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Longbranch is a small community located in Pierce County on the Key Peninsula in northwest Washington. It's situated along Filucy Bay between Pitt Passage and Balch Passage. The community of Longbranch is primarily residential, but includes a marina, community center and a church. The Key Peninsula is a "finger" of land in the Puget Sound. Called "The KP," or "The Key" by locals, it's about 16 miles long and extends south from the Kitsap Peninsula. Longbranch is just a short drive to two state parks on the Peninsula: Penrose Point State Park and Joemma Beach State Park. Penrose Point State Park is a 152-acre marine and camping park with over two miles of saltwater frontage on Mayo Cove and Carr Inlet. Wildlife, birds and forested terrain make this a beautiful park to visit. A self-guided interpretive trail called A Touch of Nature is located in the day-use area, and extends for 1/5 mile. The park also has two picnic shelters and 60 unsheltered picnic tables. Joemma Beach State Park is a 122-acre marine camping park with 3,000 feet of saltwater frontage on southeast Kitsap Peninsula. It's an excellent park for fishing, boating and crabbing and provides a boat launch and water trail campsites.

Surrounding areas: Bay Lake, Washington (2.5 mi), Anderson Island, Washington (4.2 mi), Key Peninsula, Washington (5.8 mi), Harstine Island, Washington (6.3 mi), Steilacoom, Washington (7.7 mi), University Place, Washington (9.9 mi), Allyn, Washington (11.8 mi)

Longbranch Vacation Rentals

Longbranch Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Guesthouse Int'l Inn & Suites Dupont1609 Mcneil StDupont, WA9.7 mi.(253) 912-8900
Oakwood World Wide/carriage House8601 27TH St WUniversity Place, WA9.7 mi.(800) 557-5506
Liberty Inn1400 Wilmington DrDupont, WA10.0 mi.(253) 912-8777
King Oscar Motel8200 Quinault Drive NEOlympia, WA10.2 mi.(360) 438-3333
Cliffside Apts2413 Cliffside Ln NWGig Harbor, WA10.6 mi.(800) 557-5506
Inn At Gig Harbor3211 56TH St NWGig Harbor, WA10.7 mi.(253) 858-1111
Best Western Wesley Inn6575 Kimball DrGig Harbor, WA10.9 mi.(253) 858-9690
Lakewood Motor Inn6125 Motor Ave SWTacoma, WA11.4 mi.(253) 584-2212
Quality Inn & Suties120 College St SELacey, WA11.6 mi.(360) 493-1991
Super 8 Motel112 College St SeLacey, WA11.6 mi.(360) 459-8888
Ameritel Inn - Olympia4520 Martin Way EOlympia, WA11.6 mi.(800) 600-6001
Maritime Inn3212 Harborview DrGig Harbor, WA11.7 mi.(253) 858-1818
Candlewood Suites4440 3rd Ave SELacey, WA11.7 mi.(360) 491-1698
Holiday Inn Express Lacey Wa4460 3rd Ave SELacey, WA11.7 mi.(253) 861-9621
Comfort Inn4700 Park Ctr Ave NELacey, WA12.5 mi.(360) 456-6300
Holiday Inn Express4704 Park CTR Ave NeLacey, WA12.5 mi.(360) 412-1200
Harbinger Inn1136 E Bay DrOlympia, WA12.5 mi.(360) 754-0389
Howard Johnson Express Inn4215 Sharondale St SWLakewood, WA12.8 mi.(877) 391-1528
Econo Lodge9325 S Tacoma WayTacoma, WA13.0 mi.(253) 582-7550
Ramada Inn-Tacoma-Lakewood9920 S Tacoma WayLakewood, WA13.1 mi.(253) 588-5241
Quality Inn Olympia1211 Quince St SEOlympia, WA13.4 mi.(360) 943-4710
Ramada Inn Governor House621 S Capitol WayOlympia, WA13.4 mi.(360) 352-7700
Extended Stay America2120 S 48TH StTacoma, WA13.4 mi.(253) 475-6565
Clarion Hotel900 Capital Way SOlympia, WA13.6 mi.(360) 352-7200
Phoenix Inn Suites415 Capital Way NOlympia, WA13.6 mi.(360) 570-0555
Westwynd Motel & Apartments6703 144TH St NWGig Harbor, WA13.8 mi.(253) 857-4047
Days Inn6802 Tacoma Mall BlvdTacoma, WA13.8 mi.(253) 475-5900
Best Western Tacoma Inn Copperfields8726 S Hosmer StTacoma, WA13.9 mi.(253) 535-2880
Best Western Tacoma Inn8726 South HosmerTacoma, WA13.9 mi.(800) 305-2880
Comfort Inn Tacoma8620 S Hosmer StTacoma, WA13.9 mi.(253) 538-7998
Crossland8801 S Hosmer StTacoma, WA13.9 mi.(253) 538-9448
Econo Lodge8702 S HosmerTacoma, WA13.9 mi.(253) 535-3100
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites8601 S Hosmer StTacoma, WA13.9 mi.(253) 539-2020
King Oscar Motel & Convention Center8820 S HosmerTacoma, WA13.9 mi.(253) 539-1153
Red Lion Hotel Tacoma8402 S Hosmer StTacoma, WA13.9 mi.(866) 548-3434
Shilo Inn7414 S Hosmer StTacoma, WA13.9 mi.(253) 475-4020
Oakwood Worldwide/olympic Heights300 Kenyon St NWOlympia, WA14.0 mi.(800) 557-5506
Motel 61811 S 76TH StTacoma, WA14.0 mi.(253) 473-7100
Silver Cloud Inn Tacoma2317 N Ruston WayTacoma, WA14.3 mi.(866) 820-8448
Red Lion Hotel Olympia23 Evergreen Park Dr SWOlympia, WA14.8 mi.(360) 943-4000

