I spend a lot of time writing about beachfront homes and close to the beach properties on the Long Beach Peninsula. Let's face it, the beach has a certain appeal for many. But the Long Beach Peninsula is in fact a... wait for it... Peninsula! The dictionary says this: "a piece of land almost surrounded by water or projecting out into a body of water". So the Long Beach Peninsula does not stick out into the ocean. It runs parallel to the sea and the Willapa Bay is on the east side. The good news is that there is loads of views and waterfront along the "bay side" of the peninsula. And since the LBP is so narrow, measuring just about 1.5-2 miles wide, it is always close to the beach, even from the bay side.
Look at this charming little ranch house on the bay side. This home is adorable and it is one block to the bay front. Head west less than two miles and you are splashing in the waves of the mighty Pacific Ocean. This fantastic little house with two beds and a pair of baths features 1188 square feet of living area. It is listed by Light House Realty for the mere price of just $229,900. The same house in this condition in a hackneyed neighborhood in Vancouver USA would set one back some $300k. Yet this house is a mile or so to the beaches and a 45 second stroll to the shores of the Willapa Bay.
So the bay can be a lovely sight as well and prices along the east side of the peninsula seem to be a little better than those on the left side. But the Long Beach Peninsula remains a coastal wonderland at a great value whichever side you choose.