Things To Do
Located between the Columbia River and the Pacific Ocean on the Long Beach Peninsula in Seaview, The Shelburne Inn is surrounded by stunning scenery just minutes away. The Peninsula is known for its 28 miles of sandy beach, festivals, oyster farming, cranberry growing, and recreation. Browsing the many antique shops, bookstores, galleries and second-hand places in the Peninsula villages can net some very special “finds,” or take a walk on the beach for a moment of quiet contemplation.
Outdoor activities around Long Beach include clamming (in season), picnicking, surf fishing, golfing, boating, deep-sea fishing, horseback riding on the beach, hiking, wild mushroom hunting, kayaking, and birdwatching.
Azure Salon & Spa– Hair Design, Esthetics, Electrology, Nail Treatments, Body Treatments, Permanent Cosmetics, Mineral Cosmetics, Hair Removal, Tinting, Body Piercing, Eyelash Extensions, Spa Packages Spray Tanning
Asian Touch Massage– Our goal is using the best-personalized massage plan for you. Using our knowledge, intuition, and experience, we will help you escape, bring calmness, peace, relaxation and stress relief. Waiting for you in Long Beach. If you are looking for a high quality and personal service, you’ve come to the right place. At Asian Touch, we will give you the attention and personal service you deserve. Make your appointment today, enjoy the relaxed life.
Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum– Located in the center of Ilwaco, WA the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum is the place to explore the crossroads of history where the Columbia River meets the Pacific Ocean. Displays illustrate local history from the earliest times when the Chinook Indians thrived in this region to the settlement years when European immigrants made this peninsula a year-round home and profited from fishing, logging. and tourism.
Columbia River Maritime Museum– The Columbia River Maritime Museum is one of the finest maritime museums on the West Coast. Six Galleries, the Great Hall, and the Lightship Columbia interpret the Pacific Northwest’s rich maritime history.
Cranberry Museum– Large display of equipment and photos featuring the history of the cranberry industry in the Pacific Northwest. Visitors can tour cranberry bogs of a working cranberry farm. The Museum is open each day 10 – 5 thru mid-December.
World Kite Museum & Hall-Fame– The World Kite Museum is the only American Museum dedicated exclusively to telling the exciting and amazing story of kites, through hands-on exhibits and programs! A Washington State vacation is incomplete without a visit to the Long Beach Peninsula, home of the Washington State International Kite Festival, and The World Kite Museum. The World Kite Museum collection has over 1,500 kites from 26 countries. You and your family can learn about the long and illustrious usage of kites for entertainment, industry, and scientific experimentation. Come see our unique collection and make a kite of your own to fly on the world’s longest beach the same day! Visit today and be awed, amazed, and entertained!
Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center– In November of 1805, the U.S. Corps of Volunteers for Northwest Discovery, led by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, reached the mouth of the mighty Columbia River and the Pacific Ocean at last. “Great joy in camp,” Clark wrote in his journal, “we are in view of the ocean, this great Pacific Ocean which we been so long anxious to see.” Today, the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center stands high on the cliffs of Cape Disappointment State Park, 200 feet above the pounding Pacific surf. A series of mural-sized timeline panels guide visitors through the westward journey of the Lewis and Clark Expedition using sketches, paintings, photographs, and the words of Corps members themselves. The center also features a short film presentation, a gift shop, and a glassed-in observation deck with fabulous views of the river, headlands, and sea. Additional displays focus on local maritime and military history.
Lewis and Clark National Historical Park– Explore the timeless rainforests and majestic coastal vistas. Discover the rich heritage of the Native people. Unfold the dramatic stories of America’s most famous explorers. The Park encompasses sites along the Columbia River and the Pacific Coast. Follow the explorer’s footsteps and have an adventure in history.
Northwest Carriage Museum– Welcome…….History abounds at the Northwest Carriage Museum in Raymond, Washington. Come visit one of the finest collections of 19th-century carriages, buggy’s, wagons and historical artifacts in the country. Our museum is family friendly, educational, historical and a great place for individuals or group tours. We encourage you to explore our website!
Shelburne Restaurant & Pub– Established in 1896, the Shelburne Inn and its award-winning restaurant are grounded in tradition, but bound by none. Located at the south end of the Long Beach Peninsula in historic Seaview, Washington, visitors and locals, alike enjoy its warm atmosphere and satisfying and creative food and beverage offerings. Our Chef takes pride in using the freshest, most local ingredients available to him. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, you may choose from seating in the elegant main dining room, the stained glass Inglenook, or the cozy pub with its exterior deck area in the summer months. Desserts and breads are made in our own bakery. We have an extensive selection of northwest wines, six microbrews on tap, hand-crafted cocktails, and espresso drinks. Check our calendar for listings of live musical performances.
Lost Roo– G’Day! Lost Roo restaurant and bar is a multi-faceted destination offering casual class and quality. Our menu offers traditional tucker (Aussie for good, sustaining, yummy food) as well as eclectic dishes all offered in a creative way. The bar boasts a wide variety of revolving northwest and new world wines, a great selection of amber fluid (BEER!), premium spirits, and an extensive Scotch selection. Sports fans will enjoy viewing the game on the many HDTVs. The enclosed garden deck provides wind free seating throughout the summer months for lunch and dinner or a cocktail as the sun sets. Hop on in – there is something for all to enjoy!
