Ilwaco and the Long Beach Peninsula
For a list of events in the Ilwaco/Long Beach, Washington area, visit funbeach.com.
The port community of Ilwaco on the Columbia River was named for a local Indian chief, ‘Elowahka Jim.’ The town features a busy marina, a thriving art community, and some of the finest salmon and sturgeon fishing in the country.
Art walks sponsored by the area’s many art galleries, an annual cranberry festival, antique shops, a Saturday fresh air farmer’s market during the summer, two lighthouses, and the Lewis and Clark National & State Historical Park provide delights for both locals and visitors. Installations at the park feature the work of Maya Lin, artist/architect known for the Vietnam Wall and the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center showcases the arrival of the Corps of Discovery Expedition at the Pacific Ocean.
Anchored on Washington’s southwestern-most coast, the Long Beach Peninsula is rich in tradition, raw beauty and award-winning lodging and dining establishments. Surrounded by the Pacific Ocean, Columbia River and Willapa Bay, this favorite vacation destination is a refuge for migrating birds and people seeking the solace of a seaside retreat.
To learn more about the Long Beach Peninsula, visit FunBeach.com.