Discover our favorite spots!
It may still be cold out there but we’ve been getting little previews of Spring at the beach. We always want you to have a great time, so we’re sharing some of our favorite things to do on the Long Beach peninsula. Some are outdoors, some indoors and there’s always a comfortable Adrift Hospitality property waiting for you when you’re done adventuring.
Head up North!
Willapa Bay’s history dates back to the Chinook who harvested oysters here long before Oysterville was settled in 1854. Today, you can experience a whole community seemingly frozen in time. Oyterville’s story is one of riches won and lost. In its heyday, the small community was home to a college, two hotels, and a weekly newspaper. Today, you can follow in historic footsteps with a self-guided walking tour.
Venture all the way north to Leadbetter Point State Park for miles of hiking from Willapa Bay to the Pacific Ocean. On the way, you’ll likely see all kinds of birds and wildlife. The bayside is great for kayaking, canoeing, and paddleboarding, too. Dogs are allowed only on the park’s southern trails and beaches, a Discovery Pass is required. Always check the weather and tides before you go and bring your refillable water bottle.
Family fun is just around the corner!
Horseback riding, kite flying, go-kart racing – Long Beach has plenty of popular family-friendly options. We wanted to mention a few more that you may not know yet.
Our neighbors at the Neptune Movie House are now offering drive-in movies! The indoor theater is open, too and food and snacks are being served. You can even support them from the comfort of your hotel room by streaming one of their many titles directly to your own screen.
Your furry friend may not be allowed in the northern part of Leadbetter Point, but the Peninsula Golf Course is making up for it. On 55 incredible acres of old growth firs, sea pines, and rhododendrons; golfers, dogs, and local wildlife mingle for a good time. Lessons are available and The Cove is open for reduced capacity dine-in as well as patio seating.
Ilwaco is beautifully located just inside the Columbia River bar. Home to a working fishing village, the port features an 800-slip marina popular with both recreational boaters and commercial fishermen. If that was all there is to Ilwaco, it’d a cute, idyllic little town but there’s more. Explore the many art galleries that have sprung up near the marina and stop by Roots for a quick and healthy lunch.
The Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum is a must-see stop on your trip south. Learn about the history and culture of our unique corner of the world. Beginning with the history of the Chinook people, visitors can explore the past and present of our communities from logging to fishing and tourism. Did you know a train once operated on the peninsula?