Experience the delights of riding your horse at Long Beach, Washington, the world’s longest beach! It’s 28 miles of fun, with dazzling white sand stretching as far as you can see in either direction.
No matter where you stay in Long Beach, you can reach the beach by riding your horse through the dunes.
The entire beach is open to horses, except the 1-mile stretch next to downtown. This congested area is off-limits from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
You won’t find a horse camp at Long Beach, but there are plenty of places to stay. You can camp in your RV and get a stall for your horse at the Peninsula Saddle Club or the Red Barn Arena.
Or you can rent a vacation house with horse facilities like Natura House, Sea Horse Acres, or Lake Lodge Bed and Barn.
Day riders can enjoy the beach by parking at the Seaview Beach Approach, the end of Sid Bolstad Avenue, or Loomis Lake State Park.
The riding at Long Beach is fabulous, so make plans to go!
Getting There: From I-5 in Longview, take Exit 39 (Longview/Kelso) and follow Hwy. 4 west for 61 miles. Turn left on Hwy. 101 and continue 15.5 miles, then turn right on Pacific Avenue in Long Beach.
Season: Year round
More Information: The riding at Long Beach is covered in more detail in Riding Southwest Washington Horse Trails, by Kim McCarrel, (Ponderosa Press, 2016). www.nwhorsetrails.com