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History sails into the Long Beach Peninsula

The original Lady Washington tall ship first reached the Pacific Northwest more than two centuries ago after leaving Boston Harbor in 1787 and embarking on an equator-crossing voyage around Cape Horn. More than two hundred years later, the iconic tall ship’s replica has become an ambassador of maritime and Pacific Northwest history up and down…

Fish on! -- Ilwaco, WA is seeing fantastic fishing

Two words are echoing across the waters surrounding Washington’s Long Beach Peninsula this summer – fish on! August has seen exceptional fishing out of Ilwaco on the peninsula’s south end. Capt. Ron Malast, in a recent Chinook Observer column, noted that “now is the time to be fishing out of the Port of Ilwaco for…

Feel the beat in Long Beach!

If music nourishes the soul, Washington’s Long Beach Peninsula is home to a feast. From weekend concerts in the state park to evening shows in hotel lounges, live music serenades the Long Beach Peninsula from Ilwaco to Oysterville. Cape Disappointment State Park’s Waikiki Beach Concert Series continues Aug. 22 with The Winterlings, the final show of…

Late-summer fun on Washington's Long Beach Peninsula

Sideshows,  song and Cinderella kick off the final month of summer on Washington’s Long Beach Peninsula. After nearly a month of performances, the Peninsula Association of Performing Arts’ final production of “Cinderella” is planned Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 7-9 at the Fort Columbia Theater in Chinook. Tickets cost $17 for adults and $7 for children. Visit…

Midweek specials abound on the Long Beach Peninsula

Washington’s Long Beach Peninsula is famous for its weekend festivals, events, concerts and celebrations. But don’t forget about the rest of the week – savvy travelers can skip the lines and save some coin with midweek lodging reservations, meal deals and entertainment options across the peninsula. A handful of hotels offer reduced midweek rates, so…

Rodeos ride into the Long Beach Peninsula

Saddle up and get ready to ride as the 70th annual Long Beach Rodeo gallops into town July 25 and 26 at the rodeo grounds on Sandridge Road. The two-day event kicks off with a parade through downtown Long Beach, Washington at 6:30 p.m. Friday evening on July 24. A cowboy breakfast follows Saturday morning…

'Sandsational' week planned on Long Beach Peninsula

Mid-July is shaping up to be “sandsational” along Washington’s Long Beach Peninsula! Sand sculptors from across the globe will converge on the Peninsula July 15-18 to try their hands at the 31st Sandsations – the sand castle building competition that turns an area of the Bolstad Beach Approach into a trillion-grained canvas. Years past have…

Long Beach Peninsula markets serve fans of fresh

Plump tomatoes, crisp zucchini, gooey honey – it’s farmers market season on Washington’s Long Beach Peninsula, and we want to share the bounty! Fans of fresh can find bushels of local products up and down the Long Beach Peninsula this summer and fall. Produce, meats, fresh-cut flowers, baked goods, cheeses, seafood and local artisans’ wares…

Celebrations! Weddings…Anniversaries…

Hold your next special event at the beach! Whether an anniversary, a wedding, a special birthday, or family reunion, we can help you plan a unique celebration. Getting married the beach or at a lighthouse follows a romantic tradition for many couples. Local restaurants and caterers can be of great help in planning your special…

The World's Longest Garage Sale is HERE!

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  World’s Longest Garage Sale Get ready to shop until you drop! The World’s Longest Garage Sale will keep you busy all weekend! Look out for some unique trinkets and some awesome treasures all along our 28-mile Peninsula! This mish-mash of random sales has no set start or end time, keep your eyes peeled for…