Just a couple hours west of Seattle, on the Olympic Peninsula, is the quaint little town of Sequim. Here is where I found an amazing place that encompasses so much of why it is easy to fall hopelessly in love with the Pacific Northwest.
At the Sunset Marine Resort there are eight unique cabins nestled above the beach of Sequim Bay. Two of the cabins are on the beach; one of which we stayed at called The Boat House is built on pilings so during high tide the water is right below you.
The cabin has a fire pit and outdoor chairs to relax in under the sun or stars. The beach is perfect for combing or crabbing at low tide (with a license of course). If you happen to catch enough crabs the kitchen is stocked with all of the tools needed to cook up a feast; just be sure to bring a loaf of bread, some butter and some lemons and you’ll be set.
Adventure seekers can take to the water in one of the kayaks available for rent or if you’re looking to meet curious seals, squirting clams and stoic herons just sit back and watch the show. Be sure if you have a dog not to leave them at home because this place is pet-friendly and heaven for your four legged friends.
When gauging what to pack it’s good to keep in mind that Sequim is the driest town of Western Washington; pilots call Sequim “The Blue Hole” due to its propensity to have relatively clearer skies than areas to the east and west of it. But even if it rains, the cozy cabin has a wall of windows making the rain a welcome friend as you cuddle up with a blanket and watch the storm.
If your spirit needs recharging and you are looking for a peaceful place to take in the beauty that this area has to offer I’d suggest a little trip in this direction.