The Olympic Peninsula and Washington Coast Places


Long Beach

Sports and the Outdoors

Back Country Wilderness Outfitters. One- and two-hour horseback rides are offered here for $25 per hour. The Ribeye Ride, which lasts nearly four hours, with a steak dinner on the beach costs $85. 409 S.W. Sid Snyder Dr., Long Beach, WA, 98631. 360/642–2576.

Long Beach. The Long Beach Peninsula consists of 28 continuous miles of broad sandy beach, which fills with kite-flyers, sand-castle builders, sunbathers, bicyclists, horseback riders, and drivers during summer months. Watch out for horses, cars, and other motor vehicles—some sections are open for driving year round, while other parts don't allow it in summer; the speed limit on the sand is 25 mph. Bonfires are also allowed. Bring a windbreaker—strong gusts are common near the water, which remains consistently frigid throughout the year. Amenties: toilets. Best for: solitude; sunrise; sunset; walking. West off State Rte. 103, Long Beach, WA, 98631. 360/642–2400.

Peninsula Golf Course. There are two 9-hole, par-33 courses here, on Long Beach's northern edge. Greens fees are $16 for 9 holes and $23 for 18 holes. After 2 pm. it's all-you-can-play for $15. 9604 Pacific Hwy., Long Beach, WA, 98631. 360/642–2828.