Simplicity, spaciousness and jaw-dropping nature inspire magic childhood moments

LONG BEACH PENINSULA, Wash. – May 10, 2016 – Working families leading busy lives are finding reprieve from tight schedules with visits to the Long Beach Peninsula. This breezy destination in the southwestern-most corner of Washington State is sought out by families for its welcoming atmosphere, family amenities and easy access to simple, timeless activities and attractions.

“The simplicity and magnificence of our beach is what makes a visit here so appealing to many busy families,” says Andi Day, executive director, Long Beach Peninsula Visitors Bureau. “Families always value the time they make to get back to the beach, where day to day stresses fall away as soon as toes touch the sand.”

Here’s the short list of Day’s recommendations for unscheduled beach pleasures on the Long Beach Peninsula:

·      Writing happy messages to each other in the sand anywhere along the 28-mile expanse of shoreline with a foraged piece of driftwood;

·      Splashing in the surf on a warm day at Waikiki Beach when the waves are gentle;

·      Hugging an ancient Sitka spruce near the North Head Lighthouse;

·      Searching for sand dollars at Leadbetter Point;

·      Beachcombing for treasures;

·      Looking for shy sea creatures in the tide pools at Beard’s Hollow at low tide;

·      Playing in the sand, making sand art, burying one’s feet and legs in piles of cool, damp sand on a warm day (Caveat: Burying one’s sibling is not recommended.);

·      Laughing while peddling a beach cruiser over the dune-contoured waves of Discovery Trail.

“For those of us who raise children here and the visiting families we’ve talked to, it’s all about finding ways to leave the schedule behind and let kids be kids and sometimes parents be kids in nature,” said Tiffany Turner, parent of two sons and co-owner Adrift Hotel and Inn at Discovery Coast. “Families come here to regain balance.”

About the Long Beach Peninsula

Renowned for its mix of sensational restaurants, ocean view lodging, lighthouses, parks and trails, unique museums and attractions, galleries, marinas, and, above all, a 28-mile long, easily accessible public beach, the Long Beach Peninsula continues to be one of the Northwest’s most enjoyable and refreshing family travel destinations. For vacation ideas and visitor information, please call the friendly volunteers at the Long Beach Peninsula Visitors Bureau at 360.642.2400 or access

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