Long Beach, Washington

Long Beach offers many activities. Just head to the beach go clamming, horseback riding, kite flying or run with Fido. Join in one of the festivals and events such as Sandsations and the Washington International Kite Festival. Take a hike in Cape Disappointment or Leadbetter Point State Parks. Stroll on the boardwalk and explore the Discovery Trail. Play a game of golf or tennis. Whatever outdoor recreation you seek, you will be sure to find in Long Beach.

Clamming and Crabbing

Clamming and Crabbing
Ocean Sport Razor Clam Season on the Long Beach Peninsula typically opens for a few days each month October through April. Several species of crab are found on the Long Beach Peninsula (Dungeness and red rock). Contact the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) for more information.

Festivals and Events

Beach-to-Chowder Run/Walk. E-mail
This event features a 5K or 10K run or walk on the hard-packed beach sand then work up an appetite for the tasty clam chowder. The race starts and ends in the vicinity of arch on the Bolstad beach approach in Long Beach.

Doggie Olympic Games
These games provide a competitive, friendly environment where dogs of all ages and breeds can play together.

Long Beach Rodeo. 6407 Sandridge Road, Long Beach, WA 98631. Contact the Peninsula Saddle Club at PO Box 54, Long Beach, WA 98644. Phone: 360-783-1380.

Friday night starts the festival with a rodeo parade through downtown. Saturday begins with the famous cowboy breakfast. In the afternoon the rodeo begins featuring top cowboys and cowgirls in the northwest competing in Bareback, Saddle Bronc, and Bull Riding, Breakaway Roping, Calf Roping, Team Roping, Steer Wrestling, and Barrel Racing.

Loyalty Day. PO Box 75, Long Beach, WA 98631. Phone: 360-642-4441.
Initiated in 1950 by the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Loyalty Day is a historically rich celebration of patriotism.

Annual sandcastle building and entertainment including a beach bonfire and the Sand Flea Pet Parade. Free sculpting lessons are available.

SummerFest runs from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend and features many activities such as face painting, horse and wagon rides, balloon art, music, magic and much more.

Surf Perch Derby
Each year on the Saturday after Mother's Day the celebration starts off with a hearty breakfast so you can fish and compete for cash prizes. Open to individuals and three-man teams. Raffle and door prizes are also included.

Washington State International Kite Festival. PO Box 896, Long Beach, WA 98631. E-mail

The Washington State International Kite Festival is held annually on the beautiful Long Beach Peninsula in the Southwest corner of Washington.

Go Karts

Long Beach Go Karts. 915 Sid Sndyer Drive W, Mail: PO Box 711, Hoquiam, WA 98550, Long Beach, WA 98631. Phone: 360-642-2904; Fax: 360-642-8259.


Peninsula Golf Course. 9604 Pacific Highway, Long Beach, WA 98631; PO Box 200, Seaview 98644. Phone: 360-642-2828. E-mail

Horse and Horse-drawn Activities

Back Country Wilderness Outfitters. 409 SW Sid Snyder Drive, Long Beach, WA 98631. Mail: PO Box 327, Seaview 98644. Phone: 360-642-2576. E-mail

Skippers Equestrian Center. 10th St SW and Boulevard, Long Beach, WA 98631. Phone: 360-642-3676. E-mail

Outdoor Recreation

Cape Disappointment State Park. 244 Robert Gray Drive, Illwaco, WA 98624. Phone: 360- 642-3078; Reservations: 1-888-226-7688.

Cape Disappointment offers water activities such as saltwater fishing, clamming and crabbing. A Columbia River fish-cleaning station is also available to fishermen. Enjoy wildlife and bird watching or engage in a softball or volleyball game. Three fields are available for softball and 2 fields for volleyball.

Leadbetter Point State Park. Located at the end of State Route 103. Phone: 360-642-3078.

Leadbetter Point activities include saltwater boating, fishing, clamming, hiking trails including ADA hiking trails, wildlife and bird viewing.

Sporting Goods and Equipment Rental

Long Beach Moped, Bicycle & Surrey Rentals. 915 Sid Sndyer Drive W, Long Beach, WA 98631. Mail: PO Box 1369, Ocean Shores, WA 98569. Phone: 360-642-4260.


Lighthouse Oceanfront Resort Tennis Club. 12417 Pacific Way, Long Beach, WA 98631. Phone: 360-642-3622. E-mail


Discovery Trail
This segment of the Discovery Trail includes a bronze marker of Captain Clark with a sturgeon, interpretive displays along the Long Beach Boardwalk, and a variety of metal sculptures, including bicycle racks shaped like fish and dancing dogs with litter bags.

Lewis & Clark Commemorative Trail
This eight mile segment of the Lewis & Clark Discovery Trail runs between Long Beach and Ilwaco. Be sure to see the Bronze sculptures of Captain William Clark and a 10-foot-long sturgeon and Clark's Tree Sculpture.

Long Beach Boardwalk
his popular, half mile long boardwalk appears suspended among the grassy dunes. Enjoy the interpretive displays, scenic views, picnic areas and sculptures. Crossing beneath the Long Beach Boardwalk at the half-way mark is the 8-mile Lewis & Clark Discovery Trail. Open for bicyclists, runners, walkers and skaters.

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