In these turbulent times, getting away from it all can make all the difference. The Long Beach Peninsula is open for guests, however, we are counting on them to act responsibly, while they take part in our abundant natural spaces.
Below are some suggestions of activities for our guests and ways to be responsible in these times, with the primary act being sure to MaskUp!
We are committed to everyone’s safety. Visitors can help spread the word through a social media campaign using #MaskUpLBP and #MaskUpPacificCounty. Bring your mask, take and post a picture in your mask doing your favorite things on the Long Beach Peninsula, then share using our hashtags.
Picnic on the Beach (without congregation)
With the local restaurants operating at reduced capacity, and months of perfecting their curb-side/takeout skills, the opportunity to have a romantic dinner/meal on the beach has grown! Be it a simple pizza, Thai, or a full-on tailgate crab feed, there’s no better way to socially distance while enjoying a meal than on, or near, the BEACH.
Use our list of Food & Drink options to find the perfect meal. We’ve compiled a list of amazing picnic spots for additional locations. And, if you are driving on the beach be sure to follow the guidelines outlined here.
When the weather is less than ideal, a take-out meal in your room or cabin is always a great option.
Hiking Leadbetter Park
Fall is a great time to experience Leadbetter State Park at its finest. The trails are dry and offer an interwoven system that could include 3, 5, or 7-mile loops. They transverse three different biomes, from beach to bay, and have record numbers of birds/wildlife to potentially encounter. Be sure to bring bug spray, snacks, plenty of water, and your required State Parks Pass.
Seasonal Markets & Picking Blueberries
There are a couple more weeks left in the farmers market season, and local berries to pick. The end of September is when the markets close, and the weather will likely have turned by then, so if fresh produce is something you are seeking, the Long Beach Peninsula has it available for your table.
Keep an eye out for cranberry harvests, with roadside stands, starting in October.
Walk, or Bike, Discovery Trail
For those in need of higher intensity activities, the Discovery Trail is the perfect multi-use pathway. There are 8.5 paved miles that can be traversed, and the views along the way make it seem like a breeze. It is a family friendly activity as well. Whether walking, or biking, there are ample opportunities to get some healthy exercise.
Those on bikes, please be conscientious of pedestrians and their dogs. Also be aware of blind corners. E-bike should observe the speed limit for the safety and enjoyment of all.
Crab fishing and clamming season are fast approaching. Be sure to make your charter reservations early. The details on the clamming season are yet to be released. Stay tuned, we will get the word out as soon as possible!