Long Beach, Washington – Bed & Breakfast, Kites and A Marina

We were just hanging out in Astoria, Oregon about 1 hr and a half from our home when instead of driving back home that night, we decided to go further and explore Long Beach, Washington. We spontaneously booked a room at a Bed & Breakfast went on our way. That weekend turned out to be the annual clam festival with all kinds of events going on.

We enjoyed the sunset at the beach, our B&B, the Saturday Market at the Port of Ilwaco, wind and kites at the beach, and delicious fudge. A nice little getaway.

Astoria-Megler bridge

Long Beach, Washington is about 30 minutes from Astoria, Oregon via the Astoria-Megler bridge. And it was about another 10 minutes to get to the Campbell House Bed & Breakfast at Klipsan Beach.

Campbell House Bed & Breakfast

Campbell House Bed & Breakfast

When we knocked on the door, Peter wasn’t expecting us because we had only made a reservation a couple hours ago and he had not checked the internet. But he was very friendly and our room was completely ready for us. Talk about amazing hosts!

Campbell House Bed & Breakfast

Right away we decided to walk to the beach with one of their dogs who accompanied us to enjoy the sunset. Unprepared as we were, Peter gave a fleece jacket to borrow as it was chilly.

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I took off my shoes as we hit the sand but after a few steps, I ran back to get them because my feet were freezing!

Klipsan Beach, Washington

In spite the chilly weather we had fun at the beach and enjoyed the sunset.

Klipsan Beach, Washington

Then, we walked back and relaxed in our room, the Master bedroom. They also have other rooms available for booking.

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The view from our room.

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Not bad huh?

Campbell House Bed & Breakfast, Long Beach

The next morning we were treated to a nice European-style breakfast. It included a selection of cheeses and cured meats, smoked tuna, hard boilEnglish, english muffins, quiche, fresh fruit, yogurt, orange juice, coffee and tea.

Campbell House Bed & Breakfast, Long Beach

Campbell House Bed & Breakfast, Long Beach
A nice selection of teas.

We also enjoyed an extensive chat with the friendly hosts Peter and Jo.

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Saturday Market by the waterfront in Port of Ilwaco

That morning we decided to go check out the Saturday Market by the waterfront in Port of Ilwaco only a few miles from downtown Long Beach.

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Downtown Long Beach, Washington

After enjoying the waterfront, the sunshine and the cool breeze we headed back downtown to walk around and explore a bit.

Downtown Long Beach, Washington

Downtown Long Beach, Washington
A duck and a razor clam.

We were going to have some ice cream at the Scoopers Market but the line was long and opted to try the fudge in the same place instead. It was so good!

And we were going to attend the clam chowder tasting but the line was also too long when we got there, so we headed to the beach.

World’s Longest Beach

Long Beach, Washington

Not sure if the claim is true, but it is pretty long.

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The massive colorful kites were such a sight to see!

Long Beach, Washington kites

The wind was strong and the kites were beautiful soaring in the skies above the beach.Long Beach, Washington kitesLong Beach, Washington kites Long Beach, Washington kites Long Beach, Washington kites Long Beach, Washington kites

We had a nice drive back. Such beautiful scenery.

astoria-megler bridge

Have you ever taken a same-day spontaneous road trip getaway?

16 thoughts on “Long Beach, Washington – Bed & Breakfast, Kites and A Marina

  1. Oregon is an incredible place for exploring the true essences of Mother Nature. Glorious sunsets to indigenous forests. I for one never visited but you better believe it’s on my bucket list.

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    1. So true. I’ve been here in Oregon for about a year and a half and there is so much to see! It keeps mesmerizing me.

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  2. Wow! I loved the pictures of the kites, so pretty! The b&b was also super cute! Looks like you had a great time ❤ Btw, I wanted to ask you which camera do you use?

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    1. It was really fun seeing those kites. We use a Sony NEX-6.

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  3. Wonderful pictures. You had great fun. 🙂

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  4. What a wonderful place! I love your pictures! I want to go to the worlds longest beach as well 🙂 I really enjoyed this post 🙂

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    1. I’m glad to hear you enjoyed it! Thank you.

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  5. What a great blog Mani. Thank you for deciding to stay at our place; your photos do it great justice. I enjoyed hosting you and hope to see you again! (Love the kite shots!)

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  6. A beautiful location but I had the same experience. I left 30 degree heat from Vancouver, and discovered it was too windy and cold to swim; still worth the trip however.

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    1. Oh, yeah we weren’t really expecting warm weather or to even get in the water! 🙂 It wasn’t disappointing.

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  7. What an awesome spontaneous trip! 🙂

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    1. 🙂 My husband is the spontaneous one, I like to plan. But because of my love for travel I also have an adventurous spirit which allows me to adapt to his spontaneity and enjoy all these spontaneous trips!

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  8. All the food table photos were delicious 🙂

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  9. You really lucked out with the weather and the kites! What a gorgeous place. That breakfast looks super tasty!

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