We are 15 minutes from Ilwaco at the mouth of the Columbia River.  Ilwaco bills itself as the salmon fishing capital of the world.  There are public boat launches in Ilwaco and Chinook which provide access to the Columbia River and the Pacific Ocean.  Fishing is for salmon, sturgeon, tuna and bottom fish.  Sport crabbing is allowed here as well as in Willapa Bay.

Local Attractions:

  • Cape Disappointment and Lighthouses
  • Long Beach
  • Surfside Golf
  • Peninsula Golf
  • Kite Museum
  • Heritage Museum
  • Ilwaco Columbia River
  • Maritime Museum
  • Cranberry Museum
  • Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center
  • Leadbetter State Wildlife Preserve
  • Historic Osterville
  • Longest Beach
  • Historic Astoria
  • Columbia River
  • Pacific Ocean



  • Clamming
  • Fishing
  • Play Golf
  • Play in the Surf
  • Wade in the tide pools
  • Kite flying
  • Bon fires on the beach
  • Sun bath on the beach
  • Biking on trails
  • Horse back riding
  • Go cart tracks

Dining Out:

  • Adelaide’s /Full Circle – Ocean Park
  • Shelburne Inn – Seaview
  • The Depot – Seaview
  • Lost Roo – Long Beach
  • 42nd Street Café – Seaview
  • Bailey’s Bakery and Café – Nahcotta


  • Jack’s Country Store
  • Ilwaco fishing docks
  • Antique Mall
  • Okie’s Thriftway
  • Ilwaco fishing dock shops