Hiking and Eating in Long Beach Washington

Stunning day at the coast

Stunning day at the coast

For our anniversary we decided to head to Astoria, Oregon since we hadn’t been there in a few years. It’s a great little town on the Northern Oregon Coastline with great food options. There was a hotel we went to a few years back, that we loved, and decided to stay again. Once our trip started to get closer, we decided we would like to take one extra day. The hotel was booked, as it was the weekend of 4th of July, so I began broadening our search. By doing that we started our trip in Long Beach, Washington.

We found the Adrift Hotel for a somewhat reasonable price and with very mixed reviews. We decided to lower our standards, expect less, and give it a shot. Good thing we did all that, because we were not as disappointed. Although I wouldn’t say don’t stay here, I would definitely make a few suggestions for you if you do stay here.

  • Ask for a box fan, especially during the summer months. The air does not move, but we had also heard that place was loud. Even though they provided ear plugs (if that isn’t a warning I don’t know what is) we still liked having the fan to drown out the noise. We had NO issues with noise at all.
  • Stay as high up as you can because the floors are not carpeted.
  • We did not stay in the building with the restaurant. I did hear the music can be loud.  Also the restaurant is on the top floor, so you can hear all the chairs moving if you are below the restaurant

It’s a well used beach hotel with great beach access, so the wear and tear shows. Other than that, we enjoyed the funky decor and free bike rentals and free movie rentals. I didn’t take pictures (even though I should have) because there really wasn’t much to look at. Pics online pretty much sum it up.

A few things we ordered from the Pickled Fish

A few things we ordered from the Pickled Fish

We did eat at the Pickled Fish, which is the attached restaurant and it was fabulous. We regretted not getting breakfast there the next morning, but we wanted to try something else.

After we checked out we decided to check out the peninsula before we made our way south to Oregon. There is not a ton to see as most of the road is inland, but I did read about Bailey’s Bakery & Cafe. We found it by 10:30 on a Sunday morning. Thinking we were somewhat early you can imagine our surprise when there was only 1 kind of scone left. Apparently she had made double what she normally makes for the holiday weekend, and still sold out. We grabbed what she had and headed down the road. BEST SCONE EVER!!!  EVER!  Add that place to your list.

North Head Lighthouse

North Head Lighthouse

Before we left Washington we hiked North Head Lighthouse trail and Cape Disappointment. Both trails were fairly easy.  I was still recovering from ankle surgery and managed both of them. Short and easy, with some great rewards.

Cove on the way to Cape Disappointment

Cove on the way to Cape Disappointment

Beautiful Views

Beautiful Views

From there we headed south to Astoria, Oregon.

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