Nahcotta Post Office - The Nahcotta Post office shares the building with Bailey's Bakery & Cafe. It’s fun to just go in the old post office and imagine what life in Nahcotta was like 100 years ago.
Willabay Inc, Oysterville Sea Farms - In recognition of Oysterville's influence on west coast aqua-culture, the Oysterville Sea Farms cannery was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on April 21, 1976. This was key to Oysterville being designated a National Historic District.
Garlic Festival - For over 30 years it has been "Chic to Reek" in Ocean Park on the 3rd weekend in June. Come join us for two fun-filled days of musical entertainment, plus food and craft vendors. This is the ideal place to buy all of the garlic variety items and condiments that you cannot find at your local stores.
Old Fashioned 4th of July - Every year Ocean Park hosts a 4th of July Parade that brings families from Washington and the neighboring states to participate in the parade. Kid’s bicycles are decorated for free, there are fire trucks galore, an official flyover by the Coast Guard, family decorated floats and a good time is had by all. A very special family town parade!
Art in the Park – features our many talented local artists The Chamber sponsors “Art in the Park” on the 4th of July. Located on Sheldon Field, across from the school where the parade ends. Please join everyone shopping for some local craft and art work.
Water Music Festival - This October we are celebrating our 32nd year of bringing fabulous music to the Long Beach Peninsula. Join us as we present exciting concerts, each of which features remarkable artist ensembles!
Jazz and Oysters - An outdoor concert for Jazz enthusiasts! Fabulous jazz bands. Great food! Grilled oysters. Beer and wine garden. Dogs welcome in designated areas. Bring chairs or a blanket and enjoy.
Rod Run to the End of the World – Since 1986, the Beach Barons Car Club has hosted a car show for approximately 750 participants to show off their cars to avid attendees at their 30 acre field, the weekend after Labor Day. There are also food, car product and craft vendors plus a Swap Meet on the field. If you have any interest in cars at all, you’ll see a wide variety of cars 30 years and older all in one place.
Surfside Golf Course - Share a 9 Hole Course complete with a driving range, rental clubs, power carts, pull cart rentals, reasonable green fees and wildlife in a quiet coastal community. A PGA professional staff is available to assist your golfing needs including lessons by appt.
Jack's Country Store - A true country store atmosphere with a selection that rivals any big city grocery, variety or hardware store. Walking through Jack's is like time travel where you can still buy oil lamps, your favorite nostalgic candy and old time puzzles from your childhood.
Ocean Park Pharmacy - Located on the corner of Bay Ave. and Vernon in the center of Ocean Park, Peninsula Pharmacies' Ocean Park store fills prescriptions and sells over-the-counter medicines as well as cards, gifts and souvenirs.
Okies Thriftway - Okies Thriftway Market is a full service supermarket providing only the highest quality Meats, Produce, and Seafood. There is also a full service Deli and Bakery that offers delicious meal solutions for today's busy lifestyles as well as picnics on the beach.
Willabay Inc, Oysterville Sea Farms - a small family owned company that takes pride in producing quality Sea food. The store is open Fri-Sun 9-5, selling Oysters, clams, King & Chinook Salmon, Cooked Crab and more.
Long Beach Peninsula Trading Post - Antiques, Collectibles, Books, & Furniture fill the two story store. Every corner has unique treasures to discover. Open daily 10am-5pm
Forgotten Treasures Antiques & Collectibles - Estate sale items and Art Gallery. Many booths with crafts and art work on consignment. Gift certificates available.
For Books & Internet Access
Ocean Timberland Library - Open Tue 10-6; Wed 10-7; Thu-Sat 10-5. Books, videotapes, DVDs, CDs, newspapers, magazines, audio & videotapes for all ages & interests. Downloadable audiobooks, ebooks, videos & music. Free wireless internet. Lots of programs for Adults and Children
Wiegardt Studio - Eric Wiegardt, AWS, NWS, AWS GOLD MEDAL OF HONOR, has instructed his workshops to more than 4000 watercolorists nationwide. Eric is a nationally recognized judge, juror, and award winner and has left an indelible mark on the American art scene with more than 27 years of professional painting and teaching. experience.
