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Ocean Beaches Tour- Long Beach Peninsula

New!  Ocean Beaches Tour to Long Beach Peninsula. This tour is loaded with activities, with the main background theme the Pacific Ocean.

This Northwest Adventure is one of the finest, and you’ll have 3 days and 2 nights, October 13-15, 2017 to relax and enjoy all the Washington Coast has to offer on the Long Beach Peninsula.  You really should book this tour!

Friday, beginning with the drive from Seattle to the ocean, you will stop for lunch midway in a great ale house, then continue to Long Beach, with time to relax before dinner.  Dinner is at a wonderful restaurant, then s’mores on the ocean beach. The hotel we’re staying is the Adrift Hotel and Spa.

Saturday, you’ll start the morning with razor clams and eggs at the famous 42nd Street Diner, and yes, you can choose something else.  Following breakfast, you’ll visit historic Oysterville for a tour of oyster farming followed by a visit to an art gallery.  Then to get a little more physical, you’ll go horseback riding on the beach, whether permitting. If unfavorable weather, you’ll instead visit the Cranberry Museum/Bogs area near Long Beach.  There’s time for rest before dinner and your day is not rushed at all.  The plan is to have fun and do some exploration.

Dinner is at the Shelburne Inn, on the National Historic Register, known for their creative 3-course meals, combining Northwest flavors with Old-World traditions and organic foods.

Sunday begins with breakfast at Cottage Bakery, then you’re off to Ilwaco, a fishing community, to visit the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum and tour Ilwaco’s waterfront area.

This area is well known for being the end of the Lewis and Clark Expedition.  They found the ocean!  You’ll visit the very well done Interpretive Center, the Cape Disappointment Lighthouse, the National Park, and the Northhead Lighthouse today, then we have to head back.

This tour is all inclusive (except for 2 lunches).  Included in the price: Hotel accommodation, breakfasts, dinners, and entry to the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum, Northhead lighthouse, Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center, the National Park, and the State Park. Price also includes costs for guest speaker at Oysterville, horse back riding, and Carriage Museum.

There’s so much packed into this ocean beach tour, and we hope you’ll join us!  You can find booking access at http://cherylsnorthwesttours.com/seasonal-tours.php scroll down to Long Beach Peninsula.  For more information, contact us at cheryl@cherylsnwtours.com.

beach logs

beach logs and lighthouse

Lighthouse

Lighthouse

Long Beach

Long Beach

oysters

oysters

view from lighthouse

view from lighthouse

longest beach sign

longest beach sign

Oregon Coast tour

We took an Oregon Coast Tour from Seattle recently, and had some great experiences.  Oregon has a beautiful coast line, and we saw sea lions, seals and pups, eagles, falcon, and deer along the trip, plus seastacks, caves, and fantastic rock formations on the beaches.

We also explored some wonderful attractions along the way and had so much fun!  We did a group dune buggy ride in the Oregon Dunes, at Florence. Taking 14 of us, it was a safe, slow, and well narrated 1 hour dunes-to-ocean-tour.  We also visited the Sea Lion Caves, America’s largest sea cave and actually has a bunch of sea lions in there!  We visited a lighthouse in a fantastic location on the coast, and did some wine tasting in the Willamette Valley at Rex Hill and Duck Pond.

Overnight we stayed first in Lincoln City at the Surftides, a great hotel on the beach with easy access to the sand and surf.  Hot tub, indoor swimming pool and wet/dry sauna really got us off to a great relaxing time.  The second night in Florence we stayed at the Driftwood Shores Resort, which was also on the ocean with a nice path to the beach.  They allow fires on the beach!  Night 3 we stayed in Astoria at the River Walk Inn.  They are doing some updating on this hotel and the location on the marina is a relaxing location.  We bicycled along the river walk path for some nice viewing, and hit the karaoke bar that was within walking distance from the hotel.

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