... a step away from the crowds ...


Welcome to our beautiful area. The middle to north end of the Long Beach Peninsula is a slower paced, less crowded part of Pacific County’s coastline. We have the Pacific Ocean on one side and the Willapa Bay on the other. Beaches, wetlands, old growth forests, historic neighborhoods, quaint towns, state parks and a bustling port all make this area home. Ocean Park, Nahcotta, Oysterville, Surfside and Klipsan Beach are the villages dotted about the north end and each has its own special flavor…enjoy exploring them all by simply driving our roads or, to find something specific, visit the Who’s Who of OPAC Members for categorized listings of what our area has to offer.

Fall and winter bring wonderful fun to the Ocean Park area. Snuggle by the fire, read a book or listen to the ocean’s roar…fall and winter are very special times to visit the five villages of the north end of the peninsula.

Everything happened as planned (see below, lol)…above are a few glimpses of the tree lighting and more will follow. Many thanks to all who helped bring this great event back home to downtown!

We are so excited to see our Community Christmas Tree back in town! So many groups have come together to put this well loved and festive holiday tradition together! Thank you to PCFD#1 and Division Chief Jeff Archer who has the lead on the project. The lighted ladder trucks from the Ocean Park and Ilwaco stations are huge favorites and Santa’s preferred mode of travel we hear.

Thanks also to Port of Peninsula for the use of the PERFECT spot between Peninsula Pharmacy and Bar-B-Queen, right on Bay Ave! (You will be able to see the tree as you drive north on Vernon towards the flashing light, by the way). The Beach Barons are instrumental in getting Santa here…yes the Hot Rod Reindeer escort including Rudolph will be back. This year, as they leave the Beach Baron’s parking lot at 4:30, Santa will make some extra magic as he lights the grove of Christmas trees at the BBCC field and circles Sheldon Field to light the grove nestled there. Santa should arrive at the tree by 5 pm.

Carols are being led by a Firefighter Choir and after the tree lighting, Santa takes his seat to hear Christmas wishes. Mom & Dad, this is a perfect photo op for you so please remember to bring your camera or phone. Hot chocolate, cider and cookies for all plus the fun Santa’s Workshop to create holiday Make & Takes is just a stroll down Bay to Ridge to the fire station’s bay. The Lions Club, Village Club, Ocean Park Area Chamber and local grocers Okie’s and Jack’s Country Store make up the rest of the elves bringing this event to life. Dress for the weather! We have had news from the North Pole Weather Station that snow is predicted for the evening!!!

Visit The Who’s Who of OPACC Members (button is top of this page on the right) to see the great shopping and service options our chamber members have to offer. Gift cards are always a treat too 🙂

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56 Days of Tentative Clam Tides Released – follow this LINK for UPDATES as they happen!
As of Nov 2nd, Razor clam digs on coastal beaches postponed until further notice due to spike in marine toxins.
Also keep in mind that several King Tides are expected in November, December and January.

Ocean Park Area Printable Ocean Park Getaway 2022 Brochure

Please click the buttons below to view and print the entire Ocean Park Getaway 2022 brochure. Includes an easy to follow map for events, merchants and things to do in the Ocean Park area.

OPACC General Membership Meetings

We meet the 2nd Thursday of the month at 8 am. Meetings are usually held in person at the PCFD#1 Fire Hall (26110 Ridge, OP) and via Zoom. Please note the following for December meeting only

Ocean Park Area Chamber of Commerce Meeting ~ December 8, 2022 ~ 8 am ~ ZOOM ONLY!  Our last 2022 OPACC General Membership Meeting will be held only via Zoom and for a very good reason…the PCFD#1 Fire Hall is the hub for Toys for Peninsula Kids and it is happily otherwise occupied!  Our year end meeting is open to the public.  Our guest speaker from Peninsula Poverty Response will be rescheduled for 2023.  If you want to learn more about Toys for Peninsula Kids, please visit https://pcfd1.org/.  The Peninsula Firefighter Association puts on this fantastic event…there is still time to donate or attend on December 17th!  For information on other events happening through the end of the year, visit https://opwa.com/events/ or call the OPACC office 360-665-4448.

On the agenda ~ Approval by acclamation for 2023 Executive Board and Directors. 2022 wrap up. Thank you from the outgoing President.

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