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.
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!
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.
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!
In spite the chilly weather we had fun at the beach and enjoyed the sunset.
Then, we walked back and relaxed in our room, the Master bedroom. They also have other rooms available for booking.
Not bad huh?
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.
We also enjoyed an extensive chat with the friendly hosts Peter and Jo.
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.
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.
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
Not sure if the claim is true, but it is pretty long.
The massive colorful kites were such a sight to see!
The wind was strong and the kites were beautiful soaring in the skies above the beach.
We had a nice drive back. Such beautiful scenery.
Have you ever taken a same-day spontaneous road trip getaway?