Fall is a time when the energy and excitement of the summer give way to a more relaxed (and soggy) season. But the Washington coast retains its beauty and allure, and offers experiences unavailable during the hotter, sunnier months.
That’s why so many people are visiting Seabrook, Washington’s beach town. It’s the perfect place to uncover the hidden magic of autumn on the Northwest coast. Here are a few ideas to maximize the fun this fall at Seabrook.
Friday: Make it a girls night
You’ve planned the girls weekend, found the perfect Seabrook home to accommodate all of your best lady friends, now let the fun begin. Create a party of your own with an in-home wine tasting curated by Seabrook’s very own wine bar, The Stowaway. Let them know what you like—white, red, or both—and they’ll select a crowd-pleasing flight. Before arriving, ask the Front Street Market to stock your pantry with all the perfect pairings—cheese, crackers, snacks and more. After fortifying yourselves with wine and snacks, head outside and gather around the fire pit to make s’mores. Stock some cinnamon rolls from Red Velvet Bakery for the next morning.
If you prefer spirits to wine, Mill 109 Restaurant and Pub is partnering with Wishkah River Distillery to host a distillery dinner on Friday, Nov. 10, celebrating local veterans.
Saturday: Hit the beach for clam digging
The fall razor clam season typically runs on select dates from October through early spring, offering a chance to dig up your dinner. Bring your boots, bucket and “clam tube” (or rent one from Buck’s Bikes) and grab a razor clam license ($9.70 for three days or $14.10 for the year), then wait for the tide to head out and walk out on the beach. Razor clams are a Northwest delicacy found on menus at notable restaurants across the region. Washington state even offers a list of recipes. So, look up your favorite and channel your inner Top Chef to truly taste the season.
After your clam feast, dessert is covered at Sweet Life with a wide selection of candy, ice cream and some of the best ice-cream sandwiches around. You can even knock off some holiday shopping at Seabrook’s Holiday Bazaar on Dec. 3 for homemade gifts, and don’t miss Seaworthy Home for those beachy vintage finds.
Sunday: Take it Easy
As the holidays approach, it gets harder to find time at home to unwind and unplug. Get away from the season’s demands at Seabrook. A chilly, wet fall day is a great time to curl up in front of a warm fire with a good book and a best friend. Listen to the storms pass over the Pacific Ocean and step out onto the porch to appreciate nature’s awe-inspiring power in the Northwest. Simmer a pot of soup or walk over to Frontager’s Pizza Co. for hot, cheesy comfort food.
Weekdays tend to be quiet and more subdued around Seabrook, and if you plan a stay Sunday through Thursday this fall, you can enjoy 25 percent off your reservation. (Huge savings is another way to relax.)
Seabrook is the place to go to embrace the unique charms of fall in the Northwest and carve out personal time in this hectic season.
For seasonal events at Seabrook and to book your beach cottage getaway, visit www.seabrookcottagerentals.com