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South County Destination Management: News

We will post community and public meetings in this section. Please refer back to it frequently.

  • 2021

    January 26, 2021

    How the new county parking fees will be invested

    Tillamook County Parking Fees RevenueThe year 2021 holds many anticipated changes for all of us, both large and small, one of which includes new parking fees for Pacific City. With the imminent changes to how we park and access the county’s outdoor areas, comes the question: why charge for parking? Click here to read the full press release.

    March 12, 2021

    What is Destination Management? It does not mean more visitors

    South County Destination Management: NewsThroughout this planning process, and brought up in many of the working meetings of the Pacific City-Woods Parking Advisory Committee (PAC), the term “destination management” has been used to reference the community work at hand. These words have been used in conjunction and perhaps synonymous with “sustainable tourism.” But what do those terms mean, and how are they related to the many visitors that South County receives, especially in summer. Click here to read the full press release.

    March 27, 2021

    CERT Training: Please Come, Please Circulate

    The South Tillamook County Emergency Volunteer Corps is offering a training class for emergency response volunteers in a series of classes from mid-April to mid-June.

    The attached flyer has many relevant details.

    Everyone is welcome! If there are boaters or estate agents or historians or stitchers or swimmers who you think might be interested, please forward it to them. This is a great way to become involved in the community.

  • 2020

    December 23, 2020

    Beach wheelchairs available to Pacific City locals and visitors

    Manzanita wheelchairs
    Photo courtesy of Manzanita Visitors Center

    Visit Tillamook Coast donated two beach wheelchairs to Pacific City as part of their equity to outdoor access program. The chairs will be available to the public, at no cost, through Kiwanda Hospitality in Pacific City. Click here to read the full press release.

    To reserve a beach wheelchair in Pacific City, email

    October 5, 2020

    Public Comment Period on Beach Access for Vehicles
    October 5 - October 20, 2020
    Thank you to those who partipated!

    See Results of the Online Survey


    Cape Kiwanda is one of the most popular recreational destinations in Tillamook County, if not the entire north Oregon coast. It is home to the world famous Pacific City Dory Fleet. Over the past ten years, Cape Kiwanda has seen a surge in tourism, particularly during the peak summer months. While visitors are an integral element of the local economy, Cape Kiwanda’s transportation facilities, infrastructure and the environment are under increasing pressure. Traffic congestion, beach safety, a lack of adequate parking and restrooms, and garbage are among the issues that degrade the visitor experience and impact the quality of life of local residents. Therefore, Tillamook County has taken several steps toward achieving solutions that benefit both residents and visitors.