Long Beach Peninsula

Oysterville, Washington

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Long Beach claims the world’s longest drivable beach, as well as fishing and clam digging (season varies; state permit required), and many other beach-oriented activities. An international kite festival is held here in August. On beach sand. Vehicles do get stuck sometimes, and a tow can cost at least $80. Air down your tires to 15 psi or so (air back up afterwards), and stick to the firmer wet sand. It’s safest at low tide (pay attention to the tide). Speed limit is 25 mph. As signs state, the stretch of beach between the Long Beach and Seaview accesses is closed to motor vehicles from April 15 through the day after Labor Day. Do not drive near clam beds. The beach is considered a state highway, and all rules of the road apply.
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by Tony Huegel (Wilderness Press)

Long Beach claims the world’s longest drivable beach, as well as fishing and clam digging (season varies; state permit required), and many other beach-oriented activities. An international kite festival is held here in August. On beach sand. Vehicles do get stuck sometimes, and a tow can cost at least $80. Air down your tires to 15 psi or so (air back up afterwards), and stick to the firmer wet sand. It’s safest at low tide (pay attention to the tide).

Speed limit is 25 mph. As signs state, the stretch of beach between the Long Beach and Seaview accesses is closed to motor vehicles from April 15 through the day after Labor Day. Do not drive near clam beds. The beach is considered a state highway, and all rules of the road apply.

©  Tony Huegel/Wilderness Press. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Fishing, Hiking, Off-Highway Drives
Nearby City: Oysterville
Distance: 15
Trail Type: Shuttle
Access: Easy to Difficult
Duration: Up to a full day
Local Contacts: Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission
Local Maps: Washington Road & Recreation Atlas
Driving Directions: Directions to Long Beach Peninsula

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3/2/2009
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a unique trip, an ugly day though. rain and fog. easy drive with few problems, traction tires and 2wd as long as you stay to the hard pack.



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