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Nearby Cities and Towns
Astoria, OR - 19 miles
Chinook, WA - 9 miles
Ilwaco, WA - 3 miles
Naselle, WA 23 miles
Ocean Park, WA - 10 miles
Oysterville, WA - 15 miles
Seaview, WA - 1 mile

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Long Beach, Washington

Long Beach is aptly named, for at 28 miles, it is the longest natural beach in the United States. Known for the year-round mild weather, visitors will find plenty to see and do in Long Beach.

The beach is dog friendly and popular for horseback rides. Like many other seaside towns, Long Beach is fun for the whole family with carousel and carnival rides, arcades, bumper cars and many more activities.

Take a stroll on the popular boardwalk while enjoying the view of the majestic ocean and pristine beach. Crossing beneath the Boardwalk leads to the Discovery Trail which travels through dunes from north Long Beach into Ilwaco. This trail is just one of the monuments dedicated to Lewis and Clark located through town.

Every August the Washington State International Kite Festival brings hundreds of kite flyers. Be sure to stop by the World Kite Museum and Hall of Fame which features the history of kite flying, photographs and every kind of kite imaginable. Many other festivals provide entertainment such as Sandsations, a sand building competition held every year in July.

Restaurants and food festivals highlight the local, fresh food from oysters to cranberries and wild mushrooms. Head to the beach to seek out razor clams. If you are inclined to prepare a feast on your own, stop by one of the local seafood markets.

For the history bluffs, Cape Disappointment State Park offers hikes following the path that Lewis and Clark took to survey the Ocean. The Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center tells the story of the Corps of Discovery's journey, has interactive activities geared towards children such as packing a canoe without tipping it and a helpful guide, "Hiking Trails of Cape Disappointment State Park".

For those intrigued by the weird and unusual, Marsh's Free Museum, a curiosity shop, showcases every oddity from a taxidermy collection to nickel peep shows and a love meter. Don't forget to visit the museum's celebrity Jake the Alligator Man.

With many different accommodations, activities, attractions, dining, and shopping, Long Beach is an ideal spot for a relaxing vacation.

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