Longbranch Weather & Climate

Northwest Washington , near the Puget Sound and San Juan Islands, has a fairly temperate climate. The temperature of the salt water surrounding the islands doesnft vary greatly throughout the seasons, so it helps cool the air surrounding the islands. Northwest Washington experiences frequent cloud cover, fog and drizzle. Misty morning will be followed by partial clearing and occasional showers. An umbrella always comes in handy. Evenings are usually warm with a light ocean breeze. Temperatures range from low 30s in winter to mid 80s in summer. Coastal conditions are generally much more harsh than those in the Puget Sound. @

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 44°F 34°F 7.66 in. -
February 48°F 35°F 6.84 in. -
March 53°F 37°F 5.91 in. -
April 58°F 40°F 3.61 in. -
May 64°F 45°F 2.31 in. -
June 69°F 49°F 1.79 in. -
July 74°F 53°F 0.93 in. -
August 75°F 54°F 1.06 in. -
September 70°F 49°F 1.94 in. -
October 59°F 44°F 4.43 in. -
November 49°F 38°F 8.29 in. -
December 45°F 35°F 8.52 in. -

Longbranch Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Tacoma Narrows airport (TIW) located about 9 miles east of Longbranch in Tacoma, Washington, the Olympia airport (OLM) located approximately 17 miles southwest of Longbranch in Olympia, Washington, Sanderson Field (SHN) located roughly 18 miles west of Longbranch in Shelton, Washington, the Bremerton National airport (PWT) located around 19 miles north of Longbranch in Bremerton, Washington, the Seattle Tacoma International airport (SEA) located about 26 miles northeast of Longbranch in Seattle, Washington, and finally Boeing Field King County International airport (BFI) located approximately 30 miles northeast of Longbranch in Seattle, Washington.

