Long Beach Washington vacation rentals are located along or near the longest natural beach in the United States. Enjoy the view of the ocean from your Long Beach beach rental or condo. The beach is 28 miles long. Located on the Long Beach Peninsula of Southwest Washington, it is rich in tradition, raw beauty and award-winning lodging and dining establishments.
Long Beach peninsula wraps around Willapa Bay, a 25 mile long inlet. 1000 year old western red cedars thrive on Long Island in Willapa Bay. The east side of the Long. This bay is believed to be the cleanest and least developed estuary on the west coast of the lower 48 states. It is claimed that these waters produce the best tasting oysters in the nation.
There are 750 light houses along the shores of the United States. Two of them are located on the Long Beach peninsula – Cape Disappointment and North Head Lighthouse. Cape Disappointment was the first lighthouse built on the peninsula. Started in 1848, it was finally completed in 1856. The North Head Lighthouse was built in response to a marked increase in the number of shipwrecks along the Peninsula as mariners coming from the north could not see the Cape Disappointment light. Cape Disappointment is located in what was formerly called Fort Canby State park. There are also several museums and interpretive centers to explore. Lewis and Clark spent 18 days in Pacific County. Visit the Interpretive center located at Cape Disappointment State Park.
Create your own adventure
Besides exploring the light houses and museums, there is a great variety of things to do in Long Beach. You can go kayaking, beach combing, horseback riding, bird watching, out on a fishing charter, clam digging and kite flying. You can also stroll along the Long Beach boardwalk or explore the new Discovery Trail.
Join the festivities at the Festivals
There are celebrations held every month and every summer weekend. Two of the most notable are the Washington State International Kite Festival and the SandSations sand sculpture competition. if you like garlic, come to the Northwest Garlic Festival which is held in June.