What Are the Best Oregon Coast Towns to Visit?

Every summer, millions of tourists flock to the quaint seaside towns that dot the Oregon Coast. These picturesque villages are filled with things to do and see – from seafood joints and local watering holes to art galleries and boutiques. Whether you’re craving a quiet coastal getaway or a fun-filled family adventure, you’re sure to find the perfect destination! Here are some of our favorite Oregon Coast towns to visit.

Top Oregon Coast Towns to Visit

Cannon Beach

With nine miles of shoreline, Cannon Beach is one of the most popular Oregon Coast towns to visit. It’s about 80 miles northwest of Portland and features a charming downtown area full of shops and eateries. Get cozy by the fire with a glass of wine, or spend the day hiking, biking, and exploring various trails. You can also take the kids to see the tide pools at Haystack Rock. 

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Arch Cape

If you’re planning a romantic honeymoon, girl’s weekend, or even a family vacation, consider staying in Arch Cape. It’s about five miles south of Cannon Beach and is serene and remote, with amenities just a few minutes away. Fewer crowds and more open space make this town a peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life.

Each of our beautiful Arch Cape rentals has its own unique personality and view. You can choose a pet-friendly property for your family and fido, or plan a couple’s retreat in a house with a wood-burning fireplace. Amenities like spa soaps, beach towels, hairdryers, and free wi-fi are all available for guests.

Rockaway Beach

Not to be confused with Rockaway Beach, New York, this quiet town is nestled between Tillamook and Cannon Beach. Many families choose to stay in Rockaway Beach because it’s totally unspoiled. You and the kids will love flying kites, taking long walks, whale watching, and building sandcastles, and there are many public access points from which to reach the surf and sand.

Vacationing at one of our Rockaway Beach rentals is the ultimate luxury. Some rentals feature floor-to-ceiling windows and multiple decks. Others have a piano, Wii, jacuzzi soaking tub, or a telescope for stargazing. We promise you’ll have everything you need in your home-away-from-home.


Manzanita, OR is often referred to as the best-kept secret of the Oregon Coast. Situated between Rockaway Beach and Arch Cape, this sleepy beach town offers seven miles of sandy shoreline and boasts the third most photographed scenery in Oregon. And while Manzanita may be quiet, it’s never boring. From shopping on Laneda Ave to art classes at the Hoffman Center, there are endless activities and events to keep you entertained.

Our Manzanita vacation rentals are ideal for a rejuvenating escape. Expansive floor-to-ceiling windows provide sun-soaked views, and a temperature-controlled gas fireplace is perfect for those chilly winter nights. You’ll also appreciate thoughtful touches like a welcome basket upon arrival and concierge-level assistance. No matter which of our Manzanita rentals you choose, you’ll leave refreshed and ready to plan your next visit!

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