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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….

Community Crab Feed set for Saturday, Jan. 14

Local crabbers hit the water this week, ensuring a hearty supply of area Dungeness for Saturday’s Community Crab Feed at the Long Beach Elks. This fun hometown event features locally harvested crab served up for a good cause – the event is sponsored by the Ilwaco Sports Boosters and helps fund youth athletics. Visitors and locals…

Seventeen for '17: Resolutions for a memorable new year

Long Beach Peninsula 2017 resolution

A new year means new resolutions. Here are seventeen resolutions for 2017 that shouldn’t be too tricky to keep. Heck, you might even enjoy a few of them! Make any day a ‘beach day’. Recharge your batteries with a beach day. Or a beach weekend. Or a beach week. You get the idea. With 28…

Fresh Dungeness crab & New Year's celebrations on the way

Holiday crab is a winter tradition in our corner of the Pacific Northwest, and news that the local Dungeness crab fishery will open Jan. 1 is cause for a New Year’s celebration. Look for fresh, local crab in early January at local shops like Ole Bob’s and Jessie’s Seafood Market in Ilwaco, Sportsman’s Cannery in…

Step into the New Year with a First Day Hike on Benson Beach

Start the new year off right with a First Day Hike across Benson Beach in Cape Disappointment State Park on Jan. 1. First Day Hikes are organized by Washington State Parks, which is making a push to get people outdoors and into nature. Remember that New Year’s resolution to spend more time exercising and less…