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A Weekend in…Seabrook

Transport yourself to Seabrook, one of Washington’s top hidden gems located along the scenic Washington Coast. Experience the excellence, natural beauty, cozy lodging and complete ocean escape that Seabrook has to offer–all while taking in the Pacific Northwest landscapes and the serene backdrop of the Pacific Ocean.

Founded in 2004 by Casey and Laura Roloff, this thriving town offers something for every level of adventure-seeking. Whether you’re seeking a relaxing weekend for two, the ultimate family beach vacation, a spot to celebrate a special occasion or the most advanced outdoor adventure, there is an activity, accommodation and experience for everyone to enjoy.

The drive to this beach town oasis is quite beautiful no matter the direction you are coming from. If you are driving in from the Greater Seattle Area, the quickest route will take you just under three hours and past the state’s capitol then through the region’s top producing lumber and fishing towns. If you are looking to experience top-level scenery and a lengthier drive (roughly five to six hours), then travel up and around the Olympic National Park and Olympic National Forest, which is home to one of the most breathtaking natural rainforests.

Stay

With over 450 homes of all sizes in eight uniquely designed neighborhoods, Seabrook’s home rentals range from one-bedroom condos to cabins in the woods to stunning seven-bedroom abodes, all located within walking distance to the city’s Town Hall, restaurants and shops. If you are looking for a quiet beach home, just a quick two-minute walk to the ocean tides and steps from the center of the town, check out “A Wave From It All.” This rental is a true ocean paradise with sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean all while nestled within the towering trees. Accommodating up to eight people with three bedrooms, three full baths and a half bath, it truly is a wonderful place to call home for the weekend or for an extended stay. Wake up to the beautiful sunrise from the comfort of your bed in the master suite, equipped with a private deck and seating for two. Take a dip in the hot tub while listening to the sound of the ocean waves, or cozy up on the main level with the gas fireplace. The large deck overlooks the outstanding views, making it the perfect spot for grilling up dinner in the warm summer heat or snuggling up with a cup of coffee and a blanket in the colder months. Although this home is not pet-friendly, it is a must stay. However, if you are seeking something for you and your four-legged friend, there are many dog-friendly homes available throughout each neighborhood that will check off all features you are in search of.

Photo credit: Poppi Photography

Do

Seabrook is filled with numerous merchants, 17 parks and a year-round swimming pool. There is lots to do in this remote beach town. Buck’s NW offers plenty of outdoor fun for all ages and levels, ranging from surfing, kayaking, SUP and biking. Check out the guided razor clam digging where you can harvest clams right off of the beach. Contact the Seabrook concierge to inquire about guided fishing trips as well, perfect for the advanced fisherman or for those at a more novice level and conveniently enough you can fish right down at the beach.

The PNW offers lots of opportunities for exploring, and Seabrook is an excellent basecamp. Seabrook offers a variety of hikes from beginner to advanced, mushroom foraging for fresh golden-brown chanterelles or even just lounging at an outdoor firepit enjoying live music; every season brings a time for different activities.

Although there are many outdoorsy activities, Seabrook also makes a top-notch girls weekend or adult getaway. Visit Spa Elizabeth for a tranquil spa service, then stroll along Market Street to the vast specialty shops and clothing boutiques. Magnolias offers a high-end shopping experience with the most up-to-date trends and clothing styles, while Tides by Seabrook provides all the cutest souvenirs to take home. If you brought your dog or child along on your trip, stop by The Salty Dog for a new chew toy or premium dog treats then cruise over to Brooklets Toys for some fun, beach-inspired items.

Coming April 2022, there will be a new candle shop in town offering its shoppers a truly one-of-a-kind experience with custom candle-making. You will have the opportunity to choose your own signature scent, vessel size and style while also being able to pour the wax yourself. Also keep an eye out for the new 11,000-sq.-ft. grocery opening by the end of the year, offering everything you and your family or friends might need for the perfect stay. 

Drink

The Stowaway Wine Bar is a true wine lover’s dream, which has a new location and tasting room will be opening this winter. This new vibrant outpost will still be in the heart of the town but will offer a larger space for more fun events and views of the ocean, making for the perfect setting for a sunset wine tasting or happy hour. Inquire about the Admiral wine club, which offers discounts and a private party for members at the end of the year. Note that you must be able to pick up your wine in person (a great reason to visit Seabrook a few times a year!). Wine is available for purchase by the bottle or by the glass. Schedule a wine flight tasting as a fun activity during your stay or bring the wine tasting to you with its unique, in-home wine tasting.

Frontager’s Pizza is a great place for those beer lovers to get a cold glass of one of its rotating brews on tap; Rising Tide Tavern has a fully stocked bar with a variety of specialty cocktails; or walk over to KoKo’s for a delicious, refreshing margarita.

Koko’s Restaurant and Tequila Bar

Eat

There are fantastic dining options in the area offering different cuisines and dining experiences–and just steps from the ocean. The most casual and family-friendly restaurant being Frontager’s Pizza, dishing up the most delicious wood-fired pies with fresh ingredients. You will typically see a line out the door around dinner time which you will understand as you approach the doors and smell the aroma of the delicious pizzas they’re cooking up. Offering dine-in or takeout, this is a great option for family pizza night.

Koko’s Restaurant and Tequila Bar has a large menu of Latin cuisine, ranging from street tacos to a Latin-inspired poke bowl (be sure to try the homemade tortillas). Dine indoors during those cold winter months; soak up the sun on their large patio during the summer. Rising Tide Tavern, located on Market Street, offers some of the best clam chowder in the region, along with other seafood classics like their house fish and chips.

Sweet treats are enjoyed year round at The Sweet Life candy and ice cream shop. Dishing up scoops of creamy local small-batch ice cream and specialty candy is a must during your stay. Try its famous ice cream sandwich pressed together with two freshly baked cookies made by Vista Bakeshop. Vista Bakeshop offers a wide variety of fresh-baked pastries like its flaky traditional butter croissant or signature date and candied bacon croissant filled with house-made date paste and topped with a candied bacon crumble. One of its artisan baked goods paired with a cup of freshly brewed coffee makes for the perfect addition to your morning walks to the beach or the long drive home.

For more information, visit www.seabrookwa.com.

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