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....306 American Avenue
Email us (info[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 International Police Museum is the home of an extensive collection of vintage and modern national and international police uniforms and equipment. The purpose of the International Police Museum is to collect, preserve, exhibit, and interpret police history and heritage...320 S US-101
Rockaway Beach, OR
Email us (info[at]internationalpolicemuseum[dot]org)