27 Nov 2017
Slip away from the big city to Seabrook, Washington, for a weekend getaway from Seattle. Discover the natural beauty of this quaint beach town with year-round outdoor activities. There’s plenty to explore along the coast—from horseback riding to walking and hiking trails, Seabrook offers something for everyone in the family to enjoy. As you begin planning your weekend getaway from Seattle, check out our Things to Do page. Here, you’ll find suggestions on local activities and sites. To learn more about seasonal events and festivities, take a look at our Events page. Happy exploring!
Five Reasons to Go to Seabrook for a Weekend Getaway from Seattle
Horseback Riding on the Beach
Take the short drive to Ocean Shores and learn some equestrian skills on a horseback ride like no other. Experienced guides from Chenois Creek Horse Rentals will lead you and your family along the beautiful Pacific Coast for this exciting adventure. During the one-hour guided tour, you’ll spot unique wildlife and marine plants, learn about local places of interest, and bond with the company’s good-natured horses.
Bike Around the Town
There are bike rentals galore in Seabrook! Escape the hustle and bustle of the big city and enjoy a slow-paced community with plenty of bike trails and paths. Rent a bike from Buck’s Bikes and cruise through town while shopping or sightseeing.
Visit “The Old Stump”
While you’re strolling through the town of Seabrook, be sure to head to the Mill District on the Southeast end to check out the Old Stump. A testament to the community’s history as a lumber town, the giant cedar stump is a favorite landmark to snap a picture with. The kids will love walking through the stump and peaking out small windows from inside the trunk. We even offer a vacation rental right next to the monument!
Places to Hike
On your weekend getaway from Seattle, hiking the trails in Seabrook is a must-do. Located right on the coast, the town offers a combination of unique beach trails and forested paths. Explore the Elk Creek Promenade that leads directly to the beach or take a drive out to the Quinault Rain Forest Nature Trail to experience the unique ecosystem. You’ll witness waterfalls, giant red cedars, nesting eagles, and more.
Kayak on Grays Harbor
If you’re planning your getaway during the warmer months of the year, there’s an abundance of watersports and activities to take advantage of during your stay in Seabrook. Grays Harbor, located a few miles south of Seabrook, offers some of the best kayaking in the area with an extensive network of rivers and creeks. Float atop the Hoquiam River to view the abandoned remains of old industrial ships still beached on the shores. Or, bring your kayaks to the Wishkah River in Aberdeen and stop at the Kurt Cobain Memorial Bridge, a place where the late singer spent much of his childhood. Adventurous or experienced paddlers may want to explore the rough waters of the Chehalis River. To kayak amongst unique scenery, check out the Ghost Forest on Copalis River. This cluster of dead trees has an intriguing history related to a 9.0 magnitude earthquake that hit the Washington coast in 1700 and led to a massive tsunami in Japan. If you want to stay in Seabrook and take advantage of the other water activities, head to Buck’s Bikes to rent a paddleboard, surfboard, or skimboard for the day.
Unwind in Your Oceanfront Seabrook Cottage
Plan your weekend getaway from Seattle and stay right here with us at Seabrook Cottage Rentals. With beach cottages offering oceanfront views, beautiful homes large enough for 18+ guests, and easy access to endless nearby activities and attractions, our properties are the best place to stay in Seabrook! Check out our specials page for exclusive discounts and packages. Check our availability and book your stay today!