Copalis Beach is in the middle of Washington state's Pacific shoreline and about 75 miles west of Olympia. It's one of seven little beach towns (Ocean Shores, Ocean City, Copalis Beach, Seabrook, Pacific Beach, Moclips and Toholah) north of the big inlet of Grays Harbor. We visited all of them.
After Copalis Beach we went to Seaside, a tourist town that in 1806 was salt gathering spot for Lewis and Clark. Seaside has lots of hotels and restaurants, plus candy, gift and clothing shops. It also has a new brewery called Seaside Brewing (of course we visited) and we walked along the beach.
The next day we went to Cannon Beach. Very pretty, very well manicured despite the wind off the ocean -- just a lovely town. It's one of he first places Jim and I visited together; back then we stayed at a wonderful small hotel called the Stephanie Inn.
|A rose among thorns, or maybe vice versa, at Copalis Beach.|
|Driftwood sculpture near the planned coast city of Ocean Shores, Washington.|