Rockaway Beach, Oregon
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.
Explore numerous intertidal pools where you may see colored starfish varying from lavender to gold. Nearby, Kelly’s Brighton Marina offers crabbing and fishing galore. Strolling through town is just as fun, with oodles of shops featuring traditional beach fare, ice cream, antiques and prized mementos.
Don’t miss the annual July 4th celebration in Rockaway Beach. Fun, food and fireworks over the water make for a memorable Independence Day ritual.
Fresh seafood and home to the Pronto Pup
Old Oregon Smokehouse serves up some of the best clam chowder on the north coast, and their crab cakes are to die for! Rockaway Beach is also where the Pronto Pup was born – just look for the giant Pronto Pup for the famous hot dog on a stick. The Offshore Grill features fresh, local fish and produce, and the Sand Dollar offers oceanfront dining.