Activities

You may wish to enjoy the solitude of Seaview, borrow our beach chairs and head for the ocean, or read a novel from a local bookstore. In preparation for your visit, we suggest the following information sources: The Visitors Bureau, Coast Explorer Magazine, Coastweekend Guide, community radio and newspaper, this article in the Seattle Times. Read local history  here. Check road conditions at WA Road, OR Road, WA View and OR View. Get NOAA forecasts for Seaview, Seattle, or Portland. Try the 642 Weather Guy for a local forecast.

Nature This is a great place to hike, ride your bike and observe birds. Consider visiting:
Willapa National Wildlife Refuge and Leadbetter Point State Park are nesting and migration path destinations. For local birding info, see Shoalwater.
Beard’s Hollow is 2.5 miles from the cottage. Hike, bike, or drive. The trail leads to Ilwaco. Local tide schedules are here. For geological activities, check here or here.
Kites Visit the Kite Museum, head for the beach and go fly a kite!
Theater Attend a play put on by the mighty Peninsula Players or see a movie.
Astoria Attractions include theaters, Maritime Museum and Astoria Column. For river activity or conditions, check the Ship Report, Bar Pilots, Ships and NOAA.
Ilwaco Enjoy the port, shopping, Saturday market, North Head and Cape Disappointment lighthouses, Interpretive Center and Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum.
Dining Among our favorites, the following promote the use of local produce and resources. Reviews are indicated by (R). For more dining choices, click here.
42nd Street Cafe is very popular with locals and guests. Great breakfasts. With a wide range of seafood, a portion of Wednesday proceeds go to charity. (R)
The Depot, voted best casual, fine dining destination. Supports the Women’s Resource Center. Features Wednesday Nite Hamburgers. (R)
The Shelburne Inn, a local landmark, offers fine, casual dining in its famous restaurant and English style pub. Frequent live music. Call for details. (R)
Lost Roo has become a favorite with locals. Family friendly and great food. Wrap around porch allows outdoor seating. (R)
The Cove is situated on a golf course and thought by many to have the best lunch on the peninsula. They now serve dinner on Friday and Saturday. (R)
OleBob’s Seafood Market and Galley is a family friendly place with great lunches at an affordable price. The harbor view is exceeded only by their fish and chips.
Long Beach Coffee Roasters supplies our coffee. A quiet place to relax.