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Beach Strolls, Seafood & Simplicity

Before we moved to Long Beach we escaped regularly to this stretch of Washington coast where fresh oysters and salmon are caught right offshore, and cranberries, wild berries and mushrooms flourish.

We would stay at the adorable Boardwalk Cottages; which are within earshot of the crashing surf. We'd go for walks on the Boardwalk or beach, take in the silvery flocks of migrating shorebirds and enjoy the absence of crowds.  October was found to be our favorite month to visit as the tourists had gone home and the stores were less than crowded.

Smoked Oysters - Jim Henkens©
We picked up and moved to this coastal community almost two years ago and the charm of this hidden peninsula hasn't waned. The year round residents are friendly, unpretentious, helpful and truly appreciate this special place that we all call home.  Moving to Long Beach wasn't a decision that was taken lightly.  Our location is off the beaten path and we like it that way.  Jobs are scarce, most residents are well over 60, we get lots of rain and fabulous winter storms pound us throughout Winter; however there is no where else we'd rather be. The lack of population, abundance of wildlife and mild temperatures are the perfect combination for us. 

Sunset Magazine did a nice article about the area a few years ago.  Escape to the Long Beach Peninsula for fresh seafood, beach strolls, and the rough charm of shore towns. We're off to enjoy yet another beach stroll on the sandy shore. Enjoy your day.

Washington's Hidden Coast 


  1. Sounds like a wonderful place to call home. Thanks for sharing. I hope things are good.



  2. All that rain sure makes for a gorgeous coastline. Love the old buoys in your photo. Have a great Memorial Day Weekend.


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