Destination guide

Long Beach – a gateway to the Evergreen State

Set on the windswept Washington coast, Long Beach is quickly emerging as one of the state's top family-friendly destinations. The city sits on Washington's Long Beach Peninsula, a stunning stretch of the Evergreen State known for sumptuous seafood, scarlet cranberry bogs and rugged Pacific Northwest scenery. Spend your days basking on the beach, exploring state parks or simply relaxing with loved ones in a Long Beach vacation rental villa.

Activities

Clams and cranberries in Long Beach

Long Beach holds the world record for the most kites flown at one time. This means no trip is complete without watching your own colorful kite soar over the sand. Cranberries have been farmed on the Long Beach Peninsula since the late 1800s. Today, businesses such as Cranguyma Farms offer the chance to climb into the bog and pick your own. Clamming is another of Long Beach's favorite pastimes, so why not get digging? There's no better way to enjoy your bounty than with a BBQ on the deck of a Long Beach vacation rental cottage.

Weather

Sun-drenched summers on the Long Beach Peninsula

Summer is high season on the Long Beach Peninsula, with flocks of sun seekers descending on the Washington coast. Expect long days, calm water and highs that hover around the 70s. You'll also catch summer celebrations such as the International Kite Festival, which is held every August. Washington's beaches are popular with 4WD enthusiasts, so, if you're craving a quieter scene, consider visiting in spring or fall, when the crowds taper off. If cranberries are on your wish list, the season kicks off in late September.

Natural features

Hit Long Beach's Olympic Discovery Trail

Long Beach is one of several towns perched on the Washington coast. It sits on the Long Beach Peninsula, a 28-mile-long sand spit that juts out into the Pacific Ocean. Snag a waterfront Long Beach vacation rental condo and you'll enjoy front row seats to fiery Pacific Ocean sunsets. Venture inland and you'll find sanctuaries such as the Willapa National Wildlife Refuge. The lush wetlands are a haven for local birdlife. You can also throw on your hiking shoes and explore the Olympic Discovery Trail, a scenic coastal path that traces the route taken by Lewis and Clark.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Long Beach

Fly into Astoria, OR (AST-Astoria Regional), the closest airport, located 16 mi (25.8 km) from the city center.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Long Beach?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Long Beach. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Long Beach Boardwalk: 194 vacation rentals
  • Skippers Equestrian Center: 193 vacation rentals
  • Cranberry Museum: 193 vacation rentals
  • Gray Whale Skeleton: 193 vacation rentals
  • Marsh's Free Museum: 193 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Long Beach listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Long Beach?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 73 Houses in Long Beach. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Long Beach include:

  • Cabins: 9 rentals available
  • Cottages: 9 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 30 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Long Beach?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 27 vacation rentals with pool available in Long Beach. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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