AboutPlanning a family vacation or a weekend getaway? Navy Getaways Pacific Beach provides exciting recreational experiences for Active Duty, retirees, NAF or DoD civilians and sponsored guests. We are the ideal place to play, rest, relax and recharge. From family reunions, beachcombing, hiking or simply unwinding, Navy Getaways caters to you and your family.
CHECK-IN & CHECK-OUT
- Check-in begins at 1 pm for RVs and 5 pm for all other accommodations.
- Check-out is at 11 am.
- Guests arriving after 6 pm will need to notify the Front Desk, 360-276-4414, before 6 pm day of arrival.
- All guests and vehicles must be registered with the front desk.
ONE RATE FOR ALL STATUSES!
- Active Duty
- DoD Civilians/Federal Employees
*Veterans with a Veteran Health Identification Card (VHIC) that displays PURPLE HEART, FORMER POW, or SERVICE CONNECTED are eligible to stay at Navy Getaways locations
HISTORY OF NAVY GETAWAYS PACIFIC BEACH
Welcome to Navy Getaways Pacific Beach where lodging is open to all military personnel – active duty, retired, reservist, DoD and all other federal employees. During their stay, authorized users may sponsor family members and friends as their guests.
Known as "Washington's Best Kept Secret," Pacific Beach is set between the Olympic National Forest and the Pacific Ocean. It is the perfect place to take advantage of everything the Washington Coast has to offer. Spectacular expanses of beach, old-growth forests and breathtaking rivers make scenic Pacific Beach an ideal location for family fun, romance and relaxation.
The Quinault Indian Nation once entirely populated this area and supported their families by hunting sea otters and whales from ocean-going canoes. When settlers came to the Olympic Peninsula in the 1870s, the sea otters were depleted because of their valuable furs. Clams soon replaced otters as the local primary food supply. Clam digging became so prevalent that when the first school opened in 1900 on the nearby Copalis River, classes convened according to the tides.
During this period, tourists from Seattle flocked to the area and several hotels were constructed to meet the demand. The Pacific Beach Hotel, built in 1906, became known as one of the Northwest's most romantic honeymoon hotels. It prospered until the outbreak of World War II, when the Navy and Air Force converted the rooms into the regional headquarters for training anti-aircraft recruits.
After the war, the facility was offered to the local community for $1, but the sale failed because the community was unincorporated. The base sat idle until 1950 when the Air Force moved in and used it as a radar station for 5 years.
Following years of inactivity, Naval facility engineers redeveloped the base between 1957 and 1958. It was disestablished in October of 1987, transferred to Naval Station Puget Sound and then to Naval Station Everett. Under Commander Naval Station guidance, the facility is now an active part of Fleet & Family Readiness (MWR).
During 2000-2001, the hotel building underwent a complete renovation. A third floor was added, along with four Jacuzzi suites. The gift shop, restaurant and front desk were relocated into the new hotel complex as part of the renovation.
In 2010, a multi-million dollar renovation project was completed on the 30 cottages. The interiors were refreshed with new tile, carpet, furniture, appliances and more. The exterior of the cottages received new siding, roofs, patios and landscaping.
In 2016, three of the lower units (304-306) were updated with new furnishings and flooring. Additionally, the King Suites were refurbished, including new furniture, new flooring and new window coverings.
In 2017, new flooring was installed throughout the facility and the hotel room showers were renovated. The Windjammer restaurant was remodeled and repurposed as a market and café. The gift shop was moved to the newly reconfigured market and the former gift shop became a recreation center.
In 2020, 13 oceanside cottages received both an interior and exterior paint refresh, new furniture and upgraded flooring.