Travel Archive: Longbeach, WA

This is our vacation from last President’s weekend. I found our travel inspiration to Long Beach after reading about some unusual landmarks in the book, Weird Washington.

We visited Marsh’s Free Museum (409 Pacific Ave. S) and saw Jake the alligator man along with other oddities.

Jake the Alligator ManWe walked across the street from Marsh’s Free Museum to get a photo in front of the world’s largest frying pan. Not sure if it is actually the largest in the world but it was pretty big.

World's Largest Frying Pan

We drove down Pacific Avenue to get some pictures of an ugly mermaid statue, another Weird Washington recommendation.

Ugly Mermaid

STAY: Akari Bungalows (, these cute cabins are close to the beach with a fireplace and small kitchen

EAT: We ate yummy pastries in the morning at Cottage Bakery & Delicatessen (118 Pacific Ave S)

FAVORITES: Finding the attractions listed in Weird Washington



Herron Island

Bryan and I spent the MLK Jr. weekend in a furnished house we rented on Herron Island. We took a private ferry to the island. Rented house on Herron IslandThere are no grocery stores or restaurants on the island so we came well prepared with plenty of food for the three-day weekend.

The deer on the island have no natural predators so they are friendly. We paid $5 for 5-gallons of deer food. Best use of $5. It was amazing to have the deer eat out of our hands.

Travel Recap: Herron Island 

STAY: Twin Wolves Retreat furnished house (

EAT: NA – no restaurants on the island

FAVORITES: feeding deer by hand

IMPORTANT NOTES: must access via private ferry with a guest pass from an island resident