Where the Mountains Meet the Sea

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.

Featured Spots

North Coast

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

(503) 866-4808
Email us (marc[at]KayakTillamook[dot]com)

North Coast

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.
Garibaldi, OR

(503) 842-7972
Email us (b[dot]devlin[at]oregoncoastscenic[dot]org)

North Coast

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

(541) 743-1255
Email us (justin[at]frigatetravel[dot]com)

North Coast

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

503-368-5943

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Travel Guides

Top Cool Treats on the Coast

Whether you’ve been on the road all day, on the water, on the sand or in the forest, we all need to cool down and quench our thirst in the summer heat. Where to go for refreshment? We’ve done the...
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Travel Guides

How to Catch Your Dinner on the Coast

Catching your own fresh seafood on the Oregon Coast is a rite of passage anytime of year, but in the warmer months it’s a bit more accessible — with crabbing, clamming and fishing opportunities for all experience levels at your...
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Travel Guides

Explore These Hidden Coastal Trails

Most of us hit the trail on the Coast for the exercise, as well as the stunning scenery and fresh ocean air. Many are also in search of solace — a quieter retreat from the hustle and bustle of life,...
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Travel Guides

Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad

Founded in 2003, the Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad is a section of the old Port of Tillamook Bay railroad line that extends the Tillamook Air Museum through Garibaldi, Rockaway Beach, and Wheeler. Offering regular excursions between Garibaldi and Rockaway Beach, sunset trails, and special excursions during the fall and the holidays, the scenic railway showcases the rugged Oregon coastline, a historic railway, and beautiful ocean views in a family-friendly atmosphere among Oregon’s quaint coast towns.

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Travel Guides

Destination Rockaway Beach: Mini Golf, Pronto Pup, Cedars, Chowder and More

As you stroll along Rockaway Beach’s laid-back main street — amidst the ice cream shop, candy shop, pizza shop and vintage treasure shops — don’t be startled when you stumble onto what looks like a circus. The bubble machine, sandbox,...
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High Flying Fun

Look up on a windy day at the beach and you’ll see bright, colorful shapes diving and swooping above the sand. Kite flying on the Oregon Coast is an activity that’s easy for little kids and fun for adults too....
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Featured Dining

North Coast

Woodys BBQ

Eat outside or take to go. Smoothies etc.

6th SE Ave & 101 S
Rockaway Beach, OR

503-793-4904

North Coast

Grumpy’s Cafe

Grumpy’s Cafe is a family run restaurant that offers a family atmosphere with home-cooked food and great prices!

202 Hwy 101
Rockaway Beach, OR

503-355-2585

North Coast

Jetty Fishery

Ask anyone that has spent much time at Jetty Fishery, and they will tell you that it is much much more than a business, some coastal property, a family of owners, and an extended family of staff, friends and customers....

27550 Hwy 101 N.
Rockaway Beach, OR

(503) 368-5746
Email us (info[at]jettyfishery[dot]com)

North Coast

Rick’s Road House

You’re drivin down 101. You get to a small town. You stop for a cocktail at this cool looking pub. You get inside, the music is rockin, the people are talkin and the memories begin !!! You’re at the Roadhouse...

184 Hwy 101 South
Rockaway Beach, OR

(503) 355-2052

North Coast

Sand Dollar Restaurant & Lounge

Welcome to our new and original Sand Dollar Restaurant & Lounge! We value our community and it's resources and make it our priority to buy local.

210 N First St.
Rockaway Beach, OR

503-355-2200
Email us (info[at]sanddollarrestaurant[dot]com)

North Coast

Beach Bakeshop

We are proud to offer fresh baked pastries every day. Home made soup, sandwiches, boxed lunches, desserts and other goodies are what we do. Stop by the shop, and see for yourself.

108 Hwy 101 S
Rockaway Beach, OR

(971)306-1245
Email us (beachbakeshop[at]email[dot]com)

North Coast

The Picnic Basket

Take time to browse around and savor the products we offer. Carrying only the highest quality goods, the Basket stands paramount in Rockaway. Whether you’re looking for ice cream, handcrafted fudge, local taffy, or fresh to order funnel cakes, we...

102 N. Highway 101
Rockaway Beach, OR

503 355-8500
Email us (info[at]picnicbasketnw[dot]com)

North Coast

Dos Rocas Mexican Restaurant

Dos Rocas Mexican Restaurant serves authentic Mexican food, fish tacos, chile rellenos, seafood burritos, sizzling fajitas, fresh made tortillas, Mexican beer on tap, full bar and the best tortilla soup ever.

