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.

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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)

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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
Garibaldi, OR

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

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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

503-354-4454
Email us (info[at]internationalpolicemuseum[dot]org)

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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

503-812-0650

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Travel Stories

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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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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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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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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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

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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 S
Rockaway Beach, OR

503-355-2052

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Tropics Island Grill

Burgers, Hawaiian teriyaki bowls and plates, yakisoba chicken and shave ice served from a food cart in Rockaway Beach.

100 S 1st Avenue
Rockaway Beach, OR

503-812-4466
Email us (tropicsislandgrill[at]gmail[dot]com)

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Upper Crust Pizza

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

342 Hwy 101 N
Rockaway Beach, OR

503-355-3866

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Beach Bakeshop

Home of the Sand Dollar hand pie, Beach Bakeshop offers fresh baked pastries every day. Home made soup, sandwiches, boxed lunches, desserts and other goodies is what they 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)

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The Picnic Basket

Take time to browse around and savor the products The Picnic Basket offers. 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...

102 N Highway 101
Rockaway Beach, OR

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

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The Beach Bite & Dos Rocas

At The Beach Bite & Dos Rocas, we’ve combined the best of two restaurants into one local favorite. Get a taste of the seaside with our fresh fish tacos, served on warm, homemade tortillas, or end a long day with...

176 S Hwy 101
Rockaway Beach, OR

503-355-2185

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Sand Dollar Restaurant & Lounge

Welcome to the new and original Sand Dollar Restaurant & Lounge! The owners and staff value their community and its resources and make it their priority to buy local.

210 S First Street
Rockaway Beach, OR

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

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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

503-355-0585
Email us (missydoodles1[at]yahoo[dot]com)

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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)

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Old Oregon Smoke House

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

120 Hwy 101
Rockaway Beach, OR

(503) 355-2817

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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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Beachcombers NW

Discover your perfect Oregon Coast getaway at Beachcombers NW. Book direct and skip third-party service fees! Get the lowest rates and connect to our local experts for the best vacation rental experience. Choose from over 600 Oregon Coast vacation rentals,...

Rockaway Beach
Rockaway Beach, OR

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

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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 Street
Rockaway Beach, OR

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

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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)

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Sea Haven Motel and Guest House

520 Hwy. 101 N.
Rockaway Beach, OR

503.355.8101
Email us (seahavenmotel[at]gmail[dot]com)

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Vacasa Vacation Rentals – Rockaway Beach

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...

210 S. 1st Ave.
Rockaway Beach, OR

(503) 208-9861
Email us (info[at]vacasa[dot]com)

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Tradewinds Motel

The Tradewinds Motel is located in Rockaway Beach, Oregon (only a 1 and 1/2hr drive from Portland). Come unwind and experience the splendor of nature on the North Oregon Coast. Relax on 7 miles of sandy beaches and take in...

523 N. Pacific St.
Rockaway Beach, OR

503-355-2112
Email us (neil[at]tradewinds-motel[dot]com)

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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 Avenue
Rockaway Beach, OR

503-355-2312
Email us (frontdesk[at]surfsideocean[dot]com)

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Shorewood RV Park

Located in Rockaway Beach, Oregon, Shorewood RV Resort is the perfect location for your next vacation at the Oregon Coast. With easy access to miles of sandy beaches with incredible ocean views, make Shorewood your home-away-from-home with an annual site...

17600 Ocean Blvd.
Rockaway Beach, OR

503-355-2278
Email us (shorewood[at]blueflagrealty[dot]com)

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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 Avenue
Rockaway Beach, OR

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

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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)

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Beach Stay Motel

423 N. Miller St.
Rockaway Beach, OR

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

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