To explore over 28 miles of beautiful sandy coastline and a wealth of wildlife-rich wetlands, stay in one of our appealing Long Beach, WA vacation rentals! This scenic stretch of land is surrounded by the wild and blue Pacific Ocean to the west and the nature preserve of Willapa Bay inland. If you take a drive up State Route 103, you'll pass through charming small towns boasting one-of-a-kind parades, historic lighthouses, rocky cliffs, cranberry bogs, oyster farms, and many spots along the way to dig for razor clams.
One of the most popular activities on the peninsula is the tradition of actually driving on the beach. Some sections of the coastline are open year-round to vehicles, while other sections are only open Labor Day through April 15. Whale watching is also plentiful along this part of the Washington Coast, with Pacific gray whales passing through twice a year, in winter and early spring. Good locations for viewing are the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center and the North Head Lighthouse.
At the base of the peninsula sits the charming town of Seaview
. Once a stop along the famed Clamshell Railroad at the turn of the nineteenth century, Seaview is filled with Victorian homes and historic structures (like the former train station, now the award-winning Depot Restaurant). Of course, one of the most popular ways to while away the hours here is building sandcastles, flying a kite, or just sightseeing along the postcard-perfect Pacific coast.
Drive about a mile north and you will come to Long Beach
, Washington State's most popular beach town and a favorite getaway of Seattleites and Portlanders alike. With a picturesque boardwalk, a walkable and family-friendly downtown, and naturally stunning surroundings, Long Beach makes for an idyllic Pacific Northwest coastal experience. Wake each morning at your Long Beach cottage to a new activity - follow the path of Lewis and Clark along the new 8.5 mile multi-use paved Discovery Trail, visit the World Kite Museum, or just view the dunes and surf from the boardwalk.
Start your Long Beach Peninsula getaway by finding the perfect vacation home along Washington's famed Discovery Coast. From either quiet, scenic Seaview or popular, fun-filled Long Beach, you can explore the whole region at a leisurely pace!