Grays Harbor & Pacific Trip Planner
Welcome to Grays Harbor & Pacific!
The southwest corner of Washington includes the mouth of the Columbia River and the counties of Grays Harbor and Pacific. Many years ago, area residents depended on logging and fishing for their economic livelihood. As these industries disappeared, the lumber-mill towns of Ocean Shores, Westport, Aberdeen and Hoquiam began encouraging tourism to generate revenue. People travel to this coast in increasing numbers to discover the joys of surfing, sea kayaking, razor clam digging, bird watching and kite flying. The city of Westport has become Washington's busiest deep-sea fishing and whale watching center. Aberdeen is home to the the Aberdeen Museum of History, which chronicles local history and showcases a Model T automobile, a blacksmith shop and an old fire engine. Long Beach Peninsula, where the Columbia River meets the Pacific Ocean, features 28 mi (45 km) of uninterrupted, natural beach that is accessible to slow-moving vehicle traffic and is a haven for hotels, restaurants and countless family adventures.