Letterboxing

There are a number of cool letterboxes that you can search for at Seabrook! To find out what letterboxing is, please visit Letterboxing.org   Once there, you can search for Pacific Beach and find the Solla Sollew Shipwright gnome who has hidden a box for you to find.  (UPDATE - Gnome village is being relocated currently {April 2012}!)

There are at least three other letterboxes to find within Seabrook - can you find them all? Find pictures of a letterbox hunt on Facebook!

Indoor Pool is open!

We are so excited about the new pool!  You will get a key when you check in to Solla Sollew.  Check out details of the pool on Seabrook's website
A map of the location of the pool (a mere block or so walk from Solla Sollew!):

Towns

Pacific Beach and Moclips - Pacific Beach, WA is a small beach community one mile north of Seabrook and 18 miles north of Ocean Shores with a population of less then 500 people. Pacific Beach State Park is a 10-acre camping park with 2,300 feet of ocean shoreline with brisk fresh air, salty mist and incredible views. Moclips, WA is just up the road from Pacific Beach. The whole 35 mile coastal area is called North Beach and it's as if time passed it by. Some of the most dramatic and untouched coastline and beaches on the West Coast are in North Beach. Things are slow here and the focus is less on commercial flash and more on the natural beauty of the environment. The miles of flat sandy beaches are perfect for Razor clamming, bird watching, kite flying, surf fishing, horseback riding, beach combing, castle building and more. 57 Main is a great browsing shop and The Wacky Warehouse in Pacific Beach is good for $1 squeaky seagulls and orcas.

Ocean Shores - is about 17 miles south of Seabrook and is a funky sort of town. It was created in 1960 as a resort town, and it never really quite got finished. It's an odd collection of hotels, art and gift shops, restaurants, both old and new. Many festivals are held here that draw thousands of tourists. A PDF document is here that lists all the events for Ocean Shores for 2012.

Aberdeen - is about 30 miles east of Seabrook and is another town that had its heyday in the big logging and fishing eras. It’s home to the bigger stores like Safeway, Home Depot and (gasp) WalMart. Generally, it takes 45 minutes to drive to Aberdeen.

Places to get food

Mill 109 – in Seabrook. It provides a cozy atmosphere one would expect to find in a traditional beach town on the rugged Washington coast. We offer tried and true staples of Northwest coastal cuisine as well as contemporary family fare which makes you think Pacific Northwest meets homespun comfort.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served every day of the week but Tuesday, and we have a great happy hour during the week with amazingly priced food and some your favorite drink specials.

Other services include: catering, kid’s menus, boxed lunch specials (to go), and hosted events.

 360-276-4884

Falcons Nest Hamburger Stand – Pacific Beach. Great milkshakes and ice cream. Good for fried food as well

In Ocean Shores, our favorite restaurant is the Irish Pub: Galway Bay Irish Restaurant & Pub Very good and kid friendly

Groceries


Right in Seabrook is Lil's Pantry which is great for any fresh, frozen or dry goods items. 360-276-4155

15 minutes down Ocean Beach Road is Voss Acres Produce Stand.  You simply must stop here.  Sharon has excellent produce (and fresh eggs on Saturday mornings!), fun stories and beautiful flowers all at great prices.

You and I Market and D and K Grocery in Pacific Beach. For any little grocery type thing you may need.

In Ocean Shores, it’s IGA for groceries - 101 E Chance A La Mer NE Ocean Shores, WA

Places to go

Olympic National Forest – Olympic National Forest is located on the Olympic Peninsula with the Pacific Ocean to the west, the Strait of Juan de Fuca to the north and Puget Sound to the east. The Forest surrounds much of the Olympic National Park. It includes a temperate rainforest, a radiating mountain range, large lowland lakes, wild rushing rivers, tidelands and saltwater beaches.

Lake Quinault Lodge – A 30 minute drive from Seabrook, this is a historic and lovely old lodge that has an excellent restaurant (great sweet potato fries!) and is a wonderful spot to take in the natural beauty of the area.

Westport and Grayland, 45 minutes away by car or a 20 minute ferry ride from Ocean Shores. Visit cranberry bogs in Grayland. Westport Maritime Museum is a wonderful place to learn about the history of boating in our area. Westport has a local deep sea fishing company for those looking to make the catch. Other local attractions include bird watching and whale watching charters. Go surfing: Westport is among the best surfing spots on the Washington coast. Grays Harbor Lighthouse is a hidden historic relic among the trees and a wonderful scene to explore. Boat watching at the marina is a nice way to spend an afternoon. Walk the piers and enjoy the shops. Have a fresh seafood lunch right off the boats and do a little swimming and beachcombing on warmer days.

If you like Star Wars, then you must stop at the Star Wars shop in Aberdeen. It’s more like a museum, but you can buy anything. Video and pics here. Everyday! 12pm-5pm 413 E. Wishkah Aberdeen, WA 98520 360-970-7080

The Ocean Shores Library is a great resource! You can get a free library card, and then check out two movies per day. There are 1145 videos and DVDs to choose from. Library hours are: Monday 10 – 5 Tuesday 10 – 8 Wednesday 10 – 6 Thursday 10 – 5 Friday 10 – 5 Saturday 10 – 3 573 Pt. Brown Ave. N.W Ocean Shores, Wa. 98569 Library Phone: (360) 289-3919

Museums

Ocean Shores Interpretive Center is a great place to learn about the natural environment and history in and around Ocean Shores. There’s a fun kid’s section and lots of interesting displays.

Grays Harbor Lighthouse

Westport Maritime Museum – A great old building that used to house the Coast Guard and now is a museum.

Polson Museum – a 6,500 sq ft mansion that now holds a museum of the logging history and area history from the early 1900’s.

Aberdeen Museum of History -

Museum of the North Beach -