There is a lot to see and do in Long Beach Washington! This has been one of my favorite places to go to, and this was the first trip that my kids will be old enough to remember now. We can’t wait for our next trip back to Long Beach! Make sure to look ahead at any health or weather travel warnings before planning your trip. (I have included affiliate links to products I love. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases.)
Were we live south of Seattle allows for us to either hit mountains or a beach in just a couple hour drive! Normally we head up to Whidbey Island every summer but we didn’t make the trip last year so we were itching for some beach time! Plus it’s close to Seaside, Oregon. (See more about our visite to Seaside -> here)
The Boardwalk Of Long Beach Washington
This Boardwalk is not like boardwalks other beaches. There are no shops, food carts, or rides along with it. The boardwalk runs up the coast allowing you amazing views of the ocean. I love walking with beach views but sometimes the sand can be a pain so this path is perfect for this!!
Discovery Trail in Long Beach Washington
Discovery Trail in Long Beach connects The Boardwalk to a nature trail and is 8.5 miles long and connects to Port Of Ilwaco and parts of Cape Disappointment Park. This is the perfect way to see the park and all the coastline as well. The trail is perfect on foot and bike. There are different places to jump off the trail and check out different parts of the trail and even town as well. We are able to jump on it from the Adrift hotel and ride their bikes on it!
Marsh’s Free Museum:
Marsh’s Shop is one of the most popular stops in the shopping strip in Long Beach, but it is also a free museum as well. This is the home of the family Jake a half alligator and half man. You can see him inside as well as many other treasures throughout the gift shop. Head on over -> here to learn more about Marsh’s.
The shopping at Long Beach is one of my favorites! There is an amazing candy store, ice cream shop, and souvenir shops to hit up! The kid’s favorite part was all the random statues to take pictures with throughout the streets as well.
Cape Disappointment State Park
This state park is not far from Long Beach is it right on the outskirts of Ilwaco. When I first moved to Washington state I camped all the time there with my parents and can’t wait to take the kids there again. There are two lighthouses you can see, an interpretive center, camping, beaches, and fishing within the park! (Learn more ->here)
What is your must do in Long Beach, Washington? Have you been before?