7.2 out of 10

Long Beach

46.3556237047183 -124.052837235992
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Cost of Living
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Peace & Quiet
Not great for
  • Nightlife
  • Public Transport
Who lives here?
  • Retirees
  • Tourists


4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
Jan 15, 2016

"A beautiful beach spot for tourists and retirees"

Long Beach is located about 2 hours Southwest from Olympia. I've been visiting the area for my entire life (I'm 33) since our family has had a beach cabin in Ocean Park (10 mins up the peninsula) since the 1920's.

It's a heavy retirement community, and many families from Western Washington have 2nd or 3rd homes in the area to spent the occasional weekend on the peninsula. There are miles and miles of beach you can drive on. The water certainly isn't warm, but it's hard to wander down to the beach without seeing people wandering knee or waist deep in the waves. There are swift currents, so people are generally discouraged from swimming.

The kite festival in August is a busy time of year, as is the annual Rod Run (classic car show) the weekend after Labor Day.
  • No Traffic
  • Outdoor activities
  • Scenary
  • Nightlife
Recommended for
  • Retirees
  • Tourists

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