Enjoy 4 of the Best Beaches in Oregon for Kids

Is there anything better than summer vacations with your family? There’s something so magical about seeing children experience something new for the very first time. Enjoy days of exploring the beautiful Oregon Coast and quiet nights in a gorgeous home from Starfish Vacation Rentals when you visit the best beaches in Oregon for kids.

It can be a struggle to plan a vacation for your whole family. From finding restaurants that suit everyone’s tastes to thinking up Oregon Coast family vacation ideas, it’s a struggle. That’s why we’ve created our free online Vacation Guide! With our free Vacation Guide, you can spend your time enjoy the best beaches in Oregon for kids instead of stressing about finding family-friendly attractions. Access our free Vacation Guide today to start planning your trip!

4 of the Best Beaches in Oregon for Kids

Rockaway Beach

With seven miles of pristine shoreline, Rockaway Beach is the perfect place to unwind at the beach. Bring the whole family (including your dog!) and enjoy flying kites, beachcombing, whale watching, and building sandcastles. Little ones will also love climbing the nearby pirate ship and visiting the video game arcade. For a truly memorable experience, head to Kelly’s Brighton Marina on Nehalem Bay and spend the day crabbing and fishing right from the dock. Don’t forget to snap a few photos!

Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach, Oregon, is a mecca for kid-friendly activities. Whether you want to explore the tide pools around Haystack Rock or roast marshmallows over a bonfire, this beach has it all. If you can pull yourself away from the sand, take the time to visit downtown Cannon Beach. You and the kids can stop by City Park for a turn on the tire swing, or browse the shops filled with toys, art, and souvenirs. Don’t forget to pick up some goodies from Bruce’s Candy Kitchen!


Grab your shovels, buckets, and kites and enjoy hours of beach fun in Manzanita. The beach here stretches along the coast for 7 miles and features beautiful dunes covered in beach grass that flows with the breeze. Families will love playing hide and seek in the tall beach grass and rolling down the gentle dunes. Two state parks also surround Manzanita: Oswald West and Nehalem Bay. Oswald West offers a variety of hiking trails leading to lookouts with incredible views. While in Nehalem Bay, you may spot a variety of wildlife alongside breathtaking views of the bay any time of year. Horse enthusiasts can enjoy horseback rides here during the summer months. If you have older children who are begging to ride the waves, surfing lessons are held at Short Sand Beach in Oswald West State Park.


Known as being the most kid-friendly beach in the state, Seaside, Oregon, brings back generations of families year after year. Seaside’s Main Street offers bumper cars, video arcades, sweet shops, and more. It’s also home to the famous Seaside Aquarium. After a few hours of exploring, head to the Seaside, Oregon, beach where you can challenge the kids to a game of volleyball or enjoy the swing sets. Panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean and rainforest-covered Tillamook Head provide the perfect backdrop.

Book Your Stay with Starfish Vacation Rentals

Blue Starfish exteriorThe first step to enjoying the best beaches in Oregon for kids is booking a home with Starfish Vacation Rentals! We have properties in Cannon Beach, Arch Cape, Manzanita, and Rockaway Beach. Once you’ve decided which of these options is the best beach for families in Oregon, you can select from our wonderful catalog of homes.

Consider renting Blue Starfish for your Oregon Coast getaway! This two-bedroom, two-bathroom home is pet-friendly and features direct access to Cannon Beach right from your own backyard!

Take a look at our full selection and book today! We look forward to having you.