Long Beach WA Things to Do

The location of the Seaview Manor puts you in the perfect spot for an isolated retreat, an active hiking and biking trip with lots of sightseeing along the way, a historical and art filled adventure for museum lovers or simply a quintessential small beach town shopping trip.

West Coast Horse Rides

Address: 308 Sid Snyder Dr, Long Beach, WA 98631
Phone: (360) 244-0037

 

The Long Beach Horse Rides

Offers 1 hour rides for $30
Address: 409 Sid Snyder Dr, Long Beach, WA 98631
Phone: (360) 642-2576

The Discovery Trail

Bike, hike or run along the 8.5 paved Miles Of Pathway winding through the dunes.

The Discovery Trail begins at the end of the Lewis and Clark trail- named after the Corps of Discovery and extends all the way past the town of Long Beach.

This trail is suitable for all ages and biking skill levels. Kids 8 and up love parking at the North Head Lighthouse lot and cruising downhill all the way to Long Beach.

Fishing & Crabbing

 

Lake Fishing: Loomis lake and Black Lake are bass lakes stocked with brooder trout.

Ocean Fishing: There are many fun options for ocean fishing. Try casting a line off the jetty if you’re experienced, perch fish right into the surf or get on the ocean with a charter out of Ilwaco. There are many charter companies that leave out of Ilwaco, a 5 minute drive from The Manor. Crabbing is generally open year round.

Seabreeze Fishing Charters

Address: 185 Howerton Ave SE, Ilwaco, WA 98624
Phone: (360) 642-2300

Salty Dog Sportfishing

Address: 185 Howerton Ave, Ilwaco, WA 98624
Phone: (360) 642-2300

Pacific Salmon Charters

Address: 191 Howerton Ave, Ilwaco, WA 98624
Phone: (360) 642-3466

Fly a Kite

Long Beach hosts the World Kite Festival every year in August. The World Kite Museum is a really fun stop to inspire before you get your own kite up into the sky.

Great kite shops to check out in Long Beach:

World Kite Museum

303 Sid Snyder Drive
Long Beach, WA 98631
(360) 642-4020

Stormin’ Norman’s

Address: 205 Pacific Ave S, Long Beach, WA 98631
Phone: (360) 642-3482

Wind World

Address: 115 Pacific Ave, Long Beach, WA 98631
Phone: (360) 642-5483
Willapa Paddle Adventures
Address: 105 3rd St, Raymond, WA 98577
Phone: (360) 591-8739

Tennis and Pickleball

Love pickleball and tennis?

Culbertson Park-free tennis and pickleball

101 Washington Ave Long Beach, Washington 98631

The Lighthouse Resort-indoor courts

Open Pickleball from noon-2PM every day of the week.
12417 Pacific Way, Long Beach, WA 98631
571-606-0782

Golfing

There are three golf courses within 20 minutes of The Seaview Manor and 2 mini golf courses. All of these courses have a 9 and 18 hole option and range between $22-$40 for a round. Juniors play for $5 at the Peninsula Golf Course!

Closest to the Seaview Manor:

The Peninsula Golf Course

This is a nice course for a casual round of golf. There are 9 holes that you play twice with tee offs in a different spot for the second trip through.

Address: 9604 Pacific Way, Long Beach, WA 98631

For Those That Want to Slow Things Down..

  • Enjoy the expansive porches at the Manor or take a nap in the hammock.
  • The Manor pond provides kids hours of fun-hunting frogs and discovering other wildlife using the Manor provided nets.
  • Walk on a private trail from the Manor directly to the beach.  Trail is flat and about about .3 miles (in the winter the trail often floods, but is typically dried up by mid-May)
  • At one time Seaview, WA (which actually did at one time have a view of the sea) was the Hampton’s of the Pacific NW.  Ride your bike or saunter through the quiet streets to see the homes in the area, mostly dating back to the early 1900’s when the wealthy would leave Portland to enjoy summering by the sea. 
  • Oysterville is a peaceful and quiet town that has been restored and preserved.  Enjoy a glass of chardonnay and fresh Oysters while looking out over Willipa Bay.  This is a don’t miss experience for anyone who loves the smell of the ocean and an authentic Washington coast experience.

