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Seaview

A summer resort area on the ocean side of the south end of the North Beach Peninsula. J. L. Stout, founder of Ilwaco, purchased 400 acres there and built a resort hotel which he called Seaview. The name spread to the surrounding settlement.

Along the ocean front are a number of beach colonies offering excellent opportunities for sea- and sun-bathing, clam digging, crab catching, deep-sea fishing, horseback riding, and bicycling over the hard beach sands.

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Shelburne Hotel

The Shelburne is the last of the early hotels which accommodated the area’s tourists at the turn of the Twentieth Century. The rest have fallen victim to fire and changing times. The original home and hotel were built across the street in 1896. In 1911 the hotel was moved and joined to a similar structure forming the expanded facility locally remembered as the Shelburne Hotel. The original Shelburne was built on land platted by Seaview’s founder, Jonathan L. Stout, and deeded to his daughter Inez Eugenia Stout Beaver. Two buildings, one of ornate and one of typically simple Victorian seacoast construction are joined in a unique and noteworthy tandem.