164 Hwy 101
Rockaway Beach, OR

503-355-2073

North Coast

Old Oregon Smoke House

Old Oregon Smoke House is a casual joint serving local seafood. 

120 Hwy 101
Rockaway Beach, OR

(503) 355-2817

North Coast

The Beach Bite Restaurant and Lounge

Fine dining on the Oregon Coast. We specialize in pasta, steak & seafood, fresh salads & soups. Everything is made to order including our gourmet 1/3 pound burgers.

162 Hwy 101 S.
Rockaway Beach, OR

503-355-2073

North Coast

Upper Crust Pizza

Pizzaria, Event Hosting, Custom Gourmet Pizzas, Hand Built Salads, Wine List.

342 Hwy 101 N
Rockaway Beach, OR

503-355-3866

North Coast

Tropics Island Grill

Burgers, Hawaiian Teriyaki Bowls and Plates, Yakisoba Chicken & Shave Ice in a food cart in Rockaway Beach, OR.

1st and South Pacific
Rockaway Beach, OR

503.812.7559

Featured Lodging

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)

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)

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)

North Coast

Silver Sands Oceanfront Motel

Some things just can’t be compared. And when you’re looking for a place to stay on the Oregon Coast with a view, you can’t get any closer than the Silver Sands Motel in Rockaway Beach. Each pristine room has a...

215 S. Pacific
Rockaway Beach, OR

503-355-2206
Email us (info[at]oregonsilversands[dot]com)

North Coast

Covelle’s Cove

“COVELLE’S COVE” is a family owned Vacation Home. We are located at 336 S.Pacific in Rockaway Beach, Oregon 97136. We are in the 2nd row of houses on the south end of town,1/2 block from the beach and town, near...

336 S. Pacific
Rockaway Beach, OR

(503)866-3992
Email us (rockawaybeachoregon[at]gmail[dot]com)

North Coast

Getaway Oceanfront Lodging

Welcome to Getaway Oceanfront Lodging located in Rockaway Beach! This beautiful top floor condo features two bedrooms and one bath with a gorgeous 180 degree oceanfront view! You’ll have room for up to four guests at this brand new rental!...

621 S. Pacific Ave.
Rockaway Beach, OR

503-355-2501
Email us (getawayocean[at]earthlink[dot]net)

North Coast

Kelly’s Brighton Marina

Located on the Nehalem Bay, Kelly’s Brighton Marina offers RV parking, tent camping, boating, fishing and the best crabbing on the Oregon Coast.

29200 Hwy. 101 N.
Rockaway Beach, OR

503-368-5745
Email us (kellybrightonmarina[at]gmail[dot]com)

North Coast

Ocean Rogue Inn Vacation Rentals

Just 90 minutes from Portland, enjoy relaxed lodging on the beach at the Ocean Rogue Inn. Join us for a week at the shore or just for a quick weekend getaway. You’ll enjoy a spectacular view of the Twin Rocks...

19130 Alder St.
Rockaway Beach, OR

503-355-2093
Email us (info[at]oceanrogueinn[dot]com)

North Coast

Barview Jetty County Campground

Located in Barview Jetty County Park, campground guests can enjoy beach access, fishing from the jetty, bird watching and viewpoints.  Campround amenities Include: On Site Park Hosts RV Sites Full Hook-up Tent Sites Wi-Fi (Fee Based) Hot Showers Beach Access

8000 Cedar Ave.
Rockaway Beach, OR

503-322-3522
Email us (parks[at]co[dot]tillamook[dot]or[dot]us)

North Coast

Saltair Cottage

Wow! That’s what will be said when your family pulls up in front of Saltair before even getting out of the car. The garden bursts with color most of the year and the blue front door is a cheerful welcome...

870 S. Breaker Ave.
Rockaway Beach, OR

971.275.5350
Email us (saltaircottage[at]gmail[dot]com)

North Coast

Beach Stay Motel

423 N. Miller St.
Rockaway Beach, OR

503.355.2525
Email us (beachstay[at]live[dot]com)

North Coast

Surfside Oceanfront Resort

Surfside Resort offers contemporary, comfortable and always-stylish rooms. With 70 rooms available and five different room types to choose from, you will find the perfect accommodation for whatever you need – whether you’re traveling with the whole family, have your...

101 NW 11th Ave
Rockaway Beach, OR

(800) 243-7786
Email us (frontdesk[at]surfsideocean[dot]com)

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