Welcome to Long Beach & Seaview
Long Beach blends seamlessly into much smaller Seaview to compose the major population center on the peninsula. Both towns began as beach resorts in the late 1880s. A few old inns from this era have been beautifully restored, though the modern strip on Hwy 103 (aka Pacific Way) is lined with T-shirt shops, middlebrow boutiques and bumper-car arenas. To the west, the beach is separated from the town by a wide swath of dunes and dwarf pines and remains pretty wild, especially along the 8.2-mile Discovery Trail.
Long Beach is packed in August during the Washington State International Kite Festival.