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Long Beach Peninsula: America's Last Coast

The Facts

The Long Beach Peninsula is most buoyant in summer, but spring (rhododendron season) and fall (cranberry season) have their charms, too. Winter isn't bad if you like to cozy down and watch storms roll in.

Hotel Elliott DOUBLES FROM $135. 357 12TH ST., ASTORIA; 877/378-1924 OR 503/325-2222; www.hotelelliott.com
China Beach Retreat DOUBLES FROM $179. 222 ROBERT GRAY DR., ILWACO; 800/466-1896 OR 360/642-5660; www.chinabeachretreat.com
Shelburne Inn DOUBLES FROM $129. 4415 PACIFIC HWY., SEAVIEW; 800/466-1896 OR 360/642-2442; www.theshelburneinn.com
Blackwood Beach Cottages Individual cottages with kitchens, close to the ocean. COTTAGES FROM $149. 20711 PACIFIC HWY., OCEAN PARK; 888/376-6356 OR 360/665-6356; www.blackwoodbeachcottages.com
Caswell's on the Bay A Victorian-style guesthouse. DOUBLES FROM $130. 25204 SANDRIDGE RD., OCEAN PARK; 360/665-6535 OR 888/553-2319; www.caswellsinn.com
Washington State Parks & Recreation Commission Unusual accommodations—including the North Head Lighthouse keepers' residence. FROM $230. 800/360-4240; www.parks.wa.gov

Columbian Café DINNER FOR TWO $50. 1114 MARINE DR., ASTORIA; 503/325-2233
Gunderson's Cannery Café LUNCH FOR TWO $25. 1 SIXTH ST., ASTORIA; 503/325-8642
Home Spirit DINNER FOR TWO $55 (CASH ONLY). 1585 EXCHANGE ST., ASTORIA; 503/325-6846
Sanctuary Restaurant DINNER FOR TWO $50. 794 STATE RTE. 101, CHINOOK; 360/777-8380
Pauly's Bistro DINNER FOR TWO $30. 235 HOWERTON WAY, ILWACO; 360/642-8447
Depot Restaurant In a former train depot. Locals love Thursday burger night. DINNER FOR TWO $50. 1208 38TH PLACE, SEAVIEW; 360/642-7880
Shoalwater Restaurant DINNER FOR TWO $70. 4415 PACIFIC HWY., SEAVIEW; 360/642-4142
42nd St. Café DINNER FOR TWO $50. 4201 PACIFIC HWY., SEAVIEW; 360/642-2323
Cottage Bakery LUNCH FOR TWO $15. 118 PACIFIC HWY., LONG BEACH; 360/642-4441
Ark Restaurant DINNER FOR TWO $70. 3310 273RD ST., NAHCOTTA; 360/665-4133
Moby Dick Hotel & Oyster Farm The eclectic menu changes all season; in an atmospheric hotel. DINNER FOR TWO $60. 25814 SANDRIDGE RD., NAHCOTTA; 360/665-4543


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