Grays Harbor, Washington, USA
Grays Harbor is an estuarine bay located 45 miles (72 km) north of the mouth of the Columbia River, on the southwest Pacific coast of Washington State, in the United States of America. The Chehalis River flows into its eastern end, where the city of Aberdeen stands at that river's mouth, on its north bank.
Aberdeen is home to the replica tall ships "Lady Washington," and "Hawaiian Chieftain." Both ships are open to tours and demonstrations when they are docked at the Gray's Harbor Historical Seaport, in Aberdeen. Other attractions in Aberdeen include the Aberdeen Museum, which showcases exhibits of 19th and 20th-century artifacts, and the Timberland Library.
Gray's Harbor is flanked by several state parks that overlook the Pacific Ocean and offer camping, beachcombing, wooded trails and wildlife viewing. Ocean City State Park, at the north end of the harbor features interpretive activities during the summer. Grayland Beach, approximately 7 miles south of the town of Westport, is known for its spectacular oceanfront and beachcombing opportunities.
Things to See & Do
* Gray’s Harbor National Wildlife Refuge
* Replica tall ships
* Aberdeen Museum
* Town of Westport
* Ocean City State Park
Cruise Season – May - October
Currency - United States Dollar (USD)
Language - English
Land Area – 27.5 km² (Aberdeen)
Population – 18,000 approx (Aberdeen)
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time - GMT minus five hours
International Country Telephone Code - 1
Transport Links - Grays Harbor Transit provides bus services in and around Aberdeen, with connections to Hoquiam, Ocean Shores, Quinault (with connections to Forks and Port Angeles), and Olympia (with connections to Tacoma and Seattle).