Blues + Salmon At Quinault Beach Resort & Casino – Worth The Trip From Olympia

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Family Fun at Ocean Shores, WA


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Pacific Ocean and Miles of Sandy Beach at Quinault Beach Resort & Casino

It’s a food lover’s delight – a rare opportunity to enjoy tasty Quinault River Blueback Salmon.  The exclusive salmon, permitted to be fished only one week per year, will be on the grill this weekend during the Quinault Beach Resort & Casino’s festival.

“The blueback salmon is a big part of our culture.  We call it medicine.  We believe it is the best salmon in the world,” says Quinault Indian Nation member Lorna Grover.

Visiting Quinault Beach Resort & Casino in Ocean Shores, Washington

Travel about 1.5 hours from Olympia to Ocean Shores, Washington.  Your path will take you along Highway 101 until Hoquiam when you’ll exit towards the beaches onto State Route 109.  Enjoy the scenic drive, beautiful coastline, and easy access to the beach and Pacific Ocean.

Ocean Shores boasts wide open sandy beaches that is the perfect backdrop for a number of activities including kite flying, building sand castles, and of course splashing in the surf.  If your family is interested in getting out on the water, look into renting a vessel such as a canoe or sailboat.

The Washington State coastline is renowned for its scenic hiking trails.  Throw your bike into the back of the car and travel among many miles of trails to enjoy beautiful views.  And, with six miles of beach, there will always be an clear space to build a one-of-a-kind sand castle creation.

At Quinault Beach Resort & Casino, relax in the spa or treat yourself to a massage.  Let the kids burn energy in the full-size indoor pool.  The resort also houses a sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi.

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Family Fun at Ocean Shores, WA

More adventuresome travelers may be interested in fishing or hunting with tribal guides arranged through the hotel.  A stable nearby offers families a chance to horseback ride along the coast.

At the Quinault Beach Resort & Casino, only a few steps separate you from the beautiful coastline.  The Quinault Beach Resort & Casino offers a spectacular, seaside getaway destination while enjoying the natural beauty of the Pacific Ocean.  The hotel offers spacious, comfortable accommodations with full service amenities.

Clearly, there is never a shortage of family fun and entertainment while visiting the Washington coast.

Cookin’ The Blues Festival at Quinault Beach Resort & Casino

The weeklong event celebrates the 12th anniversary of the Quinault Beach Resort & Casino as well as the run of the Quinault River blueback salmon.  The festivities culminate in a ribbon cutting ceremony on May 19th at 12:00 pm followed by live music and delicious eats.

Several Blues bands will be playing at the resort on Saturday beginning at noon.  Sour Owl will close out the night.  On Sunday, the bands will play from noon until 6:00 pm.  The free live music will keep you dancing all weekend.

Quinault“We would like to challenge the Copper River Sockeye to a taste test next year,” concludes Grover.

Come out to Ocean Shores this weekend and taste it for yourself.  You’ll likely be a fast convert!

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