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Two Washington Coast Family Getaways

Iron Springs Resort and Seabrook offer very different, but equally fabulous, places for a beach vacation with kids.

 

Don't let the winter weather deter you from a trip to the coast. You need to bring the right outerwear — warm jackets, rain coats, pants and boots, gloves, hats and several changes of clothing — but getting cozy after a windy, cold walk is half the fun. With vast beaches for your kids to explore, and most importantly, time to unplug and enjoy togetherness, you'll have a guaranteed break from your usual routine. 

Here's a look at two family getaway spots — Iron Springs Resort and Seabrook. Although a mere 4 miles apart, they offer very different settings. The former provides a rustic, charming, and secluded environment, while the latter is a newly constructed "town" centered on a communal family-friendly experience. Both require a short walk to the beach, so if you have little ones along be sure to bring a carrier.  

Iron Springs Resort is newly remodeled and smells deliciously of cedar.

 

Iron Springs Resort

Accommodations:

This resort offers 25 semi-private cabins on a bluff overlooking the north end of Copalis Beach. The recently renovated cabins smell like yummy  cedar, and offer a great view of the ocean.

Activities:

You can enjoy the fresh sea air from the deck, explore the beach and the  forest trails that are part of the resort, and relax in front of a cozy fire. The vast beach is only a short walk from the cabins, and the landscape is a treasure trove of fun for kids. 

Don't forget the dog! Iron Springs is pooch friendly, so don't leave your furriest family member home!

Location and reservations:

3707 State Route 109, Copalis Beach, WA, 98535. 360-276-4230. 

Make reservations here.

 

Seabrook Cottages

Accommodations:

Get ready for side-by-side, picturesque cottages with nicknames such as "Ocean Smores" and "Beachy Keen."

Activities:

The burgeoning beach town of Seabrook is an inviting place, encouraging a more communal experience. It's great for a trip with multiple families traveling together.  Seabrook doesn't have the same secluded feel as Iron Springs Resort, but they offer other features that are big pluses for families — including an indoor pool and spa, fitness center, two restaurants, a bakery, ice-cream shop and small grocery store.  You'll also find two playgrounds, bike rentals, and a paint-your-own-pottery place.

Location and reservations:

24 Front Street, Pacific Beach, WA, 98571. 360-276-0265. 

Make reservations here.