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U-pick blueberries: The season has arrived

Summertime on the Long Beach Peninsula marks the beginning of blueberry season, a crop that thrives on the coast and is available for public picking. One of our favorite late-summer activities is plucking fresh blueberries from the u-pick orchard at Cranguyma Farms on Sandridge Road in Long Beach. The only thing better than the blueberries…

34 Fun Things to do in Ilwaco

Port of Ilwaco Marina

A fishing village with a thriving art community, the Port of Ilwaco is a unique pocket of culture, history, and delicious seafood. The businesses are run by locals, and the community is close-knit. If you take the time to explore and meet people, you’re likely to uncover even more than what we have in this…

17 Gorgeous Picnic Spots in Pacific County

Dismal Nitch

An expansive beach, mossy forests, grassy parks, and panoramic views–the Long Beach Peninsula has some of the finest picnic spots you could imagine! Many of the fine local restaurants offer box, bag, and picnic lunches for you to pack along if you don’t want to create your own. If you prefer the simple luxury of…

Make it a Beach-Friendly Fourth of July

Fourth of July is a time to gather the family and celebrate some of the wonderful things about this country. Fourth of July is campgrounds and barbecues, summer music and barefoot dancing. It’s food and fun and friends. And on the Long Beach Peninsula, July 4th is a Beach Friendly celebration. Download the official Beach…

Retreat to the Beach: Massage, Yoga, and More on the LBP

From solitary beaches to majestic old growth forests, the Long Beach Peninsula is a place for revitalizing the spirit and finding inspiration. But there’s more than a sea breeze to help you relax. Enjoy everything from massage to facials at our local businesses. We also have many cozy lodging options and great food. So relax…

42 Things to do in Long Beach, WA

Looking for things to do in Long Beach, WA? This beach town is a little slice of PNW life packed with every coastal activity you could imagine! Beach Activities 1. Walk on the beach. There’s something to be said for a sea breeze. Revitalize yourself with a walk on the beach. 2. Catch a sunset….

15 Fabulous Features of the Long Beach Boardwalk

Long Beach Boardwalk

Travel & Leisure Magazine named the Long Beach boardwalk as one of the top eleven in the nation. The Today Show featured the Long Beach boardwalk as the most unique. And we have to agree. The boardwalk sits just outside the reach of the mighty Pacific and stretches for almost half a mile through the…

Hiking the Long Beach Peninsula

Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center

Cape Disappointment State Park | Discover Pass Required Dogs allowed on leash. Campgrounds available. Historic structures and sites, lighthouses, art installments, and scenic viewpoints. Cape Disappointment State Park sits at the mouth of the Columbia River on the southern tip of the Long Beach Peninsula. Old growth forests, two working lighthouses, and the remains of…

Clamshell Railroad

Train depot at Seaview, Washington, ca. 1910

On July 14-15, the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum in downtown Ilwaco invites you to step back in time for Clamshell Railroad Days! This event celebrates the narrow gauge railroad that was once the lifeblood and a hub of activity for the Long Beach Peninsula. The museum will be opening up the beautiful NAHCOTTA wooden passenger coach for…

Horseback Riding on the Beach

Horseback riding on the Long Beach Peninsula’s continuous stretch of beach is bucket list worthy. The experience of riding a horse alongside breaking waves is nothing short of exhilarating, and you won’t soon forget the feeling. You would be hard-pressed to find a beach as open and beautiful as the Peninsula’s shoreline. Whether you take…