Considering that the population of the southwestern Washington coast isn't extremely dense, the bus service in this area is not too bad considering the budget limitations and limited demand.
Route 20 connects Ilwaco to Oysterville, Mondays through Fridays - so dont' plan on using this service to get around on the Weekends! Also, due to traffic congestion in this small town, the bus will not stop between 8th South to 2nd North in downtown Long Beach.
The bus fare for anywhere along route 20 is $0.35, or a day pass on the entire bus system (all several routes of it) is $1.50.
Several times each weekday, the bus service to Ilwaco connects with bus route 24 into Astoria. From there, it is possible to get a daily bus that connects Astoria to Portland. Connections to Gray's Harbor Transit to Aberdeen and on to Centralia and Olympia are also possible.
It isn't much, but you at least have an option to get around town without a car if you come on weekdays.
Many of the buses are equipped with bike racks, but no mention of an across the fleet bike rack ability is made on the transit system web site.
Due to the huge number of people (some 100,000) that come to the kite festival, parking and transportation can be challenging at best.
Free transport is usually available within the downtown and kite festival areas. This service uses either a bus with a "trolley"-like body on it, or with a horse drawn wagon.
The routes are described inside the Kite Festival program and guide, and may be subject to change from year to year based on what is going on.
The horse drawn wagons are usually provided by "Back Country Outfitters", which also provides horses for riding on the beach.
See the annual Kite Festival web site or Program Guide to check the state of transportation inside the city of Long Beach during that particular kite festival for that particular year, as conditions may change from year to year.
not so much about getting to or from but enjoying an engineering marvel close by....this bridge takes you from long beach to astoria and of course the reverse.....5 miles long....sometimes in the fog or rain you cannot see the end of the bridge...twilight zone time!!!!!