Jimella’s Seafood Market– Nanci Main and Jimella Lucas, owner/chefs of the legendary Ark Restaurant for 25 years, now invite you to visit the much acclaimed Market Cafe in Klipsan Beach, Washington. Surrounded by rich local flavors from pristine Willapa Bay, the Pacific Ocean, forests, farms, and bogs.
The Cove Restaurant– The locals favorite lunch spot Enjoy a Rueben, cheeseburger, specialty sandwich and so much more at The Cove Restaurant, located in our club house. Our full service restaurant also provides a unique selection of international wines and locally brewed beers.
The DEPOT Restaurant– Casual Fine Dining in Historic Seaview at the 120 year old Clamshell Railroad Train Station. Celebrate seafood of the northwest dining at the mouth of the Columbia River. Covered heated deck is open during summer. Wednesdays are Burger Nites during the school year when you design your own burger with Organic Beef, Buffalo or Portobello Burgers and 15 condiments from bacon, eggs, pineapple, jalapeno, etc. House salad, oyster appetizer, and chowder also available.
Pickled Fish– [pickled fish] eat + drink is located on the top floor of the Adrift Hotel, directly overlooking the pacific ocean. Come experience our creative, fun, locally inspired cuisine and wood fired pizzas. Sample our craft cocktails, regional wines, and northwest micro brews while enjoying the amazing view. Sip, savor and eat local. Cheers!
42nd Street Cafe & Bistro– The Long Beach peninsula’s original “roadside cafe” Casual, yet upscale Breakfasts, Lunches and Dinners featuring the region’s incomparable seafood. Finish your morning walk on the beach with fresh oysters and eggs and a Bloody Mary. Plan your sunset watching around a classic martini and flavorful, comforting bistro-style dinners, like a Northwest Cioppino or slow-roasted Eight Hour Pot Roasted Beef.
Peninsula Golf Course– Imagine a place where you can see bald eagles, egrets and blue herons flying above the sea pines and old growth firs… A quiet place where deer pass in front of you as if you weren’t there… A place that welcomes you with a friendly smile and a wish for your best game ever… That place is Peninsula Golf Course in Long Beach Washington. We are dog-friendly! We offer 9 holes of challenging golf set on 55 beautiful, pristine acres just one mile north of downtown Long Beach. Head Professional Jim Eaton is on-site for single or group lessons. We also offer tournament packages and will assist you in planning a great event!
Surfside Golf Course– The Long Beach Peninsula is best known for its tourist appeal. In addition to the excitement of the numerous festivals and parades, the Long Beach Peninsula doubles as a quiet coastal getaway for clam digging, beach combing, storm watching and, what else, Golf!! Surfside Golf Course and it’s well-manicured tees, fairways, and greens, is located amongst the coastal pines and varied wildlife that make up the northern end of the Peninsula. The coastal breezes and relaxing sound of the nearby surf make Surfside Golf Course a true coastal golfing experience!
Cape Disappointment Lighthouse– The Peninsula’s first lighthouse, Cape Disappointment, had a bumpy beginning. As early as 1848, a government survey had recommended a lighthouse due to the great number of shipwrecks. Lighthouse construction materials were underway in 1853, stashed in the hull of the ship Oriole when it sank two miles off shore. While a few items were salvaged, the bulk of the shipment was lost. Problems continued to plague the project, including the discovery that a lantern for the lighthouse had never been ordered. A first order Fresnel (pronounced ‘fray-nel’) lens, invented at the turn of the 19th century by Augustin Jean Fresnel and ground and constructed in Paris in 1841, was shipped from its first home at the Navesink Lighthouse in New Jersey. The lens, using 18 wicks, burned five gallons of kerosene each night and produced a light that could be seen 20 miles out to sea. Purchased for approximately $4,500, it would cost $6 million to create today.
North Head Lighthouse– The North Head Lighthouse was built in response to a marked increase in the number of shipwrecks along the Peninsula as mariners coming from the north could not see the Cape Disappointment light. The 65-foot North Head Lighthouse was designed by German-born engineer C.W. Leick and sits on solid basalt more than 190 feet above sea level. It first used the hand-me-down first order Fresnel lens from Cape D, switching to search light and finally beacon light at the same time changes were made to her sister lighthouse. A fresh coat of paint just in time for her century birthday restored the North Head’s masonry to marine white with a red cap.
Cape Disappointment State Park– Cape Disappointment State Park, formerly Fort Canby State Park, is a 1,882-acre camping park on the Long Beach Peninsula, fronted by the Pacific Ocean. The park offers two miles of ocean beach, two lighthouses, an interpretive center and hiking trails. Visitors enjoy beach exploration, ship watching and exploring the area’s rich natural and cultural history. The nearby coastal towns of Ilwaco and Long Beach feature special events and festivals spring through fall. The park offers breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean, Columbia River, North Head Lighthouse and Cape Disappointment Lighthouse. The park has old-growth forest, lakes, freshwater and saltwater marshes, as well as streams and tidelands along the ocean. Three vacation rentals are available.
Leadbetter Point State Park– Leadbetter Point State Park is a natural area open for day-use. The park features beach frontage on the Pacific Ocean and Willapa Bay. It borders the Willapa National Wildlife Refuge which has about five miles of ocean beach and several miles of bay beach. There are views of the Pacific Ocean to the west and Willapa Bay and hills to the east. The park is part of the Willapa Bay Water Trail. Visitors can enjoy hiking, fishing, and clamming at the park.
Long Beach Peninsula Visitors Bureau– The mission of the Long Beach Peninsula Visitors Bureau is to facilitate, coordinate, and implement the promotion of our communities as tourist destinations.