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Inspiration and Planning for Your 2018 Getaway - We're Here to Help!

Did you know you can order copies of our 2018 guide and calendar for free? All you have to do is email ask@funbeach.com with your mailing address. If you can’t wait on snail mail to start planning your getaway, we have printable PDF versions available. Click here for the guide or click here for the calendar (perfect for your refrigerator).

Love hiking, nature, and biking? Ask us about our Discovery Map. You won’t want to head to the beach without it.

Beach Visitors Guide Highlights

We compile a visitors guide each year to help you plan your getaway. If you leave it at home, don’t worry. You can pick up a copy at the Visitors Bureau any day of the week. After hours, find our guides along with other information to the left of the front door.

Lodging: Find overviews of our lodging offers complete with rates, amenities, and features. Looking for a view or pet-friendly stay? Our guide will show you who to call.

Shopping: Discover local shopping, galleries, and gifts. Whether you’re looking for coastal decor or a good read while you relax, the Long Beach Peninsula has many unique shops to browse. In the visitors guide, find exactly what you’re looking for and perhaps a few surprises.

Dining: Satisfy your food cravings with our restaurant listings. Fresh seafood is, of course, a specialty around here, but you can also find everything from local craft beer to homemade baked goods on the peninsula. You’ll also find markets, cafes, and good old-fashioned burger joints. (Hey foodies! Head to lbpfood.com for updates on what’s fresh!)

Services: Travel has a practical side. You’ll find groceries, sporting goods and equipment, gas stations, auto repair, insurance, real estate, and much more in our guide. It’s an essential whether you plan to stay for a week or forever!

2018 Events Calendar

The calendar covers all our main events, but be sure to like and follow us on Facebook for more local happenings. From concerts on Waikiki Beach to fishing tournaments, there’s almost always something going on.

Here are some fan favorites for 2018. Be sure to book now, though. Rooms fill up fast for these festivities.

April 21 Long Beach Razor Clam Festival – The Long Beach Peninsula Razor Clam Festival kicks off the season for the peninsula! Read more about this exciting event.

July 18-22 Sandsations – Impressive sand sculptures, competitions for all skills levels, and plenty of family fun! Get more information here.

August 20-26 Washington International Kite Festival – Competitions, kite-making, demonstrations and special guest flyers from around the country and world. Find out more.

September 8-9 Rod Run to the End of the World – Show and shine of vehicles from 1987 and older coupled with music from the 50s, 60s, and 70s. Learn more.

Discovery Map

Our map is a must-have for exploring the Long Beach Peninsula. The main feature of this map is the Discovery Trail, which runs nearly 8.5 miles through dunes, forest, and gorgeous Pacific Northwest landscape. You’ll find more trails to love on this map, though. Here are just a few.

Teal Slough Trail – This short trail takes you to impressive old growth that is too big to hug.

Cape Disappointment Trail – Not only does this trail lead to the Cape Disappointment Lighthouse, it gives you a great view of a favorite spot for photographers: Dead Man’s Cove. Take a peek at Cape Disappointment State Park in this virtual tour. (Discover Pass required.)

Dune Forest Loop Trail – On the north end of the peninsula, this trail takes you through Leadbetter Point State Park and gives you incredible views of Willapa Bay. This is a great place for birders! (Discover Pass required.)

Art Walk Trail – Located next to the Willapa National Wildlife Refuge headquarters, this fun, family-friendly trail has unique art installments that fit right into the landscape.

We’re Here for You

If you have questions about the Long Beach Peninsula, send us an email (ask@funbeach.com) or give us a call (360-642-2400). We’re here to help!

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