Long Beach, Washington Attractions

Long Beach, Washington Attractions
Long Beach, Wash., attracts visitors who love the outdoors. Like many other coastal towns, Long Beach allows guests opportunities to explore the outdoors. Many businesses have developed tours, lessons and structured environments to allow outdoor enthusiasts the chance to explore Long Beach. In addition to the dozens of establishments throughout Long Beach, public beaches and parks are available to visit. These parks and beaches offer adventure activities such as swimming, clam digging, horseback riding, birdwatching and kite flying.

Leadbetter Point State Park

Leadbetter Point State Park is located along the tip of the Long Beach Peninsula. The Leadbetter State Park is home to four hiking trails, each with different difficulty levels. The Yellow Trail runs along the beach of the Willapa Bay and is 1.8 miles long. The Blue Trail is 1.3 miles long, and the Yellow Trail is the shortest at 0.5 miles long. The Loop Trail, at 2.1 miles long, is the park's longest trail, running the length of the state park. Hikers can experience different wildlife throughout the park. During the winter, dozens of different species of birds can be found at the park. A portion of the park is closed from March until September, the nesting season for the tens of thousands of birds that reside at the park, to protect their natural habitat. As of 2009, the park opens at 6:30 a.m. and closes at dusk.

Ocean Park, WA 98640


Peninsula Golf Course

Established in 1947, the Peninsula Golf Course is a public golf course located between the beach and downtown Long Beach. The golf course offers open tee times and various special events and tournaments throughout the year. Peninsula Golf Course also offers lessons to golfers of all ages year-round. Guests are welcome to bring their own clubs or rent clubs from the golf course. Power carts and pull carts also are available. Other special events such as New Year's Eve fireworks and cribbage tournaments are held throughout the year.

9604 Pacific Highway
Long Beach, WA 98631
(360) 642-2828

World Kite Museum and Hall of Fame

The World Kite Museum is a one-of-a-kind museum dedicated to kitemakers and kite fliers throughout the history of kites. The museum offers several different options for visitors. Visitors can choose between showing themselves around the museum, paying anywhere between $3 and $5 for admission (as of 2009), or there are also several tour options available. Informal and formal tours can be scheduled for groups or families. Informal tours allow groups to learn general knowledge about different kites and kitemakers. These tours are great for family reunions or class trips. Formal tours can also be scheduled to cover specific topics. Visitors can ask employees of the World Kite Museum to teach them more about specific topics such as kites during a specific time period or kites made by children. These tours must be scheduled in advance and may require additional fees.

303 Sid Snyder Drive
Long Beach, WA 98631
(360) 642-4020


Article Written By Bridget Everett

Bridget Everett is a professional Web copywriter. She specializes in several niches including travel, education, parenting, business, marketing, health, crafts, fashion and home decorating. Everett has studied marketing, elementary education and journalism at Northeastern University, Fordham University and Middle Tennessee State University.

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