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Our Guide to the Best Summer Activities in Washington State

Summertime is one of the most beautiful seasons to experience the West Coast. With dozens of intriguing mountain hikes and pristine beaches, the list of summer activities in Washington state is nearly endless. Stay close to Seabrook to wander through beach trails where you’ll discover unique wildlife, or make a day trip to the Olympic National Park for a day of hiking.

As you begin planning your trip, be sure to check out our outdoor activities page for even more ideas on summer activities in Washington state!

Top Summer Activities in Washington State


When visiting Seabrook, WA, a trip to the Olympic National Park is essential for outdoor enthusiasts. About 40 minutes from this charming seaside town, the Quinault Rain Forest located within the Olympic National Park is the perfect day trip destination. Here, you can explore several hiking trails ranging from easy to intermediate, including the Quinault Rain Forest Nature Trail. Drive further into the national park to discover more challenging trails, additional waterfalls, and unique forest landscapes.

Visiting the Beaches

Seabrook is famous for the many nearby beaches. Stretching along the coast of the Pacific Ocean, these beautiful destinations are perfect for shell hunting, sunset picnics, horseback riding, or just relaxing by the water. In Seabrook, you’ll find several marine walking trails, or you can head to the next town Ocean Shores to explore more coastal routes. With some of the most beautiful beach hiking trails in Washington state, this town is home to favorite routes like those found at Damon Point State Park.

Whale Watching

During the right time of the year, whale watching is a popular activity in Seabrook. Though you have a better chance of spotting these magnificent creatures in the winter, it is possible to catch the tail end of their spring migration. Several types of whales migrate twice a year between the warm waters of Mexico and the cool seas of Washington. When visiting, ask the locals if any whales have been seen recently, then take to the shores to see if you can spot some yourself!

Clam Digging

With an abundance of razor clams found along the shores of Seabrook, clam digging is a top summer activity in Washington state. Read our guide to the Washington clam tides, then purchase a few simple tools and hit the beach! Be sure to review the state harvesting laws before you start digging.  

Seabrook Cottage Rentals

When exploring the many summer activities in Washington state, you’ll need a comfortable place to come and relax at the end of the day. Seabrook Cottage Rentals offers the perfect properties for groups of all sizes! This Something Blue home can accommodate up to ten guests and features a private, outdoor hot tub. The kids will love playing in the media room in the evenings while the adults unwind on the back patio with beautiful ocean views. Remodeled in 2016, the house incorporates dozens of modern amenities and chic decor.

Browse our complete collection of available properties and start planning your Washington state getaway today!

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