Relocating to the Hidden Coast Scenic Byway – What you Need to Know

After relocating to the Hidden Coast Scenic Byway, two years ago (from Tacoma) we’ve learned a lot about the area, and especially what it’s like to live and run a business here. As we grind through our first Covid-19 summer on the Washington Coast, it’s abundantly clear that lots of folks are purchasing property out here; whether it’s buying for recreation or permanent relocation, remains to be seen. Of course when you come out for a visit it seems all dreamy and wonderful to live at the beach but before you jump ship, you might want to consider some nuances you’ll likely have to adjust to. Things to Know about Relocating to the Hidden Coast Scenic Byway: 1. It’s a…

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Dorothy Anderson Cabin, The Story of a Girl Picker

A little backstory on the historic Dorothy Anderson cabin at Seabrook. Dorothy Antonnette Anderson In 1926, at the age of 19, Dorothy Antonnette Anderson, an immigrant from Nessa, Norway, along with the thousands of other city dwellers, poured into towns along the Hidden Coast Scenic Byway to take a break from the hustle and bustle. Many traveled by train from Seattle to Hoquiam and on to Moclips and Pacific Beach. Others traversed miles on unpaved roads in a Model-T or perhaps a newly minted Model-A, all in the name of rest and relaxation on the Ocean’s edge.  “On the Sands of the Pacific, 1914 Moclips, Wash.” (Image from Museum of the North Beach Collection) “Merchants Picnic at Moclips Wash.” 1910…

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6 Things Ocean Shores has that Seabrook Doesn’t

Ocean Shores isn’t the sparkling, Hollywood-attracting destination it once was but it still has a lot going for it when you want to get away to the beach. We might not have the quaint look and feel of Seabrook but we do have beaches you can drive on, a predicted banner crop of razor clams coming, and a few more things that the lovely town of Seabrook doesn’t have.

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