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About Seaview Cottages

The Long Beach Peninsula and Pacific County have an abundance of endless beaches, Fresh Seafood, northwest rain forests, and unique places to stay. If you are looking for an easy escape and the perfect place to create traditions that last a lifetime. The Long Beach Peninsula, in beautiful Pacific County, is a close scenic drive from both Portland and Seattle. Long Beach is renowned for their 28-mile-long beach with sand packed so densely that it is capable of supporting most vehicles. The wide open landscape and serene oceanfront views make the long, continuous beach a complete year round paradise. There is no place more relaxing to plan a trip than The Long Beach Peninsula on Washington's southwestern coast. This small, quaint coastal area is complete with attractions for the whole family, a sky dotted with vibrant kites in the summer, and miles of heavenly beach scenery along the Pacific. With various little towns close by that will take you back in time.
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Brief History of
Seaview, Washington

Seaview is located in southwest Washington state on the Long Beach peninsula at 46o20′04″N 124o03′17″W (46.334544, -124.05460).

Seaview's history began in 1859 when Jonathan Stout, a cooper from Ohio, arrived on the Long Beach Peninsula In 1880 he purchased 153 acres along the ocean front with plans for a summer resort. He ran through several names for the resort—Stout's, Ocean View, North Pacific Beach, and finally Sea View. He built a hotel a few hundred feet from the mean high tide line with an ocean view across the driftwood that accumulated every winter.

At the time you would ride a steamboat down the Columbia River to Astoria on the Oregon side where they would disembark and board a smaller steamboat to take them across the river to Ilwaco. There they could transfer their trunks to a wagon and be drawn by horses the rest of the way. The wagon route went through the woods on a plank road to the "weather beach," and then along the beach to Seaview.

In 1889 the Ilwaco Railway and Navigation Company began regular service on a narrow gauge railroad that ran up the Long Beach Peninsula to Nahcotta. The Seaview depot—no more than a shed and platform at first. " With railway service, summering families could board the railcars right on the Ilwaco docks for the trip up the peninsula.

The Seaview depot building still exists and is now a restaurant called "the Depot" located directly across the street from the Seaview Cottages.