20 Apr 2017
It’s Monday morning. The sun is rising, and your alarm clock goes off. You roll out of bed and into the groove that marks the cyclical flow of your typical week. Coffee, work, meals, and your preferred entertainment are all in their proper order. To-do lists get checked off in the usual manner. The days run together, and they sprint. Then, it’s Sunday night. If you’re anything like most people, the daily routine can become a bit monotonous over time. Change your scenery and switch your mindset with one of the best weekend getaways from Portland. Seabrook, Washington is the perfect place to hit the refresh button and find a much-needed change of pace. To find out more about this gem of the Washington Coast, check out the North Beach area for yourself. An interesting history combined with a gorgeous location has resulted in the emergence of this unique, stunning town. At under 3.5 hours from the city center, you can leave work on a Friday and make it here just in time for sunset on the beach.
Seabrook, WA: One of the Best Weekend Getaways from Portland
You can hit the road from Portland, OR and arrive in Seabrook, WA in less time than it takes to watch the average game of football. Even better, the drive is relatively simple. To get to Washington’s Beach Town:
- Take I-5 North
- Get on US-12 in Elma
- Take US-101 North and Ocean Beach Road into Seabrook
The whole trip should take less than 3.5 hours, barring extreme circumstances. The drive is straightforward, and the destination is well worth it.
Where to Stay
There are plenty of reasons that a trip to Seabrook makes for one of the best weekend getaways from Portland. First, the beauty of the area is unparalleled. Situated on a bluff alongside the Pacific Ocean, the scenery is a rejuvenating change from primarily urban landscapes. The town’s intentional focus on walkability and nature underscores this point. Finally, Seabrook Cottages are amazing places to enjoy your time away from Portland. They provide the perfect blend of simplicity and luxury. Seabrook Cottages are diverse in design and location, ensuring that there is something every visitor will enjoy. For a girlfriends getaway or romantic retreat, try the cozy Hello Sunshine. It’s bright yellow exterior is the color of happiness, and it only gets better when you step inside. Natural light warms this cozy home, and the open side porch soaks up the sun while still being protected from the wind. It’s also a mere 5-minute walk from the beach. If you’re looking to plan something grand, there are several cottages that are perfect for a lavish weekend or group event by the sea. Plan a weekend retreat or meet extended family at the Bella Vita. Gorgeous ocean views, top-tier amenities, and a spacious interior (it sleeps up to 12) make this home ideal for larger gatherings.
How to Maximize Your Weekend Away from Portland
After you pull into town, check in, and receive the keys to the rental home of your dreams, venture out into the town. Seabrook is a wonderful place to unplug and recharge yourself for a few days. You’ll enjoy warm sun and cool ocean breezes as you walk along the beach. Walk or bike to the town center to browse the shops on Saturday afternoon. When you come in season, clam digging is a popular activity. Bring a shovel, a bucket, and an appetite! For the ultimate guide to fun Seabrook and North Beach activities, check out our Things to Do page. It’s the best way to get acquainted with the town before you arrive. If you have questions about Seabrook or booking your ideal Seabrook Cottage, contact us today. Our staff are ready to help you start planning what’s sure to be one of your favorite weekend getaways from Portland!