Benson Beach Trail

Ilwaco, Washington

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This 2-mile-long, wide sandy ocean beach calls children to run and chase waves. Unlike other beaches of the Long Beach Peninsula, where vehicles are free to speed along next to waves, this motor-free beach allows families to dig safely in the sand, fly a kite, or just let the children run, unthreatened by cars and off-road vehicles. As tempting bonuses, it has a spectacular headland and rock jetty to explore. Explain to them that jetties on either side of the Columbia River channel the outflow and make it easier for mariners to know where they must cross the bar. The bar is the wall of fresh water from the Columbia colliding with the surf of the Pacific. Since it was built in 1917, the rock jetty has captured and held the sand that makes up the campground.
Best Hikes with Kids: Western Washington & the Cascades

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Best Hikes with Kids: Western Washington & the Cascades

by Joan Burton (The Mountaineers Books)

This 2-mile-long, wide sandy ocean beach calls children to run and chase waves. Unlike other beaches of the Long Beach Peninsula, where vehicles are free to speed along next to waves, this motor-free beach allows families to dig safely in the sand, fly a kite, or just let the children run, unthreatened by cars and off-road vehicles. As tempting bonuses, it has a spectacular headland and rock jetty to explore.

Explain to them that jetties on either side of the Columbia River channel the outflow and make it easier for mariners to know where they must cross the bar. The bar is the wall of fresh water from the Columbia colliding with the surf of the Pacific. Since it was built in 1917, the rock jetty has captured and held the sand that makes up the campground.

©  Joan Burton/The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Ilwaco
Distance: 4
Elevation Gain: Minimal
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: Day hike
Season: Year round
Trailhead Elevation: 10 feet
Top Elevation: 10 feet
Local Contacts: Fort Canby State Park
Local Maps: Cape Disappointment State Park brochure
Driving Directions: Directions to Benson Beach Trail

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