For History Lovers..

Ft. Columbia State Park Barracks

Don’t miss the hidden beach!  Ft. Columbia appeals to military and maritime history lovers.  

618-acre, day-use – located along 6,400 feet of freshwater shoreline on the Columbia River. Bird watching, hiking, hidden beaches.

Automated pay stations: You may purchase a one-day or annual Discover Pass and boat launch permit at this location.

 

Flavel House Museum

Absolutely stunning!  A must see for those who love Queen Anne architecture.  The Favel House Museum is located in nearby Asotria and has been meticulously restored to the grace and elegance of the period.  s been restored to accurately portray the Victorian period’s elegance and the history of the Flavel family.

Ramp to accomodate wheelchairs and strollers and an elevator for access to the public areas.

Flavel House Museum
714 Exchange St
Astoria, OR 97103

The Cranberry Museum

Originally built in 1933 as a social hall, the museum later was repurposed as a place to dehydrate berries that were sent to servicemen in the war. Today the musem features a cute giftshop inside the museum.

618-acre, day-use – located along 6,400 feet of freshwater shoreline on the Columbia River. Bird watching, hiking, hidden beaches.

Automated pay stations: You may purchase a one-day or annual Discover Pass and boat launch permit at this location.

 

Appelo Archive Center and Logging Museum

Explore the history of the Naselle-Grays River Valley . 

The Library contains more than 400 books  available for research and browsing in newly renovated library section.

Explore the museum’s genealogy corner where you can research your family history or discover the past through census records.

Appelo also contains the Archives Cafe and Bookstore. Don’t forget to check out the Pulla – Finnish Cardamom Bread!

Handicap accessible.

Columbia River Maritime Museum

Discover the history of one of America’s most dangerous rivers, from ancient canoes to modern-day shipping. Hear tales about battles at sea and discover how people have thrived in this tough environment for centuries while you’re here!

Experience the history of ships and maritime culture up close. Their extensive collection ensures there’s something for everyone, whether it be in an exhibit or through hands-on activities like demonstrations with artifacts from their museum plus more!

Open everyday 9:30 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.
(Except Thanksgiving & Christmas Day)

​Museum Address
1792 Marine Drive
Astoria, Oregon 97103
503.325.2323

Beach FAQs..

Can we drive on the beach?

  • Yes! Long Beach is considered a State Highway and is patrolled. The speed limit while driving on the beach is 25MPH. A 4WD vehicle is recommended, but not required.
  • From April 15 until Labor Day, sections of the beach are closed to motor traffic. This includes the section of beach from the Seaview Approach to the Bolstad Approach in Long Beach and the area north of the Oysterville Approach. Benson Beach and Waikiki Beach in CapeDisappointment State Park are closed to beach driving year round.

Are fires allowed on the beach?

Of course! Fires must be 100’ west from dunes and no larger than 3’ high and 4’ on each side.

Are dogs allowed on the beach?

Absolutely! In town leashes are required.

Beach Access

  • One of the most unique things about Long Beach is that you can drive on the beach. Pack your picnic, beach chairs and towels, clam guns, fishing rods and load up the family.
  • Great for those who want to enjoy the beach and are unable to traverse the soft sand or just want to enjoy a winter storm from the comfort of a heated seat.
  • There are 7 beach approaches on the Long Beach Peninsula and free parking at all beach approaches.

Seaview Beach Approach Address:38th Pl, Seaview, WA 98644

Long Beach Approach Address: Bolstad W, Long Beach, WA 98631

Dog Friendly Beaches: Long Beach is friendly to campfires on the beach and dogs.