The Canterbury Inn

Always More to See and Do

Ocean Shores and the Canterbury offer lots of activities year 'round.


SUMMER, of course, means time on the beach, splashing, digging, exploring. The Canterbury's lawn is the scene of lively croquet games and barbeques. Then there's always kiting, biking, swimming, and exploring plus just about anything you can think of doing on a summer's day.

FALL offers a more relaxed tempo offering a chance for more elbow room as you take advantage of mild weather and smaller crowds.

HOLIDAY SEASON is a great time to gather here with friends and family. Our full kitchens, full living spaces with flat-screen TVs and fireplaces make for cozy gatherings. And holiday activities at Ocean Shores provide further entertainment.


WINTER is when many of our regulars come to Ocean Shores for great storm watching. The south jetty offers a perfect vantage point to watch the incredible power of nature as gigantic waves come rolling in off the wild Pacific.

SPRING BREAK brings lots of families to the Canterbury for a chance to shake off the winter blahs and enjoy time together beachcombing, biking and vying for top honors in favorite family board games by the fire.


SPRING temperatures begin a warming trend and, with children still in school, becomes a favorite time for couples and empty nesters to visit. Check the Ocean Shores calendar for some favorite events...or just come by for a beach to yourself and some cozy reading time in front of the fire.


"Every year we look forward to heading for Ocean Shores for a chance to harvest the elusive and tasty razor clam."

John and Cathy DeForrest make the Canterbury their home base every year during clamming season. Our outdoor clam cleaning facility makes clean-up afterward easy. And our comfortable rooms provide a warm and inviting haven after a day on the beach.