I’ve been wanting to visit Seabrook, WA for the past 5 years. I first heard about it when I was working on a school auction and one of the families donated a week’s stay there. I immediately Googled it and thought it looked like a charming seaside community. Then, I realized that the name Seabrook kept coming up when people talked about their summer plans.
Once we had kids, it seemed like all my Mommy friends had either just been to Seabrook or were planning a weekend getaway there. My family has recently explored Semiahmoo Resort & Spa and the San Juan Islands. So, when it came time to plan a trip with a few of our family friends, I instantly suggested Seabrook. Thankfully, we found a home that had plenty of room for 3 families with total of 5 kids ages 3 and under.
Sharing a home with friends was a blast! The kids were able to play together morning, noon and night. We were also able to divide and conquer a lot more with the help of friends. Plus, ever excursion became a play date!
Seabrook’s Top 10 Activities for Families
1. Pacific Beach
Hopefully, this is the obvious activity. Located within walking distance of Seabrook, Pacific beach offers hours of family entertainment. Searching for sand dollars, building sand castles, and chasing seagulls are just a few options.
2. Ice Cream at Sweet Life
Is it really a beach vacation if ice cream isn’t involved? Sweet Life resides in the middle of the downtown district. They offer ice cream that is natural and made locally in Tacoma, WA. I enjoyed a creme float that was delicious! They also sell an assortment of candy and other sweet treats. I personally tried the Swedish Fish and Sour Gummy Worms and found them to be fresh and tasty!
3. Search for Gnome Houses
We took the Gnome Trail to get to Pacific Beach. Apparently, it’s the custom for guests to build gnome houses along this path. There is one rule: Gnomes only use building materials found locally, from both the woods and the beach. Next time we visit, we hope to contribute our own gnome house.
4. Shop at Seabrook Kids
We love independent children’s stores. This one at Seabrook offers an array of sand and water toys, stuffed animals, books, and activities. A major plus is that it also sells Seabrook-branded clothing that actually looks cool. My favorite thing about this store is that you can test out the sand toys before you buy. And they have a tractor kids can sit on outside the store.
5. Swim in the Pool
There is an indoor heated community pool that is the perfect spot for families to hang. Not only is the whole pool fairly shallow, but they offer children’s life vests to borrow. They also have lots of lounge chairs for parents to hang out with babies and a spa Jacuzzi. Towels are available to borrow on site.
6. Get a Latte at Red Velvet Bakery By the Sea
Getting coffee is a must-do activity for my family. Thankfully, Seabrook has a cute bakery that offers an array of caffeinated beverages. Red Velvet Bakery By the Sea also has extensive pastry and lunch options. We tried their Red Velvet Donut and it was light, moist and full of flavor!
7. Zip Line at the Neighborhood Park
After noticing the lack of play structures around Seabrook, we thought to ask the baristas at Red Velvet Bakery By the Sea about a neighborhood park. They informed us of a large play area near the Farm District. Not only did they have a zip line that held the weight of my husband, but they had lots of swings, several slides, and many places for kids to climb.
8. Roast Marshmallows
There are numerous fire pits all over Seabrook. We are big fans of roasting marshmallows or hot dogs over a fire. I love that these are set up already. You can easily pick up kindling, lighters and roasting foods at Front Street Market. These fire pits can accommodate groups of many sizes.
9. Visit the Horses
There is a little farm at Seabrook that is fun to visit. They offer horseback rides and summer camps for kids. If you are there on the weekend, you can watch them feed the horses in the morning. We weren’t able to rally in the morning, so we visited after nap time.
10. Replenish at Front Street Market
They also have Front Street Market that sells disposable diapers, swim diapers, sand toys, pool toys and baby food. It’s a great stop to load up on frozen chicken nuggets, mac & cheese, and fruit for younger kiddos. Additionally, they also offer adult beverages for parents.
We stayed 3 nights (Thursday-Sunday) in the LegaSea house and had such a fabulous time! There was a room with 4 bunk beds and play areas on the top floor and the basement level. We were located right off the Gnome Trail for easy access to the beach. The area was quiet and full of trees.
Even though we just got back, I’m looking forward to our next trip to Seabrook! In 2018, the town center is expanding to include more shops, restaurants and fun experiences. It’s a great location for families traveling by themselves or with a large group.