With a long history as a coastal getaway, today the town still offers plenty of wide-open spaces on a picturesque beach that goes on for miles.
Rockaway Beach was a vacation spot before highways were established, bringing families in the 1920s to its expansive, sandy beach via train. Despite hundreds of vacation rental houses and hotel rooms—many with beach access—the coastline is generally uncrowded. Here you can explore distinctive local shops and restaurants, then light a beach bonfire and stargaze on the sand. A steam engine train still ferries curious travelers along a route with views of Tillamook Bay, tide pools, and the ocean — all while preserving a slice of Rockaway Beach history.
Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad
Step back in time and experience a bit of yesteryear. Enjoy the beautiful Oregon Coast line by riding the rail behind a 1910 Heisler Steam Locomotive. This scenic trip chugs along Tillamook Bay and gives passengers views of the ocean....402 American Ave.
Email us (b[dot]devlin[at]oregoncoastscenic[dot]org)
Kayak Tillamook County
Kayak Tillamook County is a kayaking guide service that provides year-round flat-water tours on lakes, bays, rivers and sloughs throughout the North Oregon Coast.Tillamook, OR
Email us (marc[at]KayakTillamook[dot]com)
Manhattan Beach State Recreation Site
You'll find this day-use park just off of Highway 101 north of Rockaway. Picnic tables are nestled into small cul-de-sacs surrounded by shore pine to provide a break from the wind. After a leisurely lunch, kick off your shoes and...Rockaway Beach, OR
International Police Museum
The purpose of the International Police Museum is to collect, preserve, exhibit, and interpret police history and heritage of the Rockaway Beach and Oregon police departments, and national and international police departments. We hope to foster appreciation, understanding, and respect...212 N. Hwy 101
Rockaway Beach, OR
Email us (ipmrockaway[at]aol[dot]com)
Frigate Adventure Travel
Frigate Adventure Travel, owned and operated by professional fishing guides, Kate Taylor and Justin Crump, offers fully guided fishing, wildlife viewing, and accommodations on the Oregon Coast. They specialize in extraordinary hospitality and an intuitive ability to create fulfilling experiences....Rockaway Beach, OR
Email us (justin[at]frigatetravel[dot]com)