Jun. 30, 2011
Top 10 Things To Do At Seabrook This Summer Contest
Whether you're here for the day or for the week, one of the most common questions asked at Seabrook is: "What should we do while we're here?" Seabrook's best activities are always changing, but we recently sat down and put together the following list of our summertime favorites to share with you. We hope your favorite Seabrook summertime activity is on the list, but if it's not, we want to know what it is! Just post a comment below and tell us what we missed and what you enjoy doing at Seabrook the most! Each suggestion will be entered to win a $50 Gift Card to Seabrook's Mill 109 Restaurant and Pub! Winners will be announced here on the Seabrook Blog, on Thursday, July 21.
1. Take a group photo on "The Big Stump"This stump has become famous among Seabrook residents and guests as a landmark here in town. The notch scars in its trunk giving it the designation as a "Springboard Stump" were created by loggers who carved out a place to rest the springboards in order to cut the tree. We believe the tree was cut in the late 1800's when logging was prevalent here on the Washington Coast.
2. Discover Gelato at Lil's PantryGelato finds its roots in the frozen desserts served in ancient Rome and Egypt. It was originally made from ice and snow brought down from mountaintops and preserved below ground. In the 1500's, gelato as we know it appeared during banquets at the Medici court in Florence, Italy. Today, this famed Italian treat has made its way to the Washington Coast where you can try one of Lil's Pantry's three rotating flavors any day of the week!
3. Enjoy S'mores in Crescent ParkAfter a day of surf and sand, who can resist a hot gooey s'more at twilight around one of Crescent Park's coveted fire pits? Not us! There are also many firepits across the different neighborhoods at Seabrook where s'mores are a popular activity. We found this new take on the traditional childhood classic in Seattle Magazine last summer and fell in love! Hopefully you'll enjoy it as much as we did!
4. Fly A Kite On The BeachDid you know that there are tons of different kites to enjoy? Whether you prefer the classic Diamond Kite, the sophisticated Dopero Kite, the variety of two-line Sport Kites, or even the exhilarating Power Kite which is used for kite boarding or kite surfing, there is a type of kite for everyone! With miles of sandy beach, Seabrook is the perfect place to fly your favorite type of kite!
5. Experience an Ocean-view Massage at Blue SpaIf relaxation is your desire, Seabrook's newest business, Blue Spa, is your destination. Book a massage in the brand new ocean-view studio while the sound of the ocean soothes your body and mind. Choose from shiatsu, deep tissue, hot stone, Swedish massage, or a couples massage. You can even have a massage at the house you're staying at while at Seabrook. Check out the Blue Spa webpage for a list of services.
6. Have a Beer on the Mill 109 PatioOne of life's simple pleasures (for those 21 and over) is to enjoy some Pacific Northwest sunshine with a great beer and a great view. Here at Seabrook, one of the best places for these things to converge is the patio of the Mill 109 Restaurant and Pub. We've included today's list of Beers on Tap, but the list is always changing, so check out the Mill 109 website and make sure to follow the Mill 109 on Facebook & Twitter:
- Manny's Pale Ale
- Alaskan Amber
- Alaskan IPA
- Deschutes Black Butte Porter
- Deschutes Twilight Summer Ale
- Deschutes Mirror Pond Pale Ale
7. Go Horseback Riding on the BeachIf you love horses and the beach, why not try horseback riding on the beach? Each summer, Seabrook offers numerous opportunities to do just that! This exhilarating experience is certainly one you won't want to miss! Give our cottage rentals office a call for details and to schedule a ride for your next visit (360-276-0265). In the meantime, check out our Top 5 Favorite Horse Facts!
8. Paint a Keepsake at Colours Pottery Painting StudioLet your creative side have a little fun and paint a keepsake mug, platter, or a sculpture to take home with you! Seabrook's pottery painting studio offers a Girls Night every Friday night and Camp Colours for kids every Saturday! Check out the Seabrook Events Calendar for details!
9. Stop by for Yappy Hour at the Salty DogThe almost monthly event called Yappy Hour at The Salty Dog is one to most certainly attend. Whether you have a canine friend to bring or not, come visit this beloved business to peruse the selection of creative doggie merchandise while socializing with both people and dogs. Each Yappy Hour is posted on the Seabrook Events Calendar and features both adult and child-friendly beverages.
10. Rent a Beach Cruiser and Ride Around TownFor many people, Seabrook is synonymous with bike riding. As one of the earliest activities available to homeowners and guests in our town, we have a whole collection of classic beach cruiser bicycles (as well as a few mountain bikes) for you to enjoy while you're here. Check out the Seabrook What's With The Bikes webpage for more details!