Long Beach Peninsula: The PNW's Dungeness crab country

Welcome to Dungeness crab country.

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That’s something you’re bound to start hearing more often from this corner of the Pacific Northwest. Pacific County is home to three major waterways – Willapa Bay, the Columbia River and its namesake, the Pacific Ocean – and all of them produce spectacular Dungeness crab. If that’s not reason enough to celebrate, we don’t know what is!

Learn more about the Pacific Northwest’s crab country.

Celebrate Dungeness crab

So how do you celebrate Washington’s crab country? Pull up a seat and dine with us, for starters. You’ll find Dungeness crab on menus across Pacific County and up and down the Long Beach Peninsula, prepared by exceptional chefs who hang their hats on this regional delicacy.

Or visit one of the many local seafood markets and bring fresh Pacific Northwest Dungeness crab to your home kitchen. Remember to stop by the Visitors Bureau in Seaview for a list of favorite local crab recipes.

More than a meal

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Find crab beyond the dining table. Here’s a bit of crab art at Don Nisbett Art Gallery at the Port of Ilwaco.

In crab country, these tasty crustaceans transcend the dining table. The Long Beach Peninsula and Pacific County have long been artistic havens, and many local creators rely on crab asinspiration. Find crab art at local galleries and crab literature at local bookstores.

We’ll be talking about Pacific County’s Dungeness crab throughout spring and into summer, so you’ll know where to find the good stuff when your mouth starts to water.

We’ll see you in crab country!

Upcoming events:

World Kite Museum Spring Fundraiser – March 11

Peninsula Quilt Guild Quilt Show – March 17-19

Spring Break Family Kite Fun – mid-March to mid-April

Peninsula Arts Association Spring Show – April 7-9

Tokeland-North Cove Studio Tour – April 15-16

Black Lake Fishing Derby – April 22

Astoria-Warrenton Crab, Seafood & Wine Festival – April 28-30

Community Beach Cleanup – April 29

Razor Clam Festival – April 29-30

Savings & coupons:

Peninsula specials & coupons

The Long Beach Peninsula Visitors Bureau facilitates, coordinates and implements the promotion of our communities as a tourist destination. Contact us at (360) 642-2400 or

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