Weir Studios - A rustic boat barn full of whimsical and imaginative glass art and one of a kind Jewelry.
Bay Avenue Gallery - Bay Avenue Gallery caters to many talented neighborhood artists. Please visit and enjoy an array of great local talent!
Peninsula Arts Association - Not your ordinary art group, PAA is comprised of creative souls lured by the natural beauty of these surroundings and the promise of a “beach” lifestyle. Don’t miss any of their art shows. (www.beachartist.org)
For Food &/Or Espresso
Bailey’s Bakery & Café – For fresh bread, baked goods and simple meals. (next to the Nahcotta Post Office)
Great Day Cafe' – For fresh sandwiches, home made soups and salads, mostly to-go with some counter seating. This Deli is sandwiched between Surfside Inn & Surfside Golf Course with a great view of the 9th hole.
Kiss of Mist Espresso - For coffee drinks, remember The Kiss of Mist located in Ocean Park across from Omans.
The Berry Patch - Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week, family oriented, friendly staff and relaxed atmosphere
Anita’s Coastal Cafe - Home cooked breakfast, lunch and dinner. Seven days a week. Sandwiches, soup, steak, seafood and daily specials. Kids menu and play area. Take out available. Guest WI-FI.
For Adult Beverages
Doc's - On the SW corner at the blinking light in the middle of Ocean Park sits a local landmark (opened the day after the prohibition laws were repealed) known to several generations of locals and tourists. "The coldest beer in town", pool tables, darts and friendly conversation are always available.
Fraternal Order Of Eagles #3602 - Local Eagles lodge members and many out of town members visit the lodge in Ocean Park where there are varied activities throughout the week.
Peninsula Moose Lodge # 2362 - For Moose lodge members, a visit to the lodge in Ocean Park is a good way to make new friends. Many varied activities are scheduled throughout each week.
Charles Nelson Guest House B & B– This is a beautifully furnished and Historic Sears & Roebuck catalog home overlooking Willapa Bay and the Long Island wildlife refuge. Guests may see blue herons, bald eagles, and deer while enjoying a bountiful breakfast with local fruit, homemade bread and fresh garden herbs.
George Johnson Bed & Breakfast - Experience the Peninsula's historic spirit in this beautiful 1913 Craftsman home. Nestled on a quiet street, it's just a short walk to the ocean beach, or to the nearby attractions in downtown Ocean Park.
Moby Dick Hotel & Oyster Farm - An historic 9 room inn on Willapa Bay restored to a Bohemian 1930's atmosphere featuring an award winning restaurant, gourmet breakfasts, quiet paths and scenic gardens. Meeting space for 30 in a yurt is available.
The Doveshire Bed & Breakfast - The DoveShire offers you elegance, charm, warm hospitality, great breakfasts, quietude, comfort, attention to detail, and romance with lush gardens and ponds.
Ocean Park Resort - This campground and motel was started by the Methodist Church in 1906 and sold sometime in the 30's. It has operated continuously as a campground. The resort (one of the largest in Pacific County) now includes a Campground, RV Park, Motel, Rec. Hall/Meeting Room, and a Laundry. It is an easy walk to the beach, restaurants and shopping.
Shakti Cove Cottages - Relax and replenish your soul while at this "magical" venue that offers 11 rustic cabins all with kitchens. Nestled on 3 secluded acres and steeped in rustic chic, the accomodations of Shakti Cove offer the quintessential northwest coast experience.
Westgate Cabins and RV Park - 6 Cabins and 39 full hookup sites, 11 are pull-thrus & 8 Ocean Views, Wifi, Laundry, RV storage, ice, tables, rec hall with fireplace and a fish cleaning room. Open all year.
Evergreen Court - For overnite RV parking and separate tent camping area try Evergreen. Just a short walk to the Klipsan Beach approach
Surfside Inn - Rents one and two bedrooms with fully equipped kitchens, gas fireplaces and small balconies or decks. Hi speed Internet is available for a small fee. Access to units are by stairs or elevator. Worldmark owns some of the units at this shared resort.