Ocean Park Resort is a AAA rated facility located on 9.5 Acres in a quiet, park like setting, 4 blocks from the center of Ocean Park and the Beach.
Why Ocean Park?
The quaint little town of Ocean Park lies at the HEART of the beautiful Long Beach Peninsula. In spite of being small it contains all the facilities (gas stations, grocery stores, hardware store, restaurants, drinking establishments, gift shops, art galleries, accommodations and beach access) required for a pleasant visit to the seashore. In addition, the resort community, and the surrounding Peninsula, showcases all that is great and appealing about Washington. The Long Beach Peninsula measures 28 miles in length and is only 4 miles wide at its widest point. This 28 mile stretch of beach on the west side(Pacific Ocean side) of the peninsula is recognized as one of the longest beaches in the world.
The northernmost tip of the peninsula Is home to Leadbetter Point State Park. It is a day use park on the flight path of migrating birds, (from Hummingbirds to Swans), and it is one of the few places left where one can go to experience natures quiet solitude. A feat nearly impossible to accomplish anywhere else in today's bustling world.
Just south of Leadbetter Point on the Bay side of the Peninsula is Oysterville. At one time Oysterville was the county seat of Pacific County (the records were stolen from them in the middle of the night and taken by boat across the bay to South Bend). It was also home to Washington states first university. A fire destroyed many of the original buildings, but today Historic Oysterville still is home to the old one room school house and old church plus many houses dating from the 1800's.
Between the Washington mainland and the peninsula lies Willapa Bay. Thanks to the efforts of many, this bay is considered to be one of the cleanest estuaries in the continental United States. On the bay, just a mere mile from Ocean Park, are the docks and boat ramp of Nahcotta. From here kayaking, canoeing or boating are posible in the Willapa and Shoalwater Bays.
There are two golf courses on the peninsula. Just 2 miles south of Ocean park an indoor swimming pool is open to the public and 2 more miles further there is more kayaking, canoeing, and fresh water fishing at Loomis Lake.
The mighty Columbia River borders the southern end of the peninsula. The Peninsula is one of the only communities in the U.S. to contain two lighthouses. Cape Disappointment, overlooking the Columbia River is the oldest lighthouse on the west coast, and North Head Lighthouse in Fort Canby State Park overlooks the Pacific Ocean. Fort Canby is also home to The Lewis And Clark Interpretive Center. This center houses a fascinating display of exhibits on Lewis and Clarks visit to the peninsula occurring nearly 200 years ago and a map showing the ships lost crossing the mighty Columbia bar.
Ilwaco the nearest town to the Lighthouses and just 12 miles from Ocean Park is famous as a deep water fishing port used by sport, charter, and commercial fisherman alike.
Just 3 miles north of Ilwaco and 9 miles south of Ocean Park is the town of Long Beach. On your first trip through Long Beach it will become apparent why the town was recently bestowed the honor of being chosen as the nation's "best example of a destination resort" by the White House Conference on Tourism. Long Beach is home to dozens of antique stores, unique gift shops, galleries, arcades, amusement rides, restaurants, T-shirt shops, kite shops, motor scooter and bicycle rental shops and horseback riding rentals.
With this vast diversity of activities within such a small area, you can not go wrong choosing the Peninsula as your next holiday destination. Sooooo, on your next trip to the shore, please come stay with us. Ocean Park will provide you with a pleasant, quiet and convenient home base close to any and all of our peninsula's attractions.