Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Beach Time!

Well friends it's almost beach time! June is here and the weather will start getting better and better at the coast. Soon inlanders will be descending on the cool coastline to beat the heat. Every few years I like to repost a pertinent article and what better article than the one about our very own Drive on Beach? Long Beach is one of the longest drive on beaches in the world and is actually a Washington State Highway with a posted speed limit and State Troopers. It's that time of year so read on.

Originally posted as "Drive on the Beach at Least Once in Your Life " March 2nd, 2014

From the Long Beach City Website
How many states can boast that they have a state hwy that is not just on the beach but IS the beach! Washington is one such state that can make that claim. Driving on Long Beach is not as easy as it seems. Often the entrances have loose sand that cars with low clearance can easily get stuck in. Once you are past the soft sand at the entrance is is pretty easy to drive on the hard packed sand closer to the water. As mentioned above this is an official state highway and that mean troopers will write you a ticket for exceeding the 25 mph speed limit or any reckless driving. They are quite serious about it and the fine are HUGE so drive safe.

Driving on the beach. Circa 2006
There is much to do in Long Beach. Adults and children alike can enjoy this great coastal retreat. The best part about it is the ability to purchase your own home to live in or vacation at for a reasonably price.

You can check out this website info about the Long Beach Peninsula and driving on the beach here.