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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Bakery
“A great place to visit and sample local wines, they will do wine tastings and tours! Also they have a restaurant and gift shop. A local favorite. ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Now, I recommend doing the 44 minute walk to this place because you are in for some whale sized portions! Work up an appetite while taking one of the most scenic ocean front paved trails all the way to town! Look for the map in my guestbook. (44 min 2.3 miles) Or, seriously... I won't force you to walk so it's super close by car only 8 minutes! They have a variety of salads, classic FishnChips, Beer, Wine, Soda, Clams, Calamari etc... Basically this is your go to for your coastal fish restaurant. Warning! In mid summer on the weekends and holiday expect a bit of a wait time! So, make sure to plan around that. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Damon Point is a fantastic stretch of beach, often with shore breaking waves. Great place for a long hike and also great for rock (Agate) collecting. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Good food, good variety and awesome drinks. On a sunny day, they have outside seating.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Park
“Enjoy surfing, kite flying, beachcombing and more on this beautiful, rugged beach. Remember your Discover Pass or buy a day pass there.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A local favorite for Breakfast. Famous for the giant Cinnamon Roll. This one is only a 9 min drive and puts you downtown if you wish to explore more shopping opportunities. Family Friendly, Greasy Spoon local diner style with Breakfast and Lunch and beyond. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Premise
“Interesting museum highlighting the contributions of local fisherman and cranberry farmers. There is also information about shipwrecks and local sealife as well. There are a few intact whale skeletons on the outside of the museum. A highlight is the magnificent Destruction Island [Lighthouse| Lens, housed on the museum grounds, built in France in 1888 by Henry Le Paute from the design by Augustin-Jean Fresnel. The lens was installed in the Westport lighthouse in 1891 and operated until 1995 when it was removed by the Coast Guard and went on display at its present location. The room that houses the lighthouse is brilliantly lit - my kids loved it! ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“This Swanson's is staffed by very friendly outgoing people, obviously happy to be there and help. It is a shock to find someone in a bad hood”
  • 5 locals recommend
Science Museum
“Excellent, museum featuring the history of Ocean Shores and the North Coast.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Great Food, prices and it is within walking distance. I always recommend Casa Mia to my guests.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Al's is a unique place with outstanding food, sitting on the banks of the Hoquiam River. They only have takeout and the seating is a few picnic tables.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Premise
“Grays Harbor National Wildlife Refuge is a 1.9 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Hoquiam, Washington that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Deli / Bodega
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“It's where locals hang out. Great sandwiches and beers on tap. The patio opens up to a large outdoor area with free yard games- great for letting the kids and dogs run around.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Route
“a nice paved walking/biking trail along the dune, with lots of beach access”
  • 2 locals recommend
Museum
“Take a step back in time and envision life as a logging tycoon like Arnold Polson. This mansion is set for a family of historic proportions including a closet filled with dresses from the 1900’s, a kitchen with formally “state-of-the-art” appliances, and a “kid magnet” model railroad. On the museum grounds, the Railroad Camp houses tools of the trade like the 1906 Polson 45 Baldwin locomotive.”
  • 6 locals recommend