The Long Beach resort
area is located on the Pacific Coast in Southwestern Washington
State. It goes by several names including; Long
Beach, Long Beach Peninsula, North Beach Peninsula, Cape Columbia, Grave
Yard of the Pacific, and the Discovery Coast.
All the names give some insight into the long, varied
history of the area and nature of the peninsula. The main attraction in the area and the
reason for the name Long Beach is of course the wide sandy ocean beach that
stretches the entire 26 miles of the west side of the peninsula.
If you are coming from the
north, upon arriving on the Long
by car you will feel like you are in a rural area, not at the beach. Recently
we spent some time on the Long
and found that there is no “motel-row” or “restaurant district”. There are six small communities on the
Long Beach Peninsula and all of them have some tourist facilities. Unique
attributes of each of these communities are
described on individual pages. In
the table below click on the community hot link to go to that community’s
You will also find information about restaurants,
lodging, museums, shopping, and more on each page.