The smell of the sea, the gleeful laughter of children, that casual feeling which comes with a stroll by the ocean - these are a few of the delights you will experience on the Long Beach Peninsula.
Summer or winter, this area offers such variety, so much to do, and is so beautiful that I consider it a pleasure to invite you to visit! In fact, my pride in this place nearly bursts my buttons!
You could say that I have the best job in the world, since my "work" is sharing this wonderful place with folks who haven't found it yet. The Peninsula's craggy cliffs, open sandy beaches and acres of dunes create just the right environment to take us all away from the bustle of everyday life.
Only 28 miles long, this little spit of land has many restaurants, museums, and unique events to entertain visitors and locals alike.
Each summer, the Peninsula comes alive with festivals, carnival rides, kite flying, picnics and the sounds of laughter. In all seasons of the year, the area's lighthouses and museums offer a variety of exhilarating vistas.
Sitting on cliffs high above the sea, Cape Disappointment and North Head lighthouses guard ships at sea through the treacherous seas known as "the Graveyard of the Pacific." Between the lighthouses, the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center showcases artifacts and history of the historic mission of the Lewis and Clark Corps of Discovery and its successful arrival at the Pacific Ocean right here on the Long Beach Peninsula.
There are so many things to do here that you can have just the type of vacation experience you want. You'll be surprised you haven't found this place before and delighted when you join us. And we'll be pleased to welcome you when you arrive!
Executive Director Long Beach Peninsula Visitors Bureau