Jan

19

SEABROOK – A Perfect Family Getaway

I’m super excited to share all the details about our most recent stay in Seabrook. We went right before Christmas.  We also went to Seabrook for Christmas 2020, you can go back and read this post from last year.  So many of you told me that you’d love to head out there one day with your family and you definitely should!

This was our family’s third stay in Seabrook.  This time, I was super delighted to have partnered with them, as they invited us to stay and share about our time there.  We brought my mom, mother-in-law and sister-in-law.  All 11 of us,  3 generations, had an amazing time.  Every time we leave, we start thinking about the next time we can make it happen again.

So, here are all the details to help you plan your own Seabrook getaway.  

WHERE:  Again, Seabrook is located on the Washington Coast.  It’s a super easy 3 hour drive west from Seattle.  Check-in for most homes are late afternoon.  We usually pack up and load up the cars in the morning, plan on stopping for lunch on the way and arrive between 3-4pm.  Golden hour and sunsets out there are amazing, so we try to get there in time for sunset if we can.  Remember, sunset can be as early as 4:30 in the winter and 9:30 in the summer! 

BOOKING A HOME:  The best way to book a home is directly through the Seabrook website.  All rentals are listed there.  You can search by date, name of home, size and amenities.  There is something for everyone and every size.  There are dog friendly homes (we took our puppy there last year), homes with bunk beds, hot tubs, firepits, views, outdoor equipment etc.  Most homes are incredibly family friendly with bunk bed rooms and game rooms just for the kids.  

This time we stayed at Ocean Tails. We were looking something that can sleep up to 12 with bunk beds, a fireplace and a hot tub.  This year, we also wanted an ocean view.  This home was perfect! We loved the direct access to the beach path too!

In the past, we have also stayed at Red Sky at Night and Ocean Song.  It’s so much fun to check out different homes. They are all gorgeous! So much fun for a house lover like me.

WHAT TO BRING:  

Every time we go, we settle in faster and enjoy our time more.  Knowing what to bring and what to expect makes all the difference.  Like most things… I like to keep things simple and minimal.  Here are our must haves.

Toilettries: Most homes supply small hotel sized toiletries. It’s easy just to bring our own.

Laundry supplies: Most homes have washer/dryers. We do laundry and really helps to cut down on packing.

Extra napkins, paper towels, paper goods and food storage bags: Convenient to pack up left over food.

Spices and ingredients:  Most homes have the basics, but best to bring to bring your own.  Most kitchen are fully stocked with pots/pans and small appliances.

Simple meals.  We bring basic breakfast items we can grab everyday, leave lunch open and prep simple dinners.

For now, there is a little market with all the essentials if you forget anything. Eventually, there will be a full size grocery store.

WHAT TO DO:

This is my favorite part and why Seabrook is so great for a multi-generational family getaway.   There really is something for everyone and every pace. You can be out all day exploring or just stay at home. It is a treat just to be there together and rest.

One of my favorite things to do is to walk into town in the morning. Head to the bakery and grab a coffee and pastries. Their new bakery, Vista Bakeshop is amazing!  Their cruffins are the best I’ve ever had.  

Our kids love to lounge. The homes are usually equipped with a ton of games and gaming.  It’s fun for them to have their own zone. My teens and toddlers all love our time there.

When we all want to get out, we go for a beach walk, forest hike, bike ride, go to their indoor swimming pool or outdoor park. The zipline is our favorite!  

There is even an off leash dog park. Again, all within walking distance. I love just walking and looking at the adorable homes and getting all sort of home inspiration.

You can also surf, skimboard, kayak, and go digging for clams, all depending on the weather and the season.  

Buck’s Northwest is a one-stop shop for outdoor equipment rental, lessons and guided adventures!

If you want to use Seabrook as a homebase, Olympic National Park, the Hoh Rainforest, Ruby Beach and several amazing sights on the peninsula are easy day trips.  You could easily spend a whole week exploring the peninsula.  

SHOPS & RESTAURANTS

Seabrook is growing and changing and there is something new every time we go. This time, we got to check out Rising Tide Tavern, their newest restaurant. It is a beautiful space and it has the perfect mix of casual, but slightly elevated dining. Our whole family loved the soups, sandwiches and burgers for lunch. But it would also be a great place for drinks at night.

We also LOVE Frontagers Pizza for lunch. The Truffle Bianca pizza is our favorite. Of course next door is The Sweet Life where you can get all sorts of candy and ice cream!

The kids love going to Brooklet Toys which is the cutest toy shop ever! I picked up a few things at their women’s boutique, Magnolias and of course a few home items from Seaworthy Home, a home decor shop. Not too much to feel overwhelmed, but enough to enjoy some time toodling and browsing.

Lastly, if you’re interested in heading out to Seabrook one day, definitely sign up for their email list and get notified of their promotions. There is one happening right now! Now through the end of February, book 2 nights and get the 3rd night free!

Get out here one day and make memories with your entire family! Bring everyone! The kids, aunts, uncles, cousins and the grandparents! Everyone will love it.

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