Recreation

Incredible trails and endless ways to explore make the Long Beach Peninsula the perfect destination for adventurous souls! Hike to the west coast’s oldest working lighthouse, ride a horse on the beach, or bike the Discovery Trail. You can even take surfing lessons or rent a kayak to explore the Willapa River in South Bend.

On rainy days, enjoy an indoor tennis court or relax with some yoga. The peninsula also has two gorgeous golf courses–Peninsula Golf Course and Surfside Golf Course–and a full gym. With so much to do, it might be hard to choose. Check out more activities on the peninsula.

Discovery trail

The Discovery Trail stretches from the Port of Ilwaco to north Long Beach, just behind the Breakers. Whether you’re on foot or on bike, you’ll be treated to unforgettable landscape.

Along the way you’ll find interpretive panels and sculptures commemorating Lewis & Clark’s journey. In fact, the trail is named after the Corps of Discovery!

Tackle the whole thing or enjoy a mile or two. There are multiple access points. Download the map to your mobile device or request a copy via snail mail.

Photo by Drew Foster.

horseback riding

Photo by Sarah Day

Horseback riding on the beach has been a favorite activity for visitors and locals for decades. There’s just something to riding a horse alongside crashing surf and breathing in fresh, sea air.

Book a Horse Ride

West Coast Horse Rides and Back Country Horse Adventures offer horse rides. Both are located on Sid Snyder Dr. in downtown Long Beach.

Horse Boarding

Peninsula Saddle Club and Red Barn Arena offer accommodations for horses.

hiking wonderland

Hike your way to hidden coves, old growth forests, and breathtaking views. With gorgeous state parks and a national wildlife refuge, adventure abounds on the Long Beach Peninsula’s hiking trails!

Cape Disappointment State Park

Discover two working lighthouses, wander the beach, and explore old forts. Enjoy trails for all skill levels. You can get the map here.

Fort Columbia State Park

Explore one of the most intact historic coastal units in the US! The trails behind the fort are best for intermediate hikers. Check out the map and more info about the park.

Leadbetter Point State Park

Hike from beach to bay at Leadbetter Point. Plan ahead! Some of the trails flood with seasonal rains and water can rise up to your waist. Download a map and come explore.

Willapa National Wildlife Refuge

Try to wrap your arms around giant trees and explore the rain forest. If you’re up for a real adventure, check out the trails on Long Island. Check out the trail guide!

Cutthroat Climb at Willapa National Wildlife Refuge. Photo by Sarah Day.

activities

RiversZen Fitness, Stretching and Yoga

Address:
177 Howerton Way, Ilwaco, WA
Phone:
503.440.3554

West Coast Horse Rides

Address:
308 Sid Snyder Drive W., Long Beach, WA
Phone:
360.244.0602

CoHo Charters, Inc

Address:
237 Howerton Way SE Ilwaco, WA
Phone:
360.642.3333 or 800.339.2646

Red Barn Arena Horse Boarding

Address:
6409 Sandridge Rd, Long Beach, WA
Phone:
360.642.2009
About:
Full time & vacation/temporary welcome. Indoor stalls, outdoor paddocks, indoor & outdoor arenas, dry camping, overnight parking. Close to beach.

Adventures with Skookum Surf Co.

Address:
811 Pacific Ave., 1st Place Mall, Long Beach, WA
Phone:
360.358.7873

Sea Breeze Charters

Address:
185 Howerton Way SE, Ilwaco, WA
Phone:
360.642.2300 or 800.204.9125

Lighthouse Resort Tennis Club

Lighthouse Resort Tennis Club
Address:
12417 Pacific Way N, Long Beach, WA
Phone:
360.642.3622 or 877.220.7555

Shake N Bake Sportfishing

Address:
165 Howerton Ave, Ilwaco, WA
Phone:
360.562.0333

Willapa Paddle Adventures

Address:
105 Third Street, Raymond WA
Phone:
360.591.8739

The Long Beach Horse Rides

Address:
409 Sid Snyder Dr W, Long Beach, WA
Phone:
360.642.2576

SkyWater Home & Gallery and Boat Tours

Address:
139 Howerton Way SE, Ilwaco, WA
Phone:
206.488.8021

Peninsula Golf Course

Peninsula Golf Course
Address:
9604 Pacific Way, Long Beach, WA
Phone:
360.642.2828
About:
Peninsula Golf Course is a family & dog friendly, 9-hole public golf course located one mile north of downtown Long Beach. Golf pro on site w/full service pro shop. We offer tournament packages for groups of 16 players or more. Open year ‘round, 7 days/week, from dawn ‘til dusk. Power carts, club rentals available. Full service restaurant, best greens on the coast.

Surfside Golf Course and Cafe

Address:
31508 J Pl, Ocean Park, WA
Phone:
360.665.4148
About:
Surfside Golf Course winds through coastal pines with fresh ocean breezes & sounds of crashing surf. Power & pull carts, driving range, rental clubs. Come see why we‘re “The Washington Coast’s best kept secret”. PGA Professional on site.

Peninsula Saddle Club & Horse Camping

Address:
6407 Sandridge Rd, Long Beach, WA
Phone:
360.642.2829
About:
We accommodate horses with their owners. Limited pens available. First come, first served. Portable fencing welcome.

Beachin’ Bike Rentals

Address:
811 Pacific Ave S, Unit #20, Long Beach, WA
Phone:
360.777.3639, 360.777.3684

Beacon Charters

Address:
332 Elizabeth St, Ilwaco, WA
Phone:
360.642.2138

Jiva Yoga

Address:
Various locations on the Long Beach Peninsula
Phone:
360.607.3915

Pacific Salmon Charters, Inc.

Address:
191 Howerton Way SE, Ilwaco, WA
Phone:
360.642.3466 or 800.831.2695
About:
Call us to arrange special voyages for birding, Lewis & Clark trips, Lower Columbia scenic tours, or burials at sea.

Snap Fitness – Long Beach Peninsula

Address:
2705 Pacific Ave. N., Long Beach, WA
Phone:
360.244.7042

5 Hikes for Birders this Fall

Head to our trails to fully appreciate the diverse habitats that attract our feathered friends. Here are 5 hikes to take for a great bird watching experience.

10 of Our Favorite Big Wave Photos

Winter means big waves and stunning photography! Here are 10 of our favorite big wave photos from Cape Disappointment State Park.

Experience Joy at Coastal Places with Depressing Names

The Visitor’s Center on the Long Beach Peninsula gets a lot of questions about the many depressing names of local landmarks, and even some businesses. Don’t...

10 Reasons You Don’t Want to Miss the Long Beach Razor Clam Festival (April 20)

If you’re a clam fan, this event is for you. Don’t miss this year’s Long Beach Razor Clam Festival on the Washington Coast for family friendly fun.

Leadbetter Point: Discovering My Inner Lewis & Clark

I was deep into Leadbetter Point State Park, both literally and figuratively – the trail’s standing water was north of my knees – when I experienced a Lewis & Clark moment…

Get our monthly newsletter!

We never share your email with anyone.

You have Successfully Subscribed!

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This