Seabreeze Weekend at Ocean Shores -- Feb 14-16
Presidents Day weekend February 14-16 at Ocean Shores offers 6 walks and a bike.
Feb 14, 2015 08:00 AM
Feb 16, 2015 12:00 PM
|Where||Ocean Shores Lions Club|
|Contact Name||Bonnie Tucker|
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Join the Capitol Volkssport Club for their very popular Ocean Shores Seabreeze Walking Festival, President's Day Weekend.
Choose from six walks and a bike or do all of them! You register at the Ocean Shores Lions Club. These walks are map walks. Some routes are weather and tide dependent. Some require driving to the start. Walks unless noted are not suitable for strollers or wheelchairs.
Walk and bike details: All walks, and the bike route, are MAP ONLY routes; there will be no trail markings. Please also note that many of the walks are weather and tide dependent.
Ocean Shores Jetty Walk: 10K, rated 1C. Walk through the jetty neighborhood at the southernmost tip of Ocean Shores. Walk back along the beach to the jetty (a favorite spot for whale watching in season). For those not wanting to walk on sand on the beach, a return route using city streets is available. This walk is not suitable for strollers or wheelchairs.
Ocean Shores Bayside Walk: 11K, rated 1A, or 21K, rated 1C. Walk through developed and undeveloped areas of Ocean Shores. The 11K is entirely on pavement, and loops around Duck Lake. The 21K walk continues to loop around the town, ending with 6K on the beach to return to the start point. For those not wanting to walk on sand on the beach, a return route using city streets is available. The 11K walk is suitable for strollers or wheelchairs, the 21K walk is not.
Damon Point Walk: 5K or 7K or 12K, all rated 2C. Walk around a former island in the Chehalis River, now connected to the mainland by a sand spit. On good days, there are views of the Pacific Ocean, Mount Rainier, the Olympics, and the distant cities of Aberdeen, Hoquiam, and Westport. Seals, eagles, sandpipers, sanderlings, surfers, fishermen, ships, driftwood, shells, and the occasional Snowy Owl are sometimes seen while walking in this area. On the ocean side of Damon Point, the beach can be quite steep; some walkers have found walking sticks helpful (one can easily be found among the driftwood, if you don't normally carry one ...). These walks are not suitable for strollers or wheelchairs.
Moclips Walk: 5K or 10K, both rated 1C. Walk from Moclips to Pacific Beach State Park along the rugged north beach. This walk has the option of returning to Moclips through Pacific Beach State Park and the quaint town of Pacific Beach or along the beach. These walks are not suitable for strollers or wheelchairs.
Griffiths-Priday State Park Walk: 5K or 7K or 10K or 30K, all rated 2C. Walk through the dunes on a remote corner of the Washington coast, free from cars year-round, and along the beach. See nature in action as the land and paths erode in one area and build up in another. Due to this ongoing erosion, the path can be rougher than you might expect it to be walking on sand dunes or on the beach. Walking sticks are recommended for those who find them helpful. These walks are not suitable for strollers or wheelchairs.
Seabrook Town Walk: 5K or 10K, both rated 2C. Walk through the new vacation community of Seabrook. This walk includes paved streets in the town portion, a trail through the woods surrounding the town, and the beach. Trails through the woods are fairly well maintained, but can be uneven. The 10K walk goes up and down the bluff via steps to the beach, and passes several huge tree stumps that were left by loggers in the past. These walks are not suitable for strollers or wheelchairs.
Ocean Shores Bike: 13K or 25K or 30K, all rated 1A. The 25K and 30K routes circle the Ocean Shores peninsula on flat roads, through neighborhoods and undeveloped areas. The 13K route, weather permitting, can be a two-person surrey ride! Surreys and bikes are available for rent from local businesses.
Saturday Night Social. Dinner reservations for our Pasta, Pasta and More Italian Buffet at 6pm must be received by February 1, 2013. Price is $20, including tax and gratuity. Tickets limited to 75. See More Information link below for further information.
Lodging: Make your hotel reservations NOW! You may go to www.oceanshores.org to find lodging.
Ocean Shores Lions Club
832 Ocean Shores Blvd NW
Ocean Shores, WA
I-5 Northbound and Southbound: Take Exit 104 (US 101). Continue westbound as US 101 becomes SR 8 and then US 12 and finally US 101 again, passing through Aberdeen and Hoquiam, then follow signs to Ocean Shores. The entrance to Ocean Shores is Point Brown Ave. Turn right onto Chance-a-la-Mer at the traffic circle, then take the next right which is Ocean Shores Blvd. Drive .1 mile to the Ocean Shores Lions Club on the right.