Mike's parents, Bob an avid scuba diver and Trudy a school teacher,
stumbled upon the Hood Canal in the late 1940's and immediately felt a
connection with the area. Nestled between the majestic Olympic
mountains and the crystal clear canal waters, the land was what
fantasies were made of. The picturesque landscape inspired dreams of
building a base camp from which people could explore the great
outdoors, and in 1951 that is exactly what they set out to do.
The young family purchased the waterfront property and began
construction immediately, naming the resort after their soon to be
born baby boy, Mike. Mike's Beach Resort quickly gained a reputation
amongst the scuba diving community with people coming from all over
the world to see the magnificent giant pacific octopus native to the
Hood Canal. They also made a name for themselves in the
gastro-tourism circuit with their fresh U-Pick oyster beach available
to guests. The old world camp charm appealed to people wanting to
connect with nature and have an experience with the great outdoors,
and word rapidly spread. Within the first few years Mike's quickly
became a family tradition, guests from all walks of life gracing the
resort with joy and laughter.
Mike grew up at the resort and still operates it to this day,
alongside his wife, two adult children and their families. A true
family run business, going on four generations. Though the world looks
quite different than it did in the 1950's, with what seems like an
ever increasing pace of life, Mike's essence has never changed and in
many ways seems more relevant today than ever. A space where time
seems to slow down enough for people to truly connect with each other
and nature all the while making memories sure to last a lifetime.
Mike's is a place for friends and family to relax and reconnect.
Hood canal's clear deep waters provide world-class oysters, clams, crab, shrimp, and salmon fishing, and miles of pristine shoreline for boaters, kayakers, whale watchers, beachcombers and lovers of nature.
The canal is also is a mecca for outdoor recreation including hiking, biking, backpacking and scuba diving.
Only 15 mins from restaurants
Private BBQ Area
& Fire Pit
Oyster and Clam beach
Great location, made a perfect base camp to explore The Olympic National Park.
Great weekend, we hit Octopus Hole, Sund Rock and Flagpole, found a GPO right in front of the resort. On site tank fills made a big difference for us, most places on the Canal can't fill tanks, which means a drive to the local dive store.
It's our second year Shrimping at Mikes's, the kids had a blast! We will be back next year.