One place you should visit: the most darling PNW beach town

Last week was our Spring Break. The first half of the week was spent at home; the second half was enjoyed at the most charming town on the Washington Coast called Seabrook.

We spent last year’s spring break in this cute town (read about that trip here). The town was modeled after my favorite place of all – Seaside, Florida, which we visited last year on our road trip (read about that here). The community is darling and idyllic with walking paths and sweeping Pacific Ocean views and community parks, shops and cafes.

This year, we stayed in a big coastal home in town that we shared with our good friends and four of their five kids.

When we were booking our house, Rae and I were super picky about the inside being cute :) We succeeded in picking a very nicely appointed home that was conveniently located and was more than big enough for our two families (the house is called Down the Hatch, if you’re looking for a rental).

We made ourselves right at home and so enjoyed a few days of quality catch-up time with our friends.

Also, how cute is this bathroom?

We’ve had such a wet and rainy spring so far … but we had a gorgeous sunny day on Friday, which we fully embraced with time at the pool, a stop at the ice cream shop and early evening beach-time. And yes, while sunny, do keep in mind that it was only 59* out! Our PNW children are so crazy with their shorts and swim suits and all the adults were layered in sweaters and jackets.

The other days were rainy, rainy, rainy, but we didn’t let that stop us. We swam (thank goodness for an indoor pool), played lots of Settlers of Catan, Stratego and Hand + Foot, watched a few movies and ate a lot of food.

And, of course, I couldn’t help myself from taking photos of the gorgeous homes as we walked to and from the pool or the coffee shop.

We packed up yesterday to return to reality, but before we drove home, we lingered at the pizza place.

It was so fun traveling with Rae – she takes pictures of kids and life (like the ones above) and I take pictures of empty spaces with pretty, inspiring decor. We’re a good pair.

You can (and should!) follow Rae on instagram here and her blog here. And I’m on instagram here.

Another thing you should do: visit Seabrook.

Sorry for being so bossy. I’ll stop telling you what to do now.

Overall, it was a very successful spring break. We’re refreshed and ready to finish out the school year!

17 Responses to One place you should visit: the most darling PNW beach town

  1. Jen April 28, 2017 at 2:23 pm #

    Just curious . . . were the bar stools in your Seabrook house comfortable? I’d just recently been looking at those online and when I saw them in your pictures here, thought I’d ask your opinion.

    Seabrook is one of my favorite places. We’ve stayed at Periwinkle Cottage and it’s simply adorable!

    • emily April 28, 2017 at 3:59 pm #

      Yes! They were quite comfortable!

  2. Amy April 27, 2017 at 1:03 pm #

    What a beautiful place! Would you be willing to share the name of your rental from last year? Thanks!

  3. Amy April 27, 2017 at 12:44 pm #

    What a beautiful place! Could you share the name of your rental from last year? Thank you!

  4. Catherine April 25, 2017 at 5:27 pm #

    Yes! Kudos to you. I second and third Susan and Selena. Those pop-up ads are particularly annoying when you are reading a blog on your phone. I realize we receive this content for free, so I sympathize with bloggers. But it is sooooo nice to read your blog and look at the pretty pictures and read the content as it’s meant to be seen. Thank you.

  5. Lori April 25, 2017 at 11:53 am #

    Sounds amazing and looks fantastic! 💙

  6. Laura April 24, 2017 at 1:01 pm #

    We love Settlers of Catan too! We’ve been playing with friends since our oldest was in a pack ‘n play and he’s almost 15! Another great game we stumbled upon is 7 Wonders. It seems super complicated, but is really interesting and fun.

  7. Winni April 24, 2017 at 12:14 pm #

    The pictures remind me of Cape Cod MA

  8. janet April 24, 2017 at 12:05 pm #

    YES! Thank you for not bringing in all of those awful pop ups that take away from the joy of your writing and photography!

  9. Sarah April 24, 2017 at 11:38 am #

    Aw, we love Seabrook. Or, I should say, my kids and I love Seabrook. We’re struggling to get my husband on board. He grew up in the Dominican Republic and can not embrace the PNW beaches :) But the rest of us love it!

  10. Barbara April 24, 2017 at 11:36 am #

    Perfection! Thanks for sharing this beautiful place!

  11. Selena April 24, 2017 at 11:35 am #

    I totally agree with Susan! I didn’t really realize that until she mentioned it. I love that you keep it clean and easy to navigate. I have also been a subscriber for years! LOVE Seabrook btw..so happy you mentioned this spot and I can’t wait to make the travel from Santa Barbara to Seabrook. :) cute, quaint, and clean beach towns are my jam.

  12. Amanda April 24, 2017 at 11:09 am #

    We have stayed there many times throughout the years, in one of the houses of which you featured here. Great for big families to get away together and enjoy the coastal life! One house we loved was Once Upon a Time. GREAT for families with a large number for kids. The third floor features a kids paradise! I am glad you featured this community as people don’t know what a gem it is!

  13. Georgina April 24, 2017 at 10:56 am #

    Absolutely lovely! Thanks for introducing this gorgeous place…

  14. Sharon Andres April 24, 2017 at 10:45 am #

    Beautiful photos of one of our favorite places. Vic has painted a lot of scenes from Seabrook, Watercolors! In fact they used to sell them there in their office. Sweet memories😘

  15. Susan C. April 24, 2017 at 10:14 am #

    This has nothing to do with anything you posted today (not that I didn’t enjoy your post – I did! I truly want to visit that little town.). While reading the post – I realized what a joy it was not having things popping up and blinking and pictures of items creeping up that I Googled last week. I’m SO glad that you choose not to advertise on your pretty site! I love love love your blog and I’ve been a subscriber for years so I just wanted to take a moment and send you a note to thank you for not cluttering up your blog page with distracting ads! Thanks for keeping it so classy!

    • emily April 24, 2017 at 10:49 am #

      Ah, thank you. It has always been our opinion that we want our site to feel clean and easy to hang out on …

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