Things To See and Do in Long Beach, Washington
North Head Lighthouse
Construction of North Head Lighthouse began in 1896. Along with the Cape Disappointment Lighthouse, North Head Lighthouse has helped mariners navigate safe passage to the treacherous entrance of the Columbia river. The Coast Guard restored the lighthouse in 1984 and opened it to the public under the direction of Cape Disappointment State Park. Today the keepers dwelling is available for overnight stays.
Columbia River Maritime Museum
Located in Astoria, this museum focuses on the Pacific Northwest’s rich maritime history, and boasts more than 30,000 objects, 15,000 photographs and a 7,000-volume research library. Open: 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. daily (closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day). 18 mi.
On the northernmost tip of the Long Beach Peninsula, separating the Pacific Ocean from Willapa Bay, Leadbetter Point State Park & Wildlife Refuge is a great spot for hiking and bird watching.