Oregon's Hillside Town on the Beach

Oceanside stays true to its name: the town is built on a steep, amphitheater-like hillside right on the edge of the Pacific. An abundance of strikingly memorable locations are found closeby.

Oceanside has clear ocean views, peaceful cafés, and a beautiful beach. It’s everything you’d expect and more from a place with a name like Oceanside. The famous Three Arch Rocks off the shore are a national wildlife refuge, visible from most places in town. A protected sanctuary for a wide variety of seabirds and other wildlife, the imposing profile of these arched rocks is a stark reminder of the ocean’s power.

At the northernmost end of Oceanside beach is a tunnel through Maxwell Point, a large promontory that extends over the beach. During low tide, the tunnel provides access to Tunnel Beach on the other side. Voyaging further north during minus tides allows for passage around the ocean side of two more rocky points. This route leads to secret coves and secluded beaches. Just be sure to keep an eye on the tide.

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Travel Guides

North Coast Waterfall Hikes

Waterfalls are magical in any season, but visiting in winter is especially invigorating because you get to experience the sights and sounds of these coastal forests in all of Mother Nature’s glory. It may be chilly and wet, and the...
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Travel Guides

Three Capes Scenic Loop

Story and photos by Adam Sawyer. The following is a feature I wrote about the Three Capes Scenic Loop Drive for the 2013 Tillamook Area Visitor’s Guide. You can find out more about Tillamook County by picking up the free...
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Oceanside + Three Arch Rocks National Wildlife Refuge

Oceanside is an idyllic coastal community located along the Three Capes Scenic Loop,* a 25-mile byway off of US Highway 101 between Tillamook and Pacific City.

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Central Coast

Oregon Beach Vacation Rentals

Oregon Beach Vacations is a 100% employee owned business offering vacation rental lodging along the Oregon coast. Operating over 150 miles of coastline, Oregon Beach Vacation Rentals has hundreds of options for visitors to choose from, from studio condos to...

Lincoln City, OR

(503)528-7480
Email us (reservations[at]oregonvacationrentals[dot]com)

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North Coast

Beachcombers NW

Choose from over 600 Oregon Coast vacation rentals, featuring oceanfront, pet friendly, romantic getaways, and large group accommodations. Use Beachcombers NW’s unique regional search categories or search the entire coast to discover your perfect vacation getaway. Whether you’re looking for...

Rockaway Beach
Rockaway Beach, OR

503-622-1282
Email us (info[at]beachcombersnw[dot]com)

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Central Coast

Meredith Lodging

Meredith Lodging offers a large variety of vacation rentals along the Central Oregon Coast.

2015 N.W. 39th St.
Lincoln City, OR

541.996.2955
Email us (office[at]meredithlodging[dot]com)

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North Coast

The Blue Door

Known as “the Jewel of the Oregon coast,” Oceanside, Oregon is a quiet coastal hill town, unspoiled by commerce. It is on the beautiful Three Capes Loop, and offers three miles of beach, rugged volcanic cliffs, and enticing tide-pools.   At...

1740 Portland Ave.
Oceanside, OR

503.224.5557
Email us (thebluedoor1[at]gmail[dot]com)

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North Coast

Vacasa Vacation Rentals – Oceanside

When you book with Vacasa, you’re getting more than a vacation rental. You’re getting professional service you can count on. We’re here for you throughout your entire vacation—from providing 3D tours of every Vacasa property to local staff caring for...

Oceanside, OR

503-305-4521
Email us (info[at]vacasa[dot]com)

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North Coast

Thyme & Tide B and B

Enjoy a relaxing and romantic getaway in beautiful Oceanside, Oregon, nestled between Cape Lookout and Cape Meares. Fall asleep to the sound of the surf, and wake up to a delicious hot and hearty breakfast. 

5015 Grand Ave.
Oceanside, OR

503.842.5527
Email us (info[at]thyme-and-tide[dot]com)

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North Coast

Oceanside Inn

Featuring plenty of space for four guests and two dogs, easy beach access just steps away, and a completely remodeled interior, this Oceanside vacation rental is an ideal place for a tranquil coastal getaway. This property is also pet-friendly, and...

1440 Pacific Ave.
Oceanside, OR

503-842-2961

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