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

Peninsula Golf Course

Peninsula Golf Course

Phone Number:
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.

Beacon Charters

Address:
332 Elizabeth Ave SE, Ilwaco, WA
Phone Number:
360.642.2138

Peninsula Saddle Club

Address:
6407 Sandridge Rd, Long Beach, WA
Phone Number:
360.609.4031; 360.783.2101
About:
We accommodate horses with their owners. Limited pens available. First come, first served. Portable fencing welcome.

Red Barn Arena

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

Beachin’ Bike Rentals

Address:
106 Sid Snyder Dr, Long Beach, WA
Phone Number:
360.777.3639

Surfside Golf Course

Address:
31508 J Pl, Ocean Park, WA
Phone Number:
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.

Skookum Surf Co.

Address:
1216 48th Street, Seaview, WA
Phone Number:
360.358.7873

The Long Beach Horse Rides

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

West Coast Horse Rides

Address:
308 Sid Snyder Drive, Long Beach, WA
Phone Number:
360.244.0037

Shake N’ Bake Sportfishing

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

Sea Breeze Charters

Address:
185 Howerton Ave, Ilwaco, WA
Phone Number:
360.642.2300 or 800.204.9125

Willapa Paddle Adventures

Address:
105 Third Street, Raymond WA
Phone Number:
360.591.8739

CoHo Charters

Address:
237 Howerton Way SE Ilwaco, WA
Phone Number:
360.642.3333 or 800.339.2646
Lighthouse Resort Tennis Club

Lighthouse Resort Tennis Club

Address:
12417 Pacific Way N, Long Beach, WA
Phone Number:
360.642.3622 or 877.220.7555

RiversZen Fitness

Address:
177 Howerton Ave, Ilwaco, WA
Phone Number:
503.440.3554

Pacific Salmon Charters, Inc.

Address:
191 Howerton Way SE, Ilwaco, WA
Phone Number:
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.

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