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Race into Summer on the Long Beach Peninsula

Pack your athletic gear for the beach and come play outside on the Long Beach Peninsula during one of our annual races! Bring your family and make it a beach weekend. With gorgeous trails and 28 miles of beach, there are endless opportunities for a fun and active getaway. Cape D Sprint Triathlon: May 19…

Graveyard of the Pacific

From Tillamook Bay on the Oregon Coast to Cape Scott Provincial Park on Vancouver Island stretches a deadly coastal region known as the Graveyard of the Pacific. Thick fog banks, strong currents and waves, and powerful winds have been the peril of many ships since exploration began in the 15th century. The Graveyard of the…

Razor Clam Festival Returns -- Can you dig it?

Long Beach’s original Razor Clam Festival, held in April 1940, featured the world’s largest frying pan, a colossal clam dig and handcrafted batches of chowder. Families flocked to the Peninsula for a weekend of fritters and fun; clouds of steam pouring off the giant frying pan wafted over festivalgoers; “Bathing Clam Beauties” in “clam-kinis” soon joined…

Experiencing the Gray Whale Migration on the LBP

Gray whales annually pass by the Peninsula twice each year, once on their migration from the Arctic to their wintering and breeding grounds in Southern California and Mexico and on the return trip from the southern climes. Each winter Pacific Gray Whales pass by the Peninsula after spending the summer feeding in the food-rich waters…

Get Behind the Scenes at the Tokeland North Cove Art and Studio Tour

At the northern tip of Pacific County sit two small towns with quiet beaches and an easy-going way of life. Tokeland and North Cove are sleepy coastal villages, but they attract a vibrant and eclectic art community. Perhaps it’s the inspiring landscape, perhaps it’s the laid-back vibes. The residents of these coastal communities are inspired…

Fantastic Crab and Where to Find Them

Sweet and meaty Dungeness crab is the quintessential crustacean of the west coast and is as good as currency in Pacific County. Anyone native to the area will tell you no crab tastes better. That’s why crab season is always one of the most exciting times of the year! Eating Dungeness crab requires work, though. Getting…

Exploring Abandoned Forts in Pacific County

There’s something enchanting about ruins and abandoned buildings. Whether you enjoy the history behind it or the intrigue of decay, these echoes from the past are downright fun to explore. Here in Pacific County, there are numerous opportunities to step back in time. All you need is a Discover Pass and curiosity to explore these…

The North Head Lighthouse is Looking Good

Last fall scaffolding came off the North Head Lighthouse to reveal crisp white stucco after contractors completed phase two of the restoration process. This sparked a flurry of excitement about this iconic piece of history on the Peninsula. At the Visitors Bureau, we often hear two questions: When will the lighthouse reopen for tours? When…

Budget Friendly Activities on the Long Beach Peninsula for the Whole Family

You don’t have to break the bank to bring your family to the beach this spring. Here are just a few budget friendly activities to make your vacation to the Long Beach Peninsula one to remember! Visit Our State Parks Cost: A Washington State Park Discover Pass only costs $10 for a day pass or…

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…