Pacific City Travel Guide

  • Proposal Rock towers above the beach at Neskowin
    Proposal Rock towers above the beach at...
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  • Cascade Head to the south from atop Proposal Rock
    Cascade Head to the south from atop...
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  • Fossilised stump from Ice Age on the beach
    Fossilised stump from Ice Age on the...
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Pacific City Things to Do

  • Robert W Straub State Park: The Beaches

    As with many of the Oregon beaches, the water can be rough, the wind can be cold, and yet you will find that many of us enjoy these beaches. At Bob Straub, you will find access to the beach is just over the top of the sand dunes.You will find people engaged in all manner of activities on this beach, including horse riding.Currently, there is no day...


    Neskowin is a small vacation home-filled community lying along the beach at the mouth of Slab Creek just north of the impressive cliffs of Cascade Head. It is located a few miles south of Pacific City and about a dozen miles north of Lincoln City. A wide beach that runs for miles north from Cascade Head is the prime attraction here. Many of the...

  • Awsome Ocean Fishing

    Cape Kiawanda is " Home of the Dory Fleet" the only Dory fleet in the world that launch off the beach at Cape Kiawanda for over 103 years. This is the ultimate fishing adventure for everybody. So if you like to fish this is a must...!

  • Haystack Rock

    Make sure you climb the hill at the north end of the beach to see the views will be well worth the climb up the hill.


    Looking similar to the much larger region of sand dunes found further south along the Oregon Coast between Florence and Coos Bay, the dunes on the north side of Sand Lake mound up high and extend over a mile from the ocean. Unlike the dunes further south, most of this area is given over to the ATV crowd making it seem like a post-apocolyptic scene...


    From Tillamook - the largest town in the area on US 101 - there is a scenic road that goes off from the main highway called the Three Capes Scenic Drive. It is signed throughout, so just follow the signs. The road, passing through Pacific City, includes Cape Kiwanda as one of the 'Three Capes'. Just to the north, about 7 miles, lies Cape Lookout,...


Pacific City Hotels

  • Inn At Cape Kiwanda

    Pacific City is a sleepy town on the Oregon Coast, between Lincoln City and Tillamook. Every room...

  • Craftsman Bed and Breakfast

    PO Box 303, 35255 4th St., Pacific City, Oregon, 97135, United States

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Cape Kiwanda RV Park

    33315 Cape Kiwanda, Pacific City, Oregon, 97135, United States

    Satisfaction: Average

    Good for: Solo

Pacific City Restaurants

  • Brew by the Sea

    What can better than a Pelican IPA on their outdoor deck with a sunny day! The beers here are topnotch as is the food. With sun - that is the catch - there is simply no better place to take in the ambiance of the Oregon Coast while eating.


    Beaches on the Oregon Coast are wide, long and mostly empty. They are made for picnics - long leisurely lunches or late night summer dinners fireside. My favorite dish? To many to tell when you are simply outside enjoying the waves, wind, sand, company and sun.

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Pacific City Off The Beaten Path

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    by glabah Written Mar 31, 2011

    I can tell you that this tiny unnamed park on Brooten Road, between Shade and Tent streets, is a county park as it has a Tillamook County parks emblem, but nowhere in it does it seem to have anything giving the name of the park. Neither is it featured on the Tillamook County web site, nor on the several on-line maps I checked (though perhaps it is considered a division of one of the other nearyby parks? Woods park is the closest county park.)

    However, I can tell you that this little park has a small gravel parking area, picnic tables with a cooking stand, a boat ramp for launching into the river, and a platform for viewing out over the river. There is one small restroom facility with flush toilets.

    Parking directly at the park is limited to 15 minutes, and appears to be aimed at those cleaning their boats after having been in the river. OR, for those deciding to stop and use the restrooms.

    The boat ramp, as seen in photo 4, looks like it could be an interesting sand and mud filled adventure.

    Upon my visit on 22 March 2011, there were several common mergansers floating on and diving under the surface of the river. No other bird or wildlife seemed to be around.

    While it is located just off Highway 101, it was a fairly quiet place in March, even during most Oregon schools spring vacation week, but I would imagine that during the peak tourist season in summer there is a lot more activity here.

    The web site below is for the Tillamook County Parks department, even though it doesn't feature this particular park, exactly.

    View out over River from Tiny Downtown Park Small Viewing Platform at Tiny Downtown Park Picnic Table and Cooking Stand in Small River Park Challenging Looking Boat Ramp at Downtown Park Parking right at the Park is Limited to 15 Minutes
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    • Sailing and Boating
    • Fishing

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