Grays Harbor is home to several small cities such as Aberdeen,
Hoquiam, Ocean Shores, and
Initially inhabited by Native Indians, settlers came into Grays Harbor in the
1850's... with the area being rich in natural resources, large forestry &
fishing related business thrived in Grays Harbor for decades, however, as the
natural resource industries began their declines in the 1980's, the area since
has branched out into more sustainable tourism related activities.
The north side of the entrance to Grays Harbor Bay is located
Ocean Shores is a popular vacation destination that receives several million
visitors each year.
The south side of the entrance to the harbor is located
Westport ... Westport
houses much of the area's fishing fleets and currently has working marina, and
also has a quaint downtown.
The eastern inland of the harbor at the confluence of the Chehalis River is
located the 3 contiguous cities of Aberdeen,
Hoquiam and Cosmopolis. These 3
cities form the nucleus of commercial and industrial activity of the harbor, and
nearly half of Grays Harbor residents live here.
While in the area visit the
Polson Museum to learn about the
See Grays Harbor links & interactive WA State PCH map below ...
Click highlighted cities on map for regional info ...