About Long Beach WA
"Salt in the air, sand on your feet, the soft crash of waves just beyond the dunes” – Long Beach Washington engages every sense and will awaken your slumbering spirit of adventure.
The Long Beach Peninsula is home to a string of throwback beach towns where time ticks a little more slowly. Museums highlight the region's historical heritage and illuminate the Peninsula's past.
This is Lewis & Clark country, where some of the best exploration takes place on foot. The 8.5-mile Discovery Trail connects Long Beach WA and Ilwaco and offers an ample path for pedestrians and bicyclists. The trail follows William Clark’s ocean-side hike and is dotted with interpretive signs, historical art and vantage points. Modern-day explorers can traverse numerous state parks, a national historic park and a national wildlife refuge or search for the hundred-plus geocaches hidden up and down the Peninsula.
The Peninsula’s world-class beach doubles as a playground: horseback riding, fat bike riding and surfing aren’t just activities, they’re a way of life around here. This 28-mile stretch of sand has been voted one of the best beaches in the country
Pacific County hosts more than 70 annual festivals and celebrations. The colorful Washington State International Kite Festival is held yearly in August. The skies above Long Beach WA are ablaze as kiters from all over the world come to compete in this week long festival. Take advantage of the best razor clamming in the Pacific Northwest and attend the annual Razor Clam Festival held each April.
Long Beach and the peninsula are known for an abundance of fresh seafood. Willapa Bay is one of the best-producing oyster grounds in the world and offers public oystering near Nahcotta. The small town of Ilwaco is home to a busy port that's earned the community the title of "Fishing Capital of the West". The region's waters are renowned for salmon, tuna, sturgeon, halibut and bottom fishing.
Long Beach WA weather is mild year around. The average summer day time high is in the mid 60’s and summer nighttime lows can reach 50 degrees. In winter expect average daytime highs in the low 50’s and nighttime lows around 40 degrees.
Long Beach WA is a short 2-½ hour drive NW of Portland. From Seattle, it is a 3-½ mile drive via I-5 and US 101.