18 Jul 2018
When you’re looking for the best destination to visit and escape the city life for a few days, there are beautiful beaches near Seattle, WA, perfect for a weekend away. Head towards the Olympic National Park to explore the famous Ruby Beach with towering sea stacks and picturesque driftwood. Or, you can spend the weekend in the charming beach town of Seabrook and relax in a cottage on the water. Explore the area’s many things to do including an abundance of outdoor activities.
Our Favorite Beaches Near Seattle, WA
One of the most popular beaches near Seattle, WA, Ruby Beach is a uniquely beautiful place to explore. Considered part of the Olympic National Forest, this stretch of sand is home to a combination of ocean and forest landscapes. Unusual geological formations known as sea stacks line the shore, and the sandy is said to resemble rubies, giving the beach its name.
Though the area is lovely, this beach is not known to be the best place for swimming or sunbathing. The waves are often big and rough while the shoreline can be rocky. Most people visit Ruby Beach to explore the rugged, wild landscape. Be sure to check the tide pools for unique marine life and check the whale migration patterns to find out if you might be able to spot a few as they pass the beach!
Pacific Beach State Park
Less than two miles from Seabrook, Pacific Beach State Park is the perfect place to visit if you’re looking for a more traditional beach where you can spend the day lounging on the sand. Anglers can cast a line from the shore, or you can try clam digging, a favorite coastal activity in Washington state.
If you head 30 minutes south of Seabrook, you’ll find four miles of stunning shoreline at Damon Point. Located within Grays Harbor, this area is one of the best places to go for a stroll. Birdwatchers will want to bring along their binoculars and keep an eye out for bald eagles, shorebirds, and even snowy owls in the winter. Spend some extra time hiking around and wander over to Protection Island, a small spit of sand extending off the mainland.
Stay in a Seabrook Cottage Rental
Visiting Seabrook is a great way to escape to some of the beautiful beaches near Seattle, WA. Seabrook Cottage Rentals has properties available throughout the town in a range of sizes able to accommodate couples and large groups. When you stay in Seabrook, you’ll have easy access to an abundance of attractions and activities, including the Olympic National Park, beaches, restaurants, and hiking trails.
The Anchor Down property is a three-bedroom, three-and-a-half bathroom property that sits right on the shore of the beach. With room to accommodate up to 10 guests, this home also offers guest access to the community hot tub and firepit. From the sunroom, you’ll have ocean vistas and proximity to beach trails, while the kitchen provides a view of the Seabrook amphitheater.
Browse our complete catalog of available properties and start planning your coastal getaway today!