Vacationing in Ocean Shores, WA

Facts about Ocean Shores

Ocean Shores General Map

Ocean Shores Large Map

 

During August 16-19, 2004 – Fr. Constantin & Psa Elena Alecse spent a few days in the picturesque resort of

Ocean Shores, Washington State.

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Arial photo of the “Heart of the City showing Pacific Paradise (lower center), Shilo Motel (background), Convention Center and Mall (on the left). Six miles of sandy beaches awaits everyone.

The Convention Center, built in 1980. The statue “Making Memories” (1998), by local artist Dennis Hermey, is dedicated to “all volunteers in Ocean Shores”

Ocean Shores Marina (S.S. Catala”. Moved to this lagoon in 1963 to serve as a salmon fishing bases for sports fishing.

Looking north, Duck Lake is a resting place for migrating birds on their journey south for the winter – they will return in the spring. “Chicago Island” (on the right) was named for the original investors, who purchased the land in the early sixties.

Welcome to the Quinault Beach Resort and Casino, reads the gate sign at the entrance of the Quinsult Indian Reservation, just one (1) mile before on reached Ocean Shores, on Highway # 115  (web-site)

Quinault Beach Resort and Casino (web-site)

Entrance to the Quinault Beach Resort and Casino, from the northside (web-site)

The south-wing of the Quinault Beach Resort and Casino, exposing a large parking lot for hundreds of cars and RVs. (web-site)

Best Western Lighthouse Suites has a rooftop restaurant and bar ~WAVES~ great food and view right on the Beach

The Shilo Hotel by the Beach (over 200 rooms)

Shopping is a highlight in Ocean Shores. Over 50 fabulous gift shops, galleries & other great stores. Mini-mall at Point Brown Ave/Ocean Shores Blvd/NW West Chance Dr.

 

Ocean Shores is approximately six miles long and only two miles across at its widest point. At the Beach Entrance, “horses on the beach” await for young and old riders. Shilo Hotel in the background, as one looks from the beach.

Homes (3,000 to over 6,000 sqf), Condominiums, Time-share Complexes and Hotels along the 6 mile long beach (Condominiums Building  at the Jetty Point)

During Summer people travel to the neighboring Ocean Shores Island by Ferry, Yachts, Water Jets or simply by personal Boats

The Beach by the Catalina Court area, close to Jetty Dunes

Two homes on the Beach, across the Ocean Shores/Jetty Dunes Blvd,  at the Catalina Court Entrance.

Looking over the Beach lagoons, towards  Jetty Beach to the South-West, just across Ocean Shores Blvd, at the Catalina Court

At the Catalina Court (Jetty Point) Beach.

At the Catalina Court (Jetty Point) Beach.

In front of the Catalina Ct (Jetty Dunes) still under development properties

In front of the Catalina Ct (Jetty Dunes) still under development properties

In front of the Catalina Ct (Jetty Dunes) still under development properties

At the Marina, in front of the Sailing Boats

At the Marina, in front of the Sailing Boats

At the Marina, in front of the Sailing Boats

In front of “crippled, tired Museum Boat” by the Marina

Found a wild flower at the Marina. Nice panoramic picture with the Ocean Shores Island and hundreds of seagulls depicted in the background.

Some rest on a trunk, with the blue Ocean Waters in the background, is well deserved.

Mama Deer and her Does on Mt Olympus Ave.

Although very friendly, often feeding grass along the streets (on Mt. Olympus Ave.), yet if one stirs to them for a long time, or tries to hand-feed them, driven by instincts, the Deer’s run for cover in the nearby woods.

The intersection: Mt. Olympus Ave/Albion Street

Along the Mt. Olympus Ave (North-East)

Along the Albion Street, with the Mt. Olympus Ave in the back

Nice cabin across the street, looking-on Mt. Olympus Ave

The Albion Street path to the Canal, from North-West vintage point.

 

The Albion Street path to the Canal, from South-West vintage point.

The Canal, from North-West vintage point from the path on Albion Street.

A close-up of the Canal, from North-West vintage point from the path on Albion Street.

The Canal, from South-West vintage point from the path on Albion Street.

Picture taken from Albion Street path of a “bed & breakfast” property on the Canal, which belongs to a Hollywood movie producer, from North-West vintage point .

Catalina Court House, across the street from the Beach lagoons, towards  Jetty Beach to the South-West, just across Ocean Shores Blvd, at the Catalina Court

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