See for yourself! With all the ingredients of an authentic Northwest Coastal Experience, the Long Beach Peninsula Welcomes You

Our villages offer great seafood and delectable regional cuisine, comfortable lodging, cute shops, colorful festivals, and one-of-a-kind attractions. Surrounded by the mighty Pacific Ocean, the beautiful Columbia River and pristine Willapa Bay – Nature’s wonders are plentiful!

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Discovery Awaits!
Significant U.S. History
In 1788, while seeking the Columbia River, English explorer Captain John Meares missed the passage. In his discouragement, he named the nearby headland Cape Disappointment. Captain William Clark and 11 others arrived at Cape Disappointment on November 18, 1805. The Cape Disappointment lighthouse began operating in 1856 and is the oldest operating lighthouse on the West Coast. At the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center, learn about The Corps of Discovery’s 18 days in Pacific County and culmination of their journey across the Continental U.S. Their voyage opened the path to westward expansion by land.

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Arts & Culture
Unique Museums
Several one-of-a-kind museums and interpretive centers dot Pacific County
and the Long Beach Peninsula. At the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum,
explore the region’s history in the freight depot of the Ilwaco Railway and Navigation Company and four additional galleries. A colorful standout, the World Kite Museum is the only American museum dedicated exclusively to the art, science and history of kites. The Northwest Carriage Museum showcases exquisite Victorian-era carriages. The Cranberry Museum, Willapa Bay Interpretive Center, Marsh’s Free Museum and Pacific County Historical Society Museum are among the other great stops.

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Dine at the Source
Northwest Coast Culinary Adventures Acclaimed chefs have opened restaurants up and down the Peninsula. Drawn by the proximity to Willapa Bay oysters, Columbia River salmon, Dungeness crab, razor clams, wild mushrooms, and appetite enhancing fresh sea air, this talented group brings this delectable abundance to the diner’s table. Food festivals and seasonal markets also connect visitors with local foods, traditions and flavors.

Love is in the Air on the Long Beach Peninsula

Make Your Valentine’s Weekend Escape and Head to Washington’s Beautiful Long Beach Peninsula!

No need for Valentine’s Day in order to enjoy these Top 10 Romantic Activities – you can create your own romantic getaway anytime of the year!

6d3f8ec5bb691907ce6049ea9318322d1. Hike North Head Lighthouse Light Keeper’s Trail. This trail offers a smaller path with enough privacy for you to lock lips with enchanting views of crashing waves swirling around you at the iconic North Head Lighthouse at Cape Disappointment State Park.

2. Renew your vows at the Historic Oysterville Church. No ceremony, no distractions, no fuss. Just you and your sweetheart living in the moment.

3. Dine in an intimate setting! The Peninsula offers a wide variety of cozy and delicious restaurants. Make your reservations at Jimella & Nanci’s Market Café as it reopens on February 14!

oysters4. Enjoy a storm with your love. Take pleasure in the wind and rain keeping you indoors. Check into an oceanfront room with a soaking tub and relax.

5. Stroll the Ilwaco Waterfront. Explore the beauty of the Port of Ilwaco! Stop in at Time Enough Books or Don Nisbett’s Art Gallery  for a thoughtful gift for your partner.

6. Catch a morning sunrise over the beautiful Columbia River. Start your day off right with an energizing sunrise over the Columbia! Take in the breathtaking beauty of the early morning light as it spills over the bridge and shines through the trees.

7. Feast on delectable local oysters. Oysters are perhaps the most famous of aphrodisiacs and you can’t get them any fresher than straight out of the pristine waters of Willapa Bay.

8. Take a Romantic Horseback Ride on the Beach. Whether you ride your own horse or you join kissingsunsetSkipper’s Equestrian Center on a rejuvenating ride along the water, you are sure to have a wonderful time!

9. Build a beach bonfire & watch the sunset. Bundle up, roast some marshmallows and enjoy an inspiring beverage while you snuggle up! Adrift Hotel makes it easy as they offer a special bonfire package!

10. Share something sweet! Pick up some delicious cakes and goodies at the Cottage Bakery, create your own box of chocolates at The Candy Man or stop by Jack’s Country Store for a large selection of nostalgic candies!


Events on the Horizon

Peninsula Quilt Guild Show – Ilwaco, March 14-16
FREE WA State Park Day – Peninsula-wide, March 19
Spring Break Family Kite Fun – Long Beach, March 22 – April 20
Beach Clean Up Day – Peninsula-wide, April 19
Tokeland North Cove Studio Art Tour – Tokeland, April 19
Long Beach Razor Clam Festival – Long Beach, April 19-20
FREE WA State Park Day – Peninsula-wide, April 22
Peninsula Arts Association Spring Show – Long Beach, April 25-27
Black Lake Trout Fishing Derby
– Ilwaco, April 26