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North Oregon Coast, OR
Travel Guide

Cannon Beach featuring island views, a sunset and general coastal views

This coastal stretch delights the senses, with lush forests, majestic rock formations and long idyllic expanses of sand and sea.

From Columbia River in the north to Cascade Head in the south, the North Oregon Coast is a long, varied stretch of beautiful Pacific coastline and vivid local color. Visit developed beach resorts, sleepy seaside towns and pristine natural beauty as you travel along this section of the country.

Begin your tour in the small port town of Astoria, a settlement rich in heritage and growing in hipness, with the nickname of “Little San Francisco.” Delve into the town’s history at the Columbia River Maritime Museum and the Lewis and Clark National Historical Park. Enjoy culture at the Liberty Theater and the Oregon Film Museum.

Farther south, Cannon Beach is a picturesque seaside resort in a breathtaking natural setting. Stroll along the sandy beach and admire the famous Haystack Rock that looms upward 235 feet (72 meters) from the shore. Browse in the art galleries and boutiques in the village.

The charming town of Manzanita is perched on the northern side of Nehalem Bay, providing easy access to the Nehalem Bay State Park with 2 miles (3 kilometers) of forested bike path offering lovely views across the bay.

Head to nearby Oswald West State Park to savor its spellbinding mixture of sea, sand and vegetation or choose a trail to hike on the iconic and lushly forested Neahkahnie Mountain.

Stop at the sleepy beach town of Rockaway Beach on your way to the historic city of Tillamook, located slightly inland on Tillamook Bay. Here you can delight in the many fine local restaurants, as well as the iconic Tillamook Cheese Factory. Alternatively, get a taste of history at the Tillamook Air Museum or the county’s Pioneer Museum.

Access the North Oregon Coast easily from Portland, with Cannon Beach about a 90-minute drive away. Local bus services are often available, but the most practical way to explore the area is by car. Plan your visit outside summer to avoid the greatest numbers of tourists on the highways.

Where to stay in North Oregon Coast

The Ashley Inn & Suites
The Ashley Inn & Suites
2.5 out of 5
3430 NE Highway 101, Lincoln City, OR
The price is $101 per night from Jun 27 to Jun 27
This family-friendly Lincoln City hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Connie Hansen Garden and Chinook Winds Casino. Lincoln City Skate Park and Devils Lake ...
4/5Very Good! (978 reviews)
"Nice rooms. Bed was comfortable"

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2021

The Ashley Inn & Suites
Shilo Inn Suites Hotel - Seaside Oceanfront
Shilo Inn Suites Hotel - Seaside Oceanfront
2.5 out of 5
30 N Prom, Seaside, OR
The price is $157 per night from Jun 20 to Jun 20
Located in Seaside, this beachfront hotel is in the city center, 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Columbia Beach, and 2 mi (3.2 km) from Ecola State Park. Historic Turnaround ...
3.2/5 (1,083 reviews)
"Being on the beach is the saving grace - otherwise the building needs a renovation to clean the exterior, replace threadbare chairs and fix blinking lights. Having a balcony to see the ocean and watch the people is the fun part, and easy to join the crowds if you want."

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2021

Shilo Inn Suites Hotel - Seaside Oceanfront
Best Western Plus Ocean View Resort
Best Western Plus Ocean View Resort
3 out of 5
414 North Prom, Seaside, OR
The price is $155 per night from Jun 14 to Jun 14
Located in Seaside, this beachfront hotel is in the city center, 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Columbia Beach, and 2.3 mi (3.7 km) from Ecola State Park. Seaside Museum ...
4/5Very Good! (986 reviews)
"Our room was very nice and spacious.It was very clean and quiet. I didn't like that the pool and hot tub was not open even though other hotels had theirs open by appointment. I was also disappointed that for the price I paid, there was no free breakfast."

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2021

Best Western Plus Ocean View Resort
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Oceanfront Condo, Ground Floor, Full Kitchen, Patio, Expansive Views
Oceanfront Condo, Ground Floor, Full Kitchen, Patio, Expansive Views
Seaside, OR
Situated by the ocean, this condo building is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Columbia Beach and 1.8 mi (2.9 km) from Ecola State Park. Turnaround Market and Historic Turnaround ...
4.9/5Exceptional! (7 reviews)
Soothing ocean view
"Wht a lovely place to stay. Perfect for a couple get away or for family vacation. Definitely a 5 star rating and a place we would stay in again!"

Reviewed on May 24, 2021

Oceanfront Condo, Ground Floor, Full Kitchen, Patio, Expansive Views
Beachfront Alpine Chalets
Beachfront Alpine Chalets
3.5 out of 5
7045 Otter Crest Loop #3, Otter Rock, OR
Situated on the waterfront, this vacation home is within 1 mi (2 km) of Beverly Beach State Park and Devil's Punch Bowl State Natural Area. Moolack Beach is ...
3.6/5Good! (21 reviews)
"Nice Bed I would stay there again. Great place to bring the family TV too small"

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2021

Beachfront Alpine Chalets
Sea Gypsy Spacious Condo With Spectacular Oceanfront View. Right on the Beach!
Sea Gypsy Spacious Condo With Spectacular Oceanfront View. Right on the Beach!
Lincoln City, OR
Nestled on the beach, this Lincoln City condo building is 0.3 mi (0.4 km) from Devils Lake and 2.4 mi (3.9 km) from Chinook Winds Casino. Lincoln City Cultural ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (38 reviews)
Senior trip
"Had a great time! Accommodations were goos and reasonably priced."

Reviewed on May 30, 2021

Sea Gypsy Spacious Condo With Spectacular Oceanfront View. Right on the Beach!
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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