Long Beach is a fun place, famous in the Northwest for its eccentric charm, its bustling summer sidewalks, its many festivals and soaring kites. It also is a place of incredible natural assets: miles of beach, dunes and forests.
nlike many beach towns, Long Beach is a place with a solid core of reality the people who make their homes here love it. It is, first and foremost, a community. When you visit Long Beach, what youll experience is a bright little town that happens to be on the beach.
Visitors to the Peninsula inevitably gravitate toward Long Beach for its shops and the many activities geared toward families, teens and children. This is where youll find amusement rides, horse rentals, go-carts, video arcades, bumper boats and other traditional beach fare.
Long Beach also has much to appeal to mature visitors, such as its famous boardwalk, the great new paved Discovery Trail along the crest of the dunes, and a nice variety of art galleries, gift stores and restaurants.
If youve been here before, come again and see how much Long Beach has transformed in the past few years. If you havent been here, come take a look. You wont regret it.
Long Beach has many motels, B&Bs and RV parks, so finding a place to stay is rarely a problem. But on festival weekends, be sure to have a reservation and to check in early in the day.
Public restrooms are located near the beach at the two main paved approaches at Sid Snyder Drive (South 10th St.) and near Bolstad Avenue (First Street) in the small state park near the north end of the boardwalk. Others are located next to the Long Beach Police Station and in the small city park on 5th Street South near Super 8 Motel.