By Wendy Thomas
Published: 01/25/24 Topics: Aberdeen Washington, Dog Friendly, Hi-Tide Resort, Moclips Beach WA, Ocean Shores WA, Vacation Comments: 2
For 33 years, Michael Muller, from Edmonds, worked for the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife. So naturally, when he wants to take a weekend away, he heads out to the coast.
Visiting Moclips for the first time, he came to Hi-Tide Resort in October 2023, hoping to avoid the crowds but still have the great weather the coast can provide.
------Hi-Tide: What brought you out to the coast?
Michael: I wanted to visit with friends in the area. I saw Hi-Tide was there, and I could bring my Husky/Malamute mix, Yuka. I was debating about going to Lake Cushman or the coast, and I decided I wanted to get Yuka out to the ocean.
Hi-Tide: What did you do while you stayed with us?
Michael: We did a lot of exploring of the area. We also enjoyed the solitude and quiet of the beach. Yuka was a busybody on the dunes. At night, I loved looking up at the stars and I could see the crabbers with their lights on way out in the water. The weather was perfect, since it was the tail end of summer and it was still warm.
Hi-Tide: Were you upset there was no razor clamming during your visit?
Michael: No. It’s hard to keep track of Yuka and dig for clams at the same time. I talked to other people at the resort about it and liked that there was a cleaning station right there for people to use. Not many places have that.
Razor clams are one of my favorites, though. I stopped at Duffy’s in Aberdeen on my way out to the coast. They were some of the best razor clams I’ve had.
Hi-Tide: What was the best part about your stay?
Michael: On our first day there I discovered that Yuka would not go up the stairs. I had to carry her the few tries we went up those stairs. I called the front desk and Jerry there was able to get us moved to a ground floor unit within an hour of my phone call.
Hi-Tide: Would you come back to Hi-Tide?
Michael: Absolutely! I’d like to come back at about the same time of year later this year. I’d like to take my daughter and granddaughter, and Yuka’s littermate Kavic.
Author: Wendy Thomas – Hi-Tide Resort, Hi-Tide Resort
Blog #: 0973 – 01/25/24
Sponsor: Hi-Tide Resort – Hi-Tide Resort is a 32 unit condominium complex directly on Moclips Beach on the Coast of Washington State. For reservations Hi-Tide-Resort.com 360-276-0000. Open everyday of the year. – Hi-Tide-Resort.com
By Wm. May
Published: 06/11/23 Topics: Hi-Tide Resort, Moclips Beach WA, Ocean Shores WA, Pacific Beach, Seabrook Resort, Wildlife Comments: 1
We love our neighbor to the south. Seabrook Resort has brought more visibility and new visitors to Washington State's North Beaches from Ocean Shores to Moclips.
Now with 500 new homes perched on a cliff to the south of the town of Pacific Beach, it boasts stores, restaurants, a town hall for weddings, and thousands of neighbors. Newspapers have extolled its virtues and praised the developers for this "New Urbanism"
We are not sure what that means, but praise of our beaches is nothing new. Over 118 years ago, Seattleites hopped trains to "Visit The Shore" at Moclips Beach. and to stave off the city's sweltering summer heat in our warm clime moderated by the refreshing Pacific Ocean.
Since the advent of the automobile, families have zipped to the North Beaches to jump the waves, dig razor clams, collect shells, make sand castles, and watch the sun sink slowly in the west. This is where folks come to getaway, to relax and to invigorate their souls.
At Seabrook, you can pay big money to rent a vacation home for a week or weekend. Or you can rent a moderately priced oceanfront condo at Hi-Tide Resort directly on Moclips' Moonstone beach. And there is a difference here...
From Seabrook town center you will get to trudge 2,000 steps and then descend 200 steep stair steps just to reach the sand, with the ocean another several hundred feet beyond that. While at Hi-Tide you only need to stroll a pleasant 99 steps directly through the level dunes to the ocean. (No steps.)
Of course, if you want to stretch your legs further, you can walk for miles down the coast. And never need go back up any stairs.
Most homes at Seabrook don't have a view, while every one of our condos looks directly out to the rolling surf. The few Seabrook homes that do have a peek-a-boo view may provide binoculars or telescopes, in hopes guests can catch a fleeting glance at seabirds and boats on the horizon.
But you won't need binoculars at Hi-Tide. You can sit on the deck, put your feet up, smell the salty air and marvel as thousands of seabirds swoop and soar directly overhead.
In some seasons there are actually millions of acrobatic Rock Sandpipers, Wandering tattlers, Surfbirds and Black Turnstones migrating from Arctic feedings grounds far to the south. They pass directly overhead and just off the shore.
We must admit Hi-Tide has no swanky restaurants and no tony stores. But if you just can't wait to spend lots of money, take the 8 minute drive to Seabrook. Then after blowing all your cash, zip right back to Hi-Tide to spend all day and all night listening to the ocean and the birds.
Maybe you'll even see that legendary green flash as the golden sun drops below the westerly horizon each evening.
So how about this for a plan - Make a short pit stop at Seabrook to jostle with all the tourists and spend all your money. But stay directly on Moclips Beach at Hi-Tide Resort to rest, relax and recreate.
Author: Wm. May – Why Stay Anywhere Else, Hi-Tide Resort
Blog #: 0954 – 06/11/23
Sponsor: Hi-Tide Resort – You can't get any closer to the beach than this. comfy, cozy, modern condos at Hi-Tide-Resort on Moclips Beach WA State. – Hi-Tide-Resort.com