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Dine at the source in PNW Dungeness crab country

From the ports to the Pacific Ocean to the peninsula, this corner of southwest Washington is Dungeness crab central. The three major waterways surrounding the Long Beach Peninsula – the Pacific Ocean, Columbia River and Willapa Bay – produce some of the healthiest and heartiest Dungeness crab in the United States. So, pull up a…

Greater Pacific County: Go further than Lewis & Clark

No trip to the Long Beach Peninsula is complete without venturing into greater Pacific County. In other words: Go further than Lewis & Clark. Northern Pacific County is dotted with charming hamlets like Bay Center, South Bend, Raymond and Tokeland, all bayside towns where time ticks a little more slowly. Our North County Itinerary boasts…

Long Beach Peninsula: The PNW's Dungeness crab country

Welcome to Dungeness crab country. That’s something you’re bound to start hearing more often from this corner of the Pacific Northwest. Pacific County is home to three major waterways – Willapa Bay, the Columbia River and its namesake, the Pacific Ocean – and all of them produce spectacular Dungeness crab. If that’s not reason enough…

World Kite Museum fun comes your way

Good times for parents, kids and everyone in between flies your way in mid-March as Spring Break Family Fun returns to the World Kite Museum & Hall of Fame in Long Beach. The event is mid-March through mid-April and includes kite-making workshops, exhibits, origami, museum games and more. Kite fans can also play the Kite…

Break from the ordinary this spring break

Here’s an almost irrefutable fact: Spring break is best at the beach. Yep. Hard to argue that one. But all spring break beaches are not created equal – that’s where Washington’s Long Beach Peninsula comes in. U.S. News & World Reports recently released its top-10 Best Spring Break Destinations, and guess what dominated the list?…

Add history to your holiday this Presidents' Day weekend

Make the most of your Presidents’ Day weekend with a late-February trip to the Pacific Northwest’s favorite coastal retreat. Got three days off instead of the usual two? Even better! Triple your holiday fun with a three-day weekend at the beach. Winter weekends on Washington’s Long Beach Peninsula equal miles of open beach, no lines…

Romance on the half shell: Oysters are for lovers

“Oysters are for lovers” is a common saying in southwestern Washington, and there’s no better time than Valentine’s Day to find out why. The pristine tidelands of Willapa Bay produce world-renowned oysters famous for a subtle flavor described by OysterGuide.com as “lightly salty, sweetly cucumber, and delicate, as pure sea as you get in a…

Falling in love: Spend Valentine's Day at the beach

Call us romantics, but we love an old-fashion Valentine’s Day celebration. And why not? Sandy beach walks, Pacific Ocean sunsets, fresh Willapa Bay oysters – you’ll find all the ingredients for a romantic Valentine’s Day getaway right here on Washington’s Long Beach Peninsula. Oysters have long been considered an aphrodisiac, and they grow in abundance…

New maps, new guides are here – request yours for free today

Last week’s arrival of new and improved Discovery Maps at the Visitors Bureau had us feeling like kids on Christmas morning. The popular map’s arrival followed a recent shipment of 2017 Beach Visitor Guides that are right now being distributed throughout the Pacific Northwest and across the country. We mail both for free, so send…

Community Beach Cleanup is Feb. 4 – What will you find?

It’s raining. It’s raining right now, just as this blog goes live. And, you know what? We’re fine with that. This is the Pacific Northwest and it rains and it storms and it’s actually pretty cool – big waves at Waikiki Beach, low-rolling fog banks on Willapa Bay, sideways rain blowing in off the ocean….