Family Fun at the Beach in Grays Harbor County

Family Fun at the Beach in Grays Harbor County

April is a great time to visit the north beach area of Grays Harbor County for some family fun. The days are getting longer, the temperatures are warming up and the sun gets a chance to peek out and warm things up just a bit more.

Laid-back beach lifestyle

People walking over driftwood on a beach.

Copalis Beach, Moclips, Ocean City, Ocean Shores, Pacific Beach and Seabrook make up the north beach area and provide the perfect escape. These northern beaches define the “laid back” lifestyle while offering fun at the coast.

Take a romp on the beach, build a campfire or a sandcastle, or watch big waves as they roll in. Relax with a great book or play fun board games in your beachside cottage. Whatever you choose you’ll experience why families return to Grays Harbor’s north beaches again and again.

Fishing and clam digging

A net with razor clams in it

Looking for a little more adventure? Try surfing, surf fishing, or razor clam digging for Washington’s famous razor clams. Clam digging is regulated by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. Tentative early morning digs are planned during April low tides at Copalis and Mocrocks. The most successful digging occurs around one to two hours before the listed time of the low tide. It’s great fun to do with the kids.

The limit is 15 razor clams per person and all diggers age 15 and older must have a current fishing license to dig. Licenses are available throughout Grays Harbor County. LEARN MORE

Biking around town

A group of children riding bikes on a road with trees and the ocean in the background at Seabrook.

Ride a bike, off the beaten track or right on the beach. Bring your own or rent a fat-tire bike in Seabrook or Ocean Shores. Looking for more of a challenge? Seabrook takes mountain biking very seriously. There are miles of off-road tracks for every experience level, beginner to expert.

Seabrook’s Springfest activities run through the month of April. They include magic shows on Mondays, laser tag on Tuesdays, and other fun daily activities the whole family will enjoy.

Exploring local museums

A woman dressed as a mermaid posing on a boat in a marina in the sunshine.

Learn the history of area at the Museum of the North Beach in Moclips. April hours are 11 am to 4 pm, Saturdays and Sundays. If the museum is closed when you wish to go, call 360.276.4441 to arrange a special appointment.

And don’t miss the International Mermaid Museum and the 2023 Mermaid Festival from Saturday, April 1 through Sunday, April 9. During this nine-day event museum admission is free from 11 am to 6 pm. The festival is open daily from noon to 5 pm.

Enjoy an unforgettable family visit to the north beach area of Grays Harbor County this April.

By Guest Blogger Grays Harbor Tourism