The Northern Oregon Coast is one of the favorite tourist vacation spots because of it's long, sandy beaches, popular tourist attractions, and historical sites.
With forests on the east and small, ocean communities to the west, the N. Oregon Coast boasts beauty and community.
Real estate along this section of the coast is a sought-after commodity and a real treasure to have.
CITIES OF INTEREST
Astoria - Find out all about Astoria
Located on the Columbia River, Astoria is the oldest American settlement west of the Rockies. With such popular attractions as Fort Stevens State Park, Fort Astoria, Heritage Center Museum, Flavel House Museum, Uppertown Fire Fighters Museum, Astoria Column, and the Columbia River Maritime Museum, you will have a difficult time running out of thing to do and see.
Astoria offers other fun discoveries, such as historic Victorian homes, the beautiful 4.1 mile long Astoria Bridge, cruise ships, and fishing charters, offering the thrill of landing your own salmon, sturgeon, or crab.
Astoria was featured in the Oregon coast movies "Short Circuit," "The Goonies" and "Free Willy."
Seaside - Discover Seaside
Seaside was Oregon's first seashore resort and remains a popular vacation and weekend destination along the N. Oregon Coast. With 3 miles of sandy beach and 1.5 miles of boardwalk, Seaside is a very popular place for people who want more fun than relaxation.
A ocean town of mini-malls, specialty boutiques, antique shops, art galleries, museums, arcades and cinemas, you will have no problem wearing holes in your sneakers. Ride the Town Center Carousel and visit the famous Seaside Aquarium.
While in Seaside, visit Phillip's Candies, a family-owned business since 1897. Stroll inside and smell the fragrance of freshly made candies. Make sure you grab a bag of homemade saltwater taffy before you go. Mmmmm..... ;)
Cannon Beach - Discover Cannon Beach
Named after a small, iron cannon that came ashore from a shipwrecked U.S. Navy schooner, "The Shark," The northern Oregon Coast town of Cannon Beach extends for 4 miles along the Pacific Ocean, with 9 miles of gorgeous, walkable beach.
It is home to historic Haystack Rock, which stands 235 feet high and is the third largest coastal monolith in the world. Cannon Beach is one of the more rustic and untouched cities along the Northern Oregon Coast.
Cannon beach is a sharp contrast to Seaside. Very natural, nearly untouched beauty and wonderful for a quiet time away. Cannon Beach is my absolute favorite town along the entire coastline.
Manzanita - Visit Manzanita
Manzanita is a resort community settled at the base of Neahkahnie Mountain, just thirteen miles south of Cannon Beach, on the Northern Oregon Coast.
With a small-town population of only around 600 friendly folk, it is perfect for you if you are in a get-away-from-it-all mindset. Less touristy than many coastal cities. Looking south, you can see almost endless beach. In fact, the spacious beach competes with the city itself for square footage. The town of Manzanita is best known for it's fantastic vacation rentals.
For a perfect hideaway along the Northern Oregon Coast, you'd be hard pressed to find better than Manzanita.
Rockaway Beach - Visit Rockaway
Located along the Northern Oregon Coast in Tillamook County, Rockaway is a treat with 7 miles of beach and windswept dunes. The community was built up in 1920 by residents of Portland as a summer resort town and the present population hovers around 1200 locals. Great views, quiet, and accommodating (boasting 300 motel rooms).
Tillamook - Visit Tillamook
Tillamook was first named "Hoquarten," believed to be an Indian name meaning "the landing." The name was later changed to Tillamook, meaning "land of many waters."
Tillamook is home to it's most popular Northern Oregon Coast tourist attractions, the Tillamook Cheese Factory (free cheese and ice cream samples! Woo hoo!) and the Naval Air Station, which houses a World War II Blimp Hangar that claims to be the largest wooden structure in the world. It's a nice coastal town that you'll want to include on your itinerary.
Pacific City - Discover Pacific City
Being known for over a hundred years as a quaint fishing village and vacation destination, Pacific City has some of Oregon’s best river and ocean fishing, kayaking, surfing, birding, bicycling and golfing. With direct as-the-crow-flies access, it even has it's own small state owned (unattended) airport in the heart of the city.