The small town of Seabeck occupies a point of land west of Silverdale on the east shore of Hood Canal , with dramatic panoramic views of the Olympic Mountains. It has a marina and a few restaurants and grocers, and it is a favorite of anglers.
The oldest outdoor theater in the Northwest, Mountaineers’ Forest Theater (206/284-6310, www.foresttheater.com ) holds productions near Seabeck late May through June. The amphitheater’s terraced log seats are beautifully backdropped by rhododendrons, Douglas firs, and hemlocks; be prepared for a 0.3-mile hike from your car to the theater.
Scenic Beach State Park has forested campsites (360/830-5079 or 888/226-7688, www.parks.wa.gov , $17 tent, no RV hookups, $7 extra reservation fee), salmon fishing, oyster gathering in season, and Olympic Mountain views on Hood Canal .
The 88-acre park is particularly pleasant when the spring rhododendrons are in bloom. The park is open for day use year-round, but the campground is only open from late April to late September.
Once the private residence of Colonel Julian Willcox and built in 1936, the 10,000-square-foot waterfront Willcox House (2390 Tekiu Rd. NW, 360/830-4492 or 800/725-9477, www.willcoxhouse.com , $169–259 d, no kids), on the Hood Canal  south of Seabeck , was described as "the grand entertainment capital of the Canal region." Every room is angled to capture a water view, and the house is filled with marble and copper fireplaces and luxurious period furnishings. Outdoors, a 300-foot pier can accommodate guests’ boats. Clark Gable once stayed in the room that now bears his name.