A holiday rental home in Long Beach Peninsula will give you a perfect place to return at the end of each day spent exploring.
Long Beach Peninsula is home to a long, sandy beach. Whilst some brave the waters, swimming is discouraged, partly because the water temperatures are usually low. The beaches are popular for other activities. Horseback riding on the beach is hugely popular here. You can rent a horse and then enjoy the beauty of the ocean as you ride. Bonfires are allowed on the beach as well. Experienced surfers find the beach in Long Beach Peninsula to be a challenge. If you plan to surf you should bring your wetsuit because, as mentioned above, the water is quite chilly. From April through June you will have the chance to see baby seals as they warm themselves on the beach. Be sure to keep a good distance from the babies, and use binoculars to get a closer look.
Many fun and interesting attractions can be found near Long Beach Peninsula. The World Kite Museum – as the name suggests – boasts a wonderful collection of kites from all over the world. The Cranberry Museum & Self-Guided Farm Tours give you the chance to learn how cranberries are grown and processed. See cranberry bogs and enjoy some hands-on exhibits. The Columbia River Maritime Museum is another popular attraction. Before the days of modern technology, this was a very dangerous spot for ships. More than 2000 ships have wrecked in the waters off of the Long Beach Peninsula. Whilst most of these cannot be seen, there are a few that are visible.
Fairly mild winters and summer that are pleasant but not terribly warm are what you can expect whilst on holiday to Long Beach Peninsula. During the winter the average low temperatures are between 3° and 4° C and the average highs are between 9° and 11° C. The average low temperatures during the spring are between 5° to 8° C and average highs are 13° to 15° C. During the summer, the average lows are 10° to 11° C and the average highs are 17° to 19° C. There is some rain each month. The least occurs during the summer with between 37 and 42 mm of rain per month. The most rain occurs from October through April with 159 to 311 mm per month. The rest of the year you should expect between 66 and 98 mm per month.
The closest airport to Long Beach Peninsula is Astoria Airport (AST). There is some public transportation available, but it is recommended that you have a car for use during your stay.