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May 28, 1965     Catholic Northwest Progress
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Catholic Northwest Progress =riday, May 28, 1 is th 24 individual motels, Ocean hores now e largest resort complex anywhere on the aeific Northwest ocean coast, travel agents report. The motels offer a full range of accommodations, or couple, families or large convention groups, in aH rice levels. Prices start as low as $8 per couple, and ange tLp to $35 to $45 a day for plush apartment nits. Most prices are in the $14-$18 range, in summer. In all, the motels 'have more than 400 rooms of ecommodations. More than half are directly on the dge of the beach. The resort sends a complete motel rate sheet, with escriptions of the accommodations, and full color ictures, free to any potential visitor. Requests for the rate sheet should be mailed to cean Shores Motels, Ocean Shores, Wash• Ocean Shores should become another "boating manza" within not more than three years, marina lgineers predict, adding one more interesting place r owners of trailered craft to visit. Construction of the first phase of the new marina mplex, at the south end of the Ocean Shores penin- la, is under way now. A little more than five years ago a lonely cattle nch, covering a six mile long peninsula separating • ays ttarbor from the Pacific Ocean. Now the resort proudly advertises "61 Kinds of m", and sends out lists to prove it. ="the first day we got here and saw this place," nembers William R. MacPherson, treasurer of Ocean ores Estates, Inc., "we knew it vas something pe- .L We all got together and decided we would pro- le enottgh facilities to make it a prime vacation spot • anybody, no matter what he liked to do." l?o the tourist, it appears that Ocean Shores has m working overtime---at making good that idea. But re is more to come. "We have just finished making an agreement with ; state to open up a 700-acre public hunting area Ocean Shores 'Clam Capital' OCEAN SHORES IS "CLAM CAPITAL"That's the title claimed by Ocean Shores, gorbeous new resort development on Washington coast, near Grays Harbor. Here Mr. and Mrs. Lynn Naylor, Olym- pla, clean a limit catch of succulent razor clams. on he south end of the property, mostly for water fowl," says Glen Coming, Bellingham logging contrac- tor and general manager of the resort. "Our future plans include another par3 18-hole golf course in the south end, and the planting of--we hope --about 1,000,000 rainbow trout in our 10 miles of freshwater canals." This month Ocean Shores is beginning construction of the first stage of a marina, where the canals enter Grays Haxbor, which will include launching ramps, boat services, and a fishing base. This year, vith an average of 20 minus tides-each month during the summer, razor clam digging will (Ocean Shores News Bureau Photo) veekend, several thousand diggers will throng the six miles of beach at Ocean Shores. They will dig to the accompaniment of various buzzes and putt-putts from up in the dunes, as dune- buggy and trail-scooter devotees have a ball. A travel editor from an Eastern newspaper, after touring Ocean Shores recently, remarked to his guide: "I this place is only five years old, how come there are so many things to do? Most resorts have golf, OR fishing, OR beaches, OR hunting. You have them all." The guide replied: "We 'had an awful lot to start with." That's surely one of the secrets of the remarkable 4>e at its best in a decade. Normally,-on a good clam growth of Ocean Shores. KINDS O 0 CEAI, I HORE.S Yes, lovers of fine things (like sand) it's all too really true! Ocean Shores IS a fantastic resort, both relaxing and exciting, because here you can enjoy ALL these things: (*) Clamming • Salmon fishing • Surf fishing • Bass fishing • Crabbing • Golfing • Horseback riding • Bowling • Tennis • Softball • Swimming • Hiking Beachcombing • Agate hunting • Dune buggies • Trail scooters • Picnics • Hayrides • Boating • Steelheading • Poker playing • Mushroom hunting • Wild strawberry picking • Bird watching • Photography • Horseshoes • Waterskiing • Dining • Dancing • Cocktails - Sports car racing - Auto-crossing • Sailing Scuba diving • Surfing • Pypo-boarding • Glass ball hunting • Raccoon-hunting • Duck hunting • Pheasant hunting • Shopping • Skate-boarding • Drift- wood-hunting • Driftwood arranging • Painting • Canoeing • Outdoor barbecues ° Sunbathing • Helicopter rides ° Motorcycling • Go-Karts • Billiards • Surf wading • Indian museum • Salmonberry picking • Sturgeon fishing • Oyster picking • Nature walks • Trout fishing • Foldboating • Appletree climbing" *(And more)..• For your own personal list of Ocean Shores' 61 Kinds of Fun, and for motel rate information, write: Ocean Shores Reservations, Ocean Shores, Wash. • or Telephone Ocean Shores 5252