Long Beach Peninsula is Washington State's Best-Kept Secret

Long Beach Peninsula is Washington State's Best-Kept Secret
North Head lighthouse seen from another tip of North Head, looking south over the Pacific Ocean toward the Columbia River Bar. Sea Images Northwest photo. By Bill Wagner. 8-20-03

Did you know that Washington State has our very own Long Beach? Pacific County’s Long Beach Peninsula in southwest WA offers an authentic & unique coastal experience.

In addition to the pristine 28-mile long white sand beach, the villages on the Peninsula offer everything from festivals, lodging, shops, and of course; amazing local seafood and regional cuisine.

The culture along the Peninsula is rich, and diverse. The Cranberry Museum, World Kite Museum, and Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum only tap the surface of the stops you’ll find along the coast, including the oldest operating light house on the West Coast: the Cape Disappointment Light House. And, no trip to Long Beach is complete without seeing Jake the Alligator Man at Marsh’s Free Museum!

With that culture comes some of the best regional foods – directly from the source! Where else in the state can you find such proximity to Willapa Bay oysters, Columbia River Salmon, Dungeness crab, razor clams and wild mushrooms? Restaurateurs have set up shop in this area for those exact reasons, and celebrate the local commodities with plenty of food festivals, and seasonal farmers markets.

Traveling can be extremely stressful to plan, and expensive to execute. Look into taking a staycation at the Long Beach Peninsula for your next family vacation or couple’s weekend away. Best part? No planes or airports needed, as it’s just a few hours away from Seattle.

Create some wonderful new memories or carry on family traditions – get back to the beach! BacktoLongBeachWa.com