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.
When you’re thirsty from playing in all that sand, The Pelican Pub & Brewery serves up local ales with beach themed names like Surfer’s Summer Ale, Tsunami Stout and Seahops Pale Ale. The Pelican Pub & Brewery also offers Beer Cuisine and Brewmaster’s Dinners to go along with that ale.
For more than 100 years, Pacific City has been home to the Dory Fishing Fleet, the only one of its kind in the lower 48 states. The fishermen launch and land their boats from the beach, bringing their ocean catch in to local restaurants. The annual Longboard Classic is an international surfing competition in September that attracts the best surfers from around the world.