Longbranch Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Puyallup FairPuyallupWA21.8 mi.
Wild Waves and Enchanted VillageFederal WayWA22.3 mi.
Fun Forest Amusement ParkSeattleWA33.9 mi.
Remlinger FarmsCarnationWA49.7 mi.
Water Parks
Wild Waves Water ParkFederal WayWA22.3 mi.
Golf Courses
Fort Steilacoom Golf CourseTacomaWA9.0 mi.
Meadow Park Golf CourseTacomaWA11.4 mi.
Madrona Links Golf CourseGig HarborWA11.6 mi.
Highland Golf CourseCosmopolisWA11.7 mi.
Lake Land Village Golf CourseAllynWA12.2 mi.
Links At Hawks PrairieLaceyWA12.8 mi.
Capitol City Golf ClubOlympiaWA13.9 mi.
Delphi Golf ClubOlympiaWA13.9 mi.
Scott Lake Golf CourseOlympiaWA13.9 mi.
Allenmore Public Golf CourseTacomaWA15.1 mi.
Highlands Golf CourseTacomaWA15.1 mi.
Lake Spanaway Golf CourseTacomaWA15.1 mi.
North Shore Golf ClubTacomaWA15.1 mi.
Pacific Lutheran University Golf CourseTacomaWA15.1 mi.
Bayshore Golf ClubSheltonWA15.7 mi.
Lake Limerick Country ClubSheltonWA15.7 mi.
Airport Golf CenterTumwaterWA16.0 mi.
Tumwater Valley Golf ClubTumwaterWA16.0 mi.
Classic Golf ClubSpanawayWA17.1 mi.
Brookdale Golf ClubTacomaWA17.3 mi.
Alderbrook Golf ClubUnionWA18.4 mi.
Nisqually Valley Golf CourseYelmWA20.0 mi.
Lake Cushman Golf CourseHoodsportWA21.9 mi.
Lipoma Firs Golf CoursePuyallupWA21.9 mi.
Christys Golf Range & Par 3Federal WayWA22.3 mi.
Grows Vineyard Greens Closed For RenovationPort OrchardWA23.6 mi.
Horseshoe Lake Golf CoursePort OrchardWA23.6 mi.
Ladley Links Golf CoursePort OrchardWA23.6 mi.
McCormick Woods Golf CoursePort OrchardWA23.6 mi.
Sumner Meadows Golf LinksSumnerWA24.7 mi.
Ski Areas
Mission RidgeWenatcheeWA115.6 mi.
Cooper SpurPortlandOR116.5 mi.
Mount Hood MeadowsPortlandOR116.5 mi.
State Parks
Penrose Point State ParkWA2.9 mi. 
Tolmie Underwater State ParkWA6.2 mi. 
Squaxin Island State ParkWA6.9 mi. 
Squaxin Island State ParkWA6.9 mi. 
Tolmie State ParkWA6.9 mi. 
Jarrell Cove State ParkWA7.6 mi. 
Kopachuck State ParkWA8.0 mi. 
Stretch Point State ParkWA8.1 mi. 
Cutts Island State ParkWA8.4 mi. 
Rigney State ParkWA13.1 mi. 
Twanoh State ParkWA15.0 mi. 
Belfair State ParkWA15.5 mi. 
Dash Point State ParkWA18.1 mi. 
Potlatch State ParkWA21.2 mi. 
Millersylvania State ParkWA21.8 mi. 
Saltwater State ParkWA23.2 mi. 
Hoodsport Trail State ParkWA24.6 mi. 
Manchester State ParkWA26.7 mi. 
Illahee State ParkWA27.4 mi. 
Fort Ward State ParkWA27.9 mi. 
Nordic Heritage MuseumSeattleWA33.9 mi.(History)
Washington State Museum of History and IndustrySeattleWA33.9 mi.(History)
Burke Museum of Natural History and CultureSeattleWA33.9 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
University of Washington Fish CollectionSeattleWA33.9 mi.(Science)
Museum of FlightSeattleWA33.9 mi.(Technology)
International Shoah Art MuseumSeattleWA33.9 mi.(Art)
Children's MuseumSeattleWA33.9 mi.(Children's)
Rosalie Whyel Museum of Doll ArtBellevueWA38.0 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Snohomish County Museum and Historical AssociationEverettWA59.1 mi.(History)
Zoos and Aquariums
Point Defiance Zoo and AquariumTacomaWA15.0 mi.
Northwest Trek Wildlife ParkEatonvilleWA33.0 mi.
The Seattle AquariumSeattleWA33.9 mi.
Woodland Park Zoological GardensSeattleWA33.9 mi.
Oregon ZooPortlandOR116.5 mi.

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