Long Beach Spot Guide

About Long Beach

Ability Level

All Abilities

Beg Int Adv

Beginner-Advanced

Local Vibe

Welcoming

Welcoming Intimidating

Very laid-back, if you even see any other surfers.

Crowd Factor

Mellow

Mellow Heavy

None.

Spot Rating

Poor

Poor Perfect

Kinda fun.

Shoulder Burn

Medium

Light Exhausting

Moderate.

Water Quality

Clean

Clean Dirty

Clean.

Additional Information

Hazards

None.

Access

For Greater Long Beach Peninsula, exit U.S. Highway 101 onto state Highway 103, which becomes Pacific Way through Long Beach. For Columbia River North Jetty, take the Highway 100 Loop out of Ilwaco and cruise until the Highway 100 Spur junction, which you'll veer onto, following the brown signs out to the North Jetty. It's about a mile from the entrance kiosk, and there's no fee for day use.

Bring Your

Shortboard, funboard, longboard, fish

Seabed

Sand

Best Season

June-August

Swell Consistency and Wind Overview

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