Ocean Shores is a city located within Grays Harbor County in Washington state. It lies on Point Brown Peninsula on the coast, which was once used for trading by the area tribes that now constitute the Quinault Indian Nation.
The epitome of a boomtown in the latter part of the 20th century, Ocean Shores was relatively uninhabited until it was sold to Ocean Shores Development Corporation in 1960. In just over a decade, Ocean Shores was incorporated, with a system of roads, a school, hotels, restaurants, and several other commercial and residential developments. It's population had grown to about 900 people and continued to grow. By the 2010 Census, Ocean Shores' population had reached 5,569 residents.
In the past, Ocean Shores has been called the "Richest Little City." During its early development, the legalization of some forms of gambling sent Hollywood celebrities flocking to the beach side. Singer Pat Boone even became a local resident in 1967.
Today, Ocean Shores is the beach destination of the Northwest. Thousands of people are drawn to Ocean Shores each year for the beautiful beaches, night life, favorable weather, and festivals.