Posted on December 20, 2017
Event dates are up, and you can click here to print off a calendar for your fridge or planner! As the new year draws near, it’s time to start planning your beach visit. With so many ways to experience Pacific County, you may have to visit more than once.
Pacific County features an abundance of locally sourced ingredients including oysters, Dungeness Crab, cranberries, salmon, oysters, garlic, wild mushrooms, and so much more! The majority of our restaurants are locally owned and proud to feature the abundance of the Pacific Northwest on their menus. Food is such a big part of Peninsula culture that we created a website to keep you up-to-date on what’s fresh here in Pacific County.
From the iconic Waikiki Beach to the gorgeous Willapa National Wildlife Refuge, Pacific County offers much to explore. Follow the Discovery Trail through forests and dunes, learn to surf, rent a fat tire bike, storm watch by Waikiki Beach, whale watch at the North Head Lighthouse, or witness the incredible bird migrations. Stroll along the Willapa Hills Trail between Raymond and South Bend. No matter what time of year you visit, nature puts on a show you won’t want to miss. Be sure to get a Discover Pass to visit our State Parks and check our local weather so you can come prepared.
A getaway to Pacific County does not have to be fast-paced. Visit during late fall, winter, and early spring to truly escape the hustle and bustle. Whether you want to take thoughtful strolls along the beach or simply find a room with a view, this rural corner of the Pacific Northwest is the perfect place to get some peace and quiet.
Pacific County is a treat for seekers of whimsy and fun. Sandcastles, kites, and Jake the Alligator Man are staples of any family visit to the Long Beach Peninsula. The downtown strip in Long Beach is perfect for an outing with its colorful shops, arcade, and The Rides. Don’t stop there, though. Find treasures at antique stores. Check out the lighthouses at Cape Disappointment State Park. Take pictures in front of the giant frying pan. You’ll head home with countless photos and memories.
The Long Beach Peninsula was journey’s end for Lewis and Clark, and you can follow in their footsteps. But there are more stories and history to uncover in Pacific County. You can retrace the route of the historical Clamshell Railroad that ran on tide tables and connected the villages along the Peninsula. Admire the incredible architecture of the Pacific County Courthouse in South Bend. Visit the small village of Oysterville and discover a surprisingly colorful past. And of course, don’t miss out on our museums and interpretive centers!
Walk side by side in the sunset and watch the waves. Go horseback riding. Eat fresh oysters with a nice wine. Build a fire and watch the stars. The Long Beach Peninsula is the perfect place for a classic romance. It might be just the place to propose or even host your wedding. You’ll certainly never forget it!