Moclips is a beautiful small town in the North Beach area of Washington State. Local activities include camping, hiking, kayaking, clamming, surfing, fishing and bird watching. The community has kite contests, sand sculpture competitions, and the Kelper’s Parade and Celebration. Dine at a beachside restaurant, or visit the Museum of the North Beach and the Quinault Indian Reservation.
Moclips is a Quinault Indian village established along the Moclips River. Although it was first settled around 1902, Moclips was not established until 1905 with the completion of the Northern Pacific railroad and the infamous Moclips Beach Hotel. Moclips became a great little town with restaurants, hotels, a candy store, theater, canneries and the M.R. Smith Lumber and Shingle Mill. Many of the fires during the 1910's ruined much of Moclips along the beach. The latest fire was in 1948 at the top of the hill where a welding accident destroyed many homes and businesses. A total of four schools once taught kids from Taholah to Ocean Shores- two of these buildings are still in existence today.