Fourth of July is a time to gather the family and celebrate some of the wonderful things about this country. Fourth of July is campgrounds and barbecues, summer music and barefoot dancing. It’s food and fun and friends. And on the Long Beach Peninsula, July 4th is a Beach Friendly celebration.
Download the official Beach Friendly 4th Information for 2018!
- This first one is more of a suggestion: Leave it to the professionals and enjoy fireworks at the Port of Ilwaco on July 7 or watch the city of Long Beach’s fireworks show on July 4.
- If you’re going the DIY route, use only legal fireworks during legal hours – 9 a.m. to midnight on July 4, as well as the additional times and dates listed below. Legal fireworks can be bought from roadside vendors on the Long Beach Peninsula. Fireworks bought outside Washington state or on tribal land may not be legal on the peninsula, so play it safe and shop locally.
- Respect neighborhoods and private property.
- Pick up all garbage – pack it in, pack it out. Pay special attention to the tiny bits of plastic and casings that are extremely hazardous to wildlife, sealife, and birds.
- Respect burn bans. If no ban is in place, beach fires must be 100 feet from dunes and vegetation and no larger than 4 feet by 4 feet.
- Use restrooms, not dunes.
July 4th Beach Rules
Overnight beach camping is NOT allowed on the Long Beach Peninsula, so be sure to book a room, campground or RV space. Find lodging options here. High tide on July 4 is at 6:42 p.m. so make sure your vehicle is clear of the high-water line if you park on the beach.
Legal hours for holiday fireworks:
- June 28: Noon to 11 p.m.
- June 29 – July 3: 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.
- July 4: 9 a.m. to midnight.
- July 5: 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.
The incredible GrassRoots Garbage Gang organizes multiple beach cleanups throughout the year, but July 5th is the big one. Starting at 9:00 a.m., meet at any beach approach to help clean up after the celebrations! There will be a soup feed at the Peninsula Senior Center at noon.
Ready to start planning your trip to the Long Beach Peninsula? Contact us at (360) 642-2400 or [email protected]. You can download the free guide here or send us your address to receive a physical copy.