If you’re looking for a relaxing outdoor-oriented vacation, you’re sure to enjoy your stay at Sunrise Copalis Beach on Washington state’s beautiful Pacific Coast. With its location on one of the Northwest’s finest razor clam beaches, the resort is centrally located for beachcombing, surf and deep-sea fishing, steelhead fishing in the Copalis River, golfing, horseback riding, hunting, and a wide variety of other recreational activities. Copalis Beach Park is only minutes away from an 18-hole championship golf course and excellent restaurants and entertainment. Just to the south, on the sandy peninsula between Grays Harbor and the Pacific Ocean, is the popular resort city of Ocean Shores. Be sure to stop at the Environmental Interpretive Center to see the displays of native fish, birds, flora, fauna and exhibits concerning the history of the peninsula and Grays Harbor. If an excursion on the water is to your liking, you’ll want to visit the marina, where charter fishing trips and a daily passenger ferry to Westport are available during the summer. If you choose to ferry to Westport, allow time to visit the Westport Maritime Museum where exhibits depict life in a coastal fishing port. South of town, you’ll find a series of fishing villages along an 18-mile unspoiled beach ideal for clam digging, crabbing, kite-flying, whale watching, or waiting for the salmon and tuna fishing boats to come ashore. Inland from Grays Harbor and around Hoquiam, you’ll find acres of timberland that are the source of the area’s prime export, forest products. Stop in Hoquiam to see the Seventh Street Theatre (circa 1927-28), a pictorial history of the region at the F. Arnold Polson Park and Museum, the turreted Hoquiam Castle with its antique furnishings, and tide-flats at the water’s edge to watch the migrating birds. Just to the east on Highway 101 is Aberdeen, named for its Scottish counterpart. Noted for its handsome Victorian homes, the city is also home to the Aberdeen Museum of History, where furnishings and photographs from the city’s pioneer days are displayed. Take a tour of the Grays Harbor Historical Seaport, once a shipyard and lumber mill. Here you’ll see a replica of the ship Capt. Robert Gray sailed when he explored the coastal region and claimed the Oregon territory in 1792.