Magazine article Sunset

The Ultimate Surf Stays

Magazine article Sunset

The Ultimate Surf Stays

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Westport, WA

Affordable hotel brand Loge transformed a 1960s motor lodge into a surf retreat with accommodations for all budgets, including tent and RV sites, dorm-style bunk rooms, and suites. Surf spots like the Cove, and the beach break at Westhaven State Park, are all minutes away. A partnership with Seattlebased outdoor gear specialist Evo means guests can demo or rent the latest boards and the requisite cold-water wetsuit and booties. Other perks include free cruiser bikes, Traeger grills, and s'mores kits for bonfires. From $40 for a campsite and $140 for a room;

The Dream Inn

Santa Cruz, CA

Recently renovated, this 165-room property is the sole beachfront hotel in Santa Cruz. The surf theme extends to walls decorated with brightly hued surfboards and murals of surfers, and a restaurant and bar honoring local surf legend Jack O'Neill. Cowell Beach is just out back, and Club Ed surf school sets up a trailer here to rent boards and offer lessons. More experienced riders can head to Steamer Lane, one of the Central Coast's best-known breaks. From $339; dream

The Cape

A Thompson Hotel, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

This 161-room hotel boasts a prime location fronting Monuments Beach, home to a bucket-list lefthand surf break; plus a restaurant from Mexico's star chef, Enrique Olvera; a serious smallbatch tequila collection; and a buzzy rooftop bar with live music. If you want to splurge with your buddies, book the two-story, threebedroom Surfer Villa. …

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