Iron Springs Resort in Copalis Beach, Wash.
Iron Springs Resort, Copalis Beach
The lowdown: Perching over the water just north of Ocean Shores in Copalis Beach (named after the Copalis Indian tribe that once inhabited the area), Iron Springs Resort is your basecamp for coastal adventure.
The stay: Here you’ll find recently renovated cabins that hit the spot between rustic and modern: Flat screen satellite TVs, Wi-Fi and Bose sound systems meet wood-burning stoves and well-stocked kitchens and decks. Guests get private beach access, along with a common fire pit and clam cleaning area. The general store at the resort has you covered for anything you need.
The fun: Copalis Beach is one of the state’s most popular clam-digging venues, known for its delicious razor clams. During low tides in fall and winter, heading out to dig at night with lanterns is a one-of-a-kind experience! There are also sea stars, anemones and other tidepool critters to spot; along with fishing, hikes through the resort’s trails, bird watching and the 364-acre Griffiths-Priday State Park to explore.