Barview Jetty is located on the north shore of Tillamook Bay, two miles north of Garbaldi on Highway 101. The Jetty is comprised of 37,000 tons of stone to resist the fierce force of ocean waves. August is an entire month of prime time fishing for the region. Noted explorer Robert Gray, who first set foot on the shores of Tillamook Bay in August 1788, would be quite impressed and glad, too, that a jetty was built to protect the shoreline of the Tillamook spit. It’s a great day for fishing off the jetty; extending 5,213 feet into the...
Looking for some good old-fashioned family fun while vacationing on the north Oregon coast? On Tillamook Bay rests the quaint town of Bay City, which is sure to embrace the kid in you. Rent tiny home at Sheltered Nook or a yurt at Yurt on the Bay, or camp at Kilchis River County Park. Learn about area history while hiking the Kilchis Point Interpretive Trails.
This village was named for the North American beaver that once dominated the creeks, mountains and buttes around the area, and can still be found building dams and homes in local waters. Visitors come to explore the area's abundant natural beauty, to enjoy the Nestucca River, and to develop a sense of peace - sort of an "eco high." Located 12 miles south of the town of Tillamook, Beaver is a great place to hike, kayak, fish, or just relax with a nice picnic lunch.
Platted in 1910, Brighton, Oregon is located about four miles southwest of Wheeler and sits next to Nehalem Bay directly across from Nehalem Bay State Park. This city offers great vacation house rentals and home rental-by-owner deals for the knowledgeable traveler. No matter your budget or the comfort level you seek in your vacation plans, you’re bound to find it in Brighton. Everything from cabins, condos, bed & breakfasts, to luxury suites: you are sure to find a place that’s right for you.
The astonishingly breathtaking Cape Meares is home to one of the very last stands of native Oregon old growth coastal forest. Comprised of stunning vertical sea cliffs and rolling headlands of native Sitka spruce and hemlock, it is home to the Big Spruce (Oregon's largest Sitka). Birds of all kinds flock to the vanishing habitat encapsulated within Cape Meares' lush, yet rugged, environment.
Founded in 1884 by pioneer settlers, this dairy farming village originally included a store, hotel, bank, and cheese factory. The quaint town today is very reminiscent of its original land claim, and is now home to eclectic shopping, including a rural farm store. Every summer, the town holds a Clover Days celebration, with a parade led by a local cow. If you get hungry, stop in at The Dory restaurant in the center of town.
Garibaldi, Oregon is a mythically picturesque port town nestled at the north end of Tillamook Bay. The view here is more of a feeling. A sense of calm and peace washes away the workaday world as you look out upon the harbor and its unmarred beauty, which seem to have escaped the flow of time.
Using old Native American paths, settlers in Tillamook County constructed a trail over the Coast Range. Mt. Hebo, with an elevation of 3,230 feet, is the heart of the Siuslaw National Forest. An eight-mile section of the original pioneer trail remains and is great for both hiking and horseback riding.
Snuggled within a landscape of spruce and pines on the north coast is a pretty little oceanside city boasting a stretch of seven miles of pristine white sandy beachfront. Can't find a parking spot at one of the larger hustling, bustling, crowded and bigger beach towns on the Oregon coast? We've saved you a spot.
Nehalem Bay is as unique as the Salish Indian tribe it was named after. Nehalem means "where the people live." People have been fishing and crabbing here since the Salish Indians first set foot on the land. There are floating houses for rent here, where you can dock your boat for that very purpose. Boat rentals are also available, as well as guided tours, including stand-up paddleboarding.
Neskowin is a charming coastal village with a friendly neighborhood feel and magnificent natural setting. The beautiful beach is over 3 miles long, stretching north from the mouth of the Nestucca River to its southern tip, with dramatic Cascade Head rising to 1200 feet. Hiking access to Cascade Head trail is from the Forest Service road. The Nature Conservancy Trailhead is nearby and open July through January 1. Another trailhead at the Salmon River near Savage Road is open year-round. From any of these vantage points, you'll enjoy incredible views from the headland over the ocean and the Salmon...
Along the Three Capes Scenic Route, with its lush coastal rainforest and breathtaking views, is the bayfront community of Netarts. Home to spectacular headlands and a pristine beachfront, visitors come to Netarts for its unmarred beauty and the invigorating outdoor activities it offers: crabbing, fishing, clamming, and even scuba diving. Didn't get your crab today? Pick a live one from the tank at the historic general store.
Oceanside is built upon a steep hillside that overlooks the beachfront and offers stunning views of the Pacific Ocean. As you walk along the beach, you will discover a tunnel through one of the vertical sea cliffs leading to yet another beautiful beach to explore. The village restaurant, Roseanna's Café, provides spectacular views from its windows and offers beachcombers a full sit-down restaurant dining experience.
Pacific City, Oregon is home to breathtaking views of Haystack Rock from the wide beach at Cape Kiwanda. Explore tide pools, go hiking and bird watching in nearby Bob Straub State Park, or ride horses on the beach with Green Acres Beach and Trail Rides. Local enthusiasts have long enjoyed nearby Sand Lake Recreation Area, where you can enjoy driving an all-terrain vehicle. The village is filled with numerous eclectic shops featuring many local artisans. When you're done shopping, pick up a treat or two at the Grateful Bread Bakery.
With seven miles of sandy beach, and more than 100 vacation rental houses and 200 hotel rooms to choose from, there is no lack of things to do and places to stay in family friendly Rockaway Beach. The beachfront here is what coastal dreams are made of. Enjoy beachcombing, metal detecting, kite flying (there is an annual kite festival in May), or a peaceful sunset walk. Or take a ride on the historic Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad for sites tucked away from the highway.
A few miles North of Pacific City and Cape Kiwanda is Sandlake, Oregon. It is surrounded by a forest of coastal mixed conifer and set pleasantly alongside the Pacific Ocean. Don't let this quaint little town fool you, though: it is filled with the excitement of roaring dune buggies and all other manner of all-terrain vehicles.
The village of Tierra Del Mar is located on the Oregon coastline about 25 miles south of Tillamook and 20 miles north of Lincoln City. Coming from the north? Head down the Three Capes Scenic Route through a winding stretch of thick forest canopies and a variety of homesteads and ranches, with glimpses of the bay through the trees. As the road begins to straighten out and the trees begin to disappear, you are presented a captivating view of the Pacific Ocean and Tierra Del Mar.
Just 90 minutes from Portland, Tillamook is home to attractions found nowhere else. Take a tour of the famous Tillamook Cheese Factory for tastes of locally made cheese and ice cream. Be sure to try their "squeaky cheese." Visit the Tillamook Air Museum, housed in Hangar B, the largest wood structure in North America, built for blimps during World War II. Take a blast into the past at the Tillamook County Pioneer Museum, right in the center of town. Just up Highway 6, east of town, is the wonderful Tillamook Forest Center, with trails, exhibits and a lookout tower...
Welcome to the little town with the million dollar view. This picturesque little fishing village, situated on the beautiful Nehalem Bay, lends itself to rest and relaxation. The calming views overlooking the bay and its surrounding hills can best be described as surreal. Those hills also create a "mini-climate," bathing the town in sunshine even when the rest of the coast is covered in fog and mist. Native Indians called it "Pukalni, meaning "hole in the sky."