There are several beaches on the Pacific shore in WA. They all seem to have their specific traits. On the website it talked about how the landscape is not the same for more than 2 miles. This beach was just off of our campground. Its special characteristics were the amount of seagulls and sand dollars. One of the beaches in Ocean Shores is actually a state highway. It was neat being able to drive on the sand. You do have to be careful because of the tides.