Ocean Park Area: SW Washington’s Beach & Bay

The Ocean Park Area Business Community prides itself on…Friendliness

For memorable activities, spanning beautiful scenery, historic landmarks, walking trails, natural habitat, seafood that can’t get any fresher, and festivals or events nearly every weekend of the year, consider treating yourself to Southwest Washington’s Ocean Park Area.

To help our visitors make the most of their stay, here are some of the “don’t miss spots.”

• Leadbetter State Park and the Willapa National Wildlife Refuge—It is possible to see black bear, deer, elk, and a host of smaller animals and over 100 varieties of birds in the Refuge. Enjoy nature, peace and solitude at the beach.

• Two Lighthouses—Historic North Head, the windiest lighthouse on the west coast, and Cape Disappointment, one of the oldest. Both offer breathtaking views. Bring your camera and come take a tour!

• World’s Longest Beach—The Peninsula offers 28 miles of Sandy Beach and the unique 8.2-mile, pedestrian-only Discovery Trail. Savor the beauty. Come walk or drive on it!

• Vibrant Sunsets—View from the Northwest’s only Coastal Boardwalk. Enjoy Pristine Willapa Bay and Columbia River Sunrises. It can’t be beaten. Come relax and enjoy it!

• Shopping—The Peninsula boasts craft shops, antique shops, art galleries, T-shirt shops, kite shops, garage sales and more. Find a gift for that special someone!

• Old Forts—Fort Canby dates from the Civil War, while Fort Columbia dates from 1898. The sites include batteries, barracks, hiking trails and incredible views. Take the family for a picnic!

Fishing—Where else can you fish in the ocean, in the bay, on a river, or on a lake, all in the same day. Bring your gear or charter a fishing trip!

Restaurants—Find the freshest seafood in the Pacific Northwest. Dungeness crab, Willapa Bay oysters, razor clams, albacore tuna and salmon are just a sampling of what’s harvested from Peninsula waters and crafted in Peninsula kitchens. Treat your Family to our local food.

History—Come see historic Oysterville’s church, schoolhouse and turn of the century homes throughout the area. Visit Ilwaco’s Heritage Museum, and experience Lewis and Clark history, at their Interpretive Center, Station Camp, Dismal Nitch and Discovery Trail. Don’t forget the Cranberry Museum and the Kite Museum. Come relive history with us!

Rides—See Long Beach for arcades, amusement rides and horseback rides, and motor scooter, beach wheelchair and bicycle rentals. Take the kids and play!

Golf—The peninsula has two nine-hole golf courses. Take your son, daughter, wife or friend Golfing!

For more information, check out Ocean Park Area Chamber Of Commerce.

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