Top Reasons to Stay at The Breakers of Long Beach
- The resort fronts a stretch of the 28-mile Long Beach Peninsula, billed as the world’s longest beach open to vehicles.
- The historic Fort Columbia State Park is only about a 20-minute drive away. Head here to see late 19th-century army batteries and other vintage buildings.
- Each spacious one-bedroom condo has a log fireplace and a private deck or patio; the bedroom unit is smaller but also features its own deck. For a little extra room, pick a two-bedroom condo.
- After exploring the property’s 24 acres of parkland, you can soak under the stars in the outdoor hot tub or enjoy the indoor pool.
- The shops and restaurants of downtown Long Beach are only 1 mile away.
- You can have a family picnic in the resort’s covered gazebo, which is equipped with charcoal barbecue grills and picnic tables. There is also a basketball court, horseshoes, and access to an 8-mile nature trail.
- Pets can be added in select rooms for $15 a night (contact the hotel prior the purchase to ensure availability).
Long Beach, Washington: Clams, Kites, and Cranberries on the Pacific Coast
About 115 miles northwest of Portland, 28 miles of uninterrupted shoreline stretches across the Long Beach Peninsula. Crowds flock to the area all year—even in the winter months, when average temperatures are in the 40s. The main draw during that part of the year is clamming. On certain government-approved dates, you can take to the sands to dig for fresh razor clams, which locals enjoy battered and fried in butter.
Come spring, warmer weather brings out swarms of colorful kites. Kite flying is something of an obsession in Long Beach. The town is home to an annual kite festival as well as the World Kite Museum, dedicated to the art, history, and science of kite making. Another local obsession is cranberries—their bright-red bogs line the coast from Oregon to British Columbia. At the Pacific Coast Cranberry Museum in Long Beach, you can learn about the history of cranberry farming and tour a bog.