Top Activities on the Long Beach Peninsula
- Drive on the beach
- Ride a horse on the beach
- Discover a museum
- Fish on!
- Dig for Razor Clams
- Drop a Dungeness Crab pot
- Bring your dog
- Explore inexpensively
- Hunt birds ...with bincoculars
- Play a round of golf
- Get wise to shipwrecks
- Locate the "Clamshell Railroad"
- Brave a storm
- Take a hike
- Espy Oysterville - by foot or auto
- Stroll historic Seaview
- Sight Centennial Murals
- Meander Ocean Park
- Dip a paddle in pristine water
- Take a picnic
- Watch a whale spout
- Play safely on the beach
- Celebrate a special event
- Get pampered
- Worship at your chapel of choice
Top Attractions on the Long Beach Peninsula
- The Beach
- Long Beach Boardwalk
- Discovery Trail: Ilwaco to Long Beach
- North Head Lighthouse
- Cape Disappointment Lighthouse
- Cape Disappointment State Park
- Festivals & Events
- Fort Columbia State Park
- Leadbetter Point State Park
- Long Island
- Willapa National Wildlife Refuge
- Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center
- Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum
- Cranberry Museum
- Willapa Bay Interpretive Center
- Marsh\'s Free Museum / Jake
- Farms: cranberries, blueberries & more
- Astoria-Megler Bridge
- Day Trips: Astoria, OR & North Pacific County
- Back by popular demand:
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Cranberries & Blueberries
From July to September each year, visitors to Cranguyma Farms can pick their own blueberries in our 50-year old historic blueberry patch located in the center of the peninsula off Sandridge Road. There are picnic tables and plenty of shade under the holly trees to gather with family for a break from picking on hot summer afternoons.
The Cranguyma Farms Blueberry Patch is open 7 days a week until 6 p.m. Regular U-pick price is $1.75/lb. There is no charge to picnic. Buckets are provided- It is recommended that people bring their own take home containers. Redi-picked berries are sold at Ilwaco’s Saturday Market or the Astoria Sunday Market and by special order at $4/lb.
Many visitors are surprised to learn that America’s native fruit, the cranberry, is grown locally in great quantity. In fact, approximately one-third of the nation’s cranberry crop is produced in Washington State.
Most of the berries grown on the Peninsula are destined for juice, due to the weather conditions of the area bringing out the valued red color. These berries are harvested ‘wet’, in flooded bogs. You can watch the harvest, each October, at the WSU Cranberry Demonstration Farm.
In addition to its fine Cranberry Museum, the facility offers self-guided walking tours of the bogs. Tours are interesting and beautiful year-round, but particularly during the peak growing season mid-September through harvest in early to mid-October. The walking tour around the demonstration farm is open each day until dusk. In November and December, visitors are able to see various farming operations needed to prepare the ground for planting, which is planned in April or May. Harvest takes place each October; typically the first or second weekend, depending on weather.
Self-Guided tours of the cranberry farm are available year-round; groups are invited to phone to arrange guided tours: 360.642.5553
U-pick cranberries (dry harvest) can be found at Cranguyma Farms beginning October 1st. Freshly harvested berries can be purchased at the farm throughout October, as well as along the roadside in Seaview and Chinook. Group visits/field trips to witness harvest in action can be scheduled through the farm office.
“Farm Walks” can be accommodated for groups with arrangements made through the Cranguyma Farm office. Walk approximately 3 miles in total through old growth forests, scenic wetlands and the picturesque setting of a working family farm where you will learn about the history and 65-year old tradition of cranberry farming at Cranguyma. Witness harvest in action (October only), view wildlife and participate in the adventure of cranberry farming at its finest. Beverages provided, please bring a backpack and brown bag lunch. For group reservations, call 360.244.1553.
Vegetables & Flowers
Green Angel Farms is a greenhouse production farm on 2.5 beautiful acres. Using locally produced fish fertilizers, compost and cover crops, the farm is a certified organic operation currently producing 5 to 10 varieties of greens and edible flowers for the local farmers market and discerning restaurants.
The farm store is stocked with organic greens grown on the farm, local fresh eggs, and a variety of certified organic produce obtained from regional growers.
This family-friendly farm encourages kids and adults to visit the farm and learn how quality food is grown. Saturdays between 10 am and 1 pm are volunteer times when all are welcome to participate by assisting in putting up greenhouses, weeding, planting, clearing areas etc. Water and refreshments are provided.
The farm also offers Yoga classes and workshops in sustainable living practices. Phone for tour information: 360.244.0064.
In Ilwaco, nestled on the hillside off Highway 101, Painted Lady Lavender Farm grows lavender as well as producing lavender products in a charming setting. The 2-acre farm includes a chicken coop, rabbits, guest cabin and magical surrounds just waiting for guests to explore. Open 7 days until dusk. Call or stop in for guided tours of the plantings of lavender and other organic herbs. 360.642.3531
Painted Lady Lavender Farm
1664 Hwy 101