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Five Wonderful Washington Winter Wildlife Walks in Long Beach
Wildlife Gone Wild; Even when it's Cold Outside
Washington State may be cold in the winter, but it almost never snows. If you can handle a little rain or wind, you can still see some beautiful things no matter what season it is.
This website will show you five different trails & areas you can visit while you are at the Long Beach Washington Peninsula.
All of the photos were taken by me and I wanted to show the various types of species that you can see while hiking or just driving along.
I hope you enjoy this site and there are some opportunities for you to comment and participate. I hope you do.
Thank you for visiting!
Let's take a Winter Walk Together
You can go barefoot, but it might get a little chilly
Long Beach Washington is a secret that not many know about. It is actually a peninsula that is on the Washington coast and you have to drive across marshland to get there.
There are numerous resorts and it is a quaint location. It isn't too far from Oregon and you can drive across a long bridge to get there. Pardon me, but I had trouble with this because I am afraid of heights!
If you love birds, you will see many of them here. You will also see many other types of wildlife. I have taken numerous photos of those that I found most interesting.
Although there are many bears here, I did not see any during my visit. While walking the Lewis and Clark Trail I did hear some moaning in the bushes and was told be a Ranger that it was probably a young black bear. I didn't venture into the bushes to find out.
Take a walk along the trails with me to find out about Long Beach Washington and the nature that resides there!
How do I get to Long Beach Washington?
Trails on the Washington Peninsula - Where you will find the wildlife!
- Long Beach Boardwalk and Discovery Trail
This trail runs along the entire Western Coast of the Washington Peninsula
- Cape Disappointment State Park Trail
This trail is chock full of wildlife and lighthouses!
- Fort Canby State Park and Trails
An actual fort along the coast. Trails include beautiful scenery and wildlife.
- Leadbetter Point State Park: Dune Forest Loop Trail
Leadbetter Point State Park has numerous trails that wind and intersect for several miles. We took combinations of the various trails.
Have you been to the Long Beach Peninsula in Washington?
Have you ever visited the Peninsula in Washington?
Long Beach Washington - Boardwalk and Beach
Long Beach Washington is actually the main city on the Long Beach Peninsula.
It has miles of beaches and a wonderful boardwalk that goes between two beach entrances.
The Long Beach Boardwalk Discovery Trail also runs along the coast for about 8 miles. Wildlife is abundant along the trail.
Brown Pellicans - Diving and Feeding on Fish
The Long Beach Peninsula (Images of America: Washington) - by Nancy Hobbs and Donella Lucero
Long Beach Washington Coastline
The Long Beach Washington Coastline is runs the length of the entire Long Beach Peninsula.
You can also drive or walk to the entire coastline beach through various access points.
At the South is Cape Disappointment with its two lighthouses and to the North is the Leadbetter Point State Park.
Caterpillar for Virginia Tiger Moth
Common Garter Snake
Bears on the Long Beach Peninsula - Are they humanely treated?
Bears are occasionally euthanized on the Long Beach Peninsula because they get too used to being around people. What do you think of this practice?
Rock Jetty on the Long Beach Washington Coast near the Oregon Border
Near the Southern end of the Long Beach Peninsula, there is a Rock Jetty that is accessible to the public.
It sticks out of the public beach and goes for about a mile. The beach in this area is a natural habitat and you can see various species of wildlife.
Explorer's Guide Washington (Second Edition) (Explorer's Complete) - by Denise Fainberg
The Lewis and Clark Trail
In the Cape Disappointment State Park, you can walk along the actual trail that was traversed by Lewis and Clark in their 19th Century journey to the West Coast.
There is a large hill and at the top, is the end of the trail where Lewis and Clark actually overlooked the Pacific Ocean.
Overlook at the end of the Lewis and Clark Trail - This is their View when they Reached the Pacific Ocean
Female Ruddy Duck
Leadbetter Point State Park, Washington
Leadbetter Point State Park is at the Northern end of the Long Beach Peninsula.
You park your car and then can take numerous trails that can be several miles. You can see the Gulf side of the peninsula and if you walk several miles, you can see the Pacific Ocean side of the peninsula.