Located in southwest Washington, Long Beach provides a quaint seaside feel and picturesque scenery. Explore the 28 miles of uninterrupted coastline and various activities, shops, and restaurants to enjoy and experience.
What is Long Beach Washington Known For:
Henry Harrison Tinker bought the land claim that would one day become Long Beach in 1880 and named it Tinkertown. A resort village from the start, Tinkertown welcomed summertime travelers on the narrow gauge Clamshell Railroad that ran up the length of the peninsula from 1889 to 1930. Businesses dotted the main walk, including Marsh’s Free Museum (a favorite attraction to this day).
The town of Long Beach is family friendly with countless ways to have fun. Here are some of the best things to do in Long Beach:
Walk along the boardwalk
Visit the Adrift Distillers tasting room
Ride go-karts at Fun Beach Speedway
Go golfing at the Peninsula Golf Course
Build a sandcastle
Fly a kite
Bike or walk the Discovery Trail
Pick out a new kite
There are endless ways to have fun in Long Beach! Get inspired with our blog!
Looking for Long Beach hotels near the beach? From quaint cottages to motels, resorts, hotels & condominiums, a wide variety of lodging choices await you! We suggest you make your reservations early during the peak season (roughly Spring Break through mid-October), particularly over festival and holiday celebrations.
Award winning clam chowder, perfectly cooked fish ‘n chips, and Dungeness crab are just a few favorite dishes in Long Beach. Seafood isn’t the only speciality in town, though. Find everything from donuts to authentic Thai cuisine.
Tip: Having trouble deciding? Check out our restaurant page!
Enjoy a Pacific Coast RV adventure! Long Beach is a popular Washington Coast destination for RV and tent camping enthusiasts. Be in the heart of downtown Long Beach close to shops and restaurants or travel a few miles up the peninsula for some campgrounds with beach access. Make your reservations as far in advance as possible as spaces fill up quickly during the peak season, which runs from Spring Break through October. Do not camp on the beach or at beach approaches.
The colorful strip of shops in downtown Long Beach is well worth exploring! Find everything from kites to unique handmade items as well as souvenirs and saltwater taffy.