Things to Do in Arch Cape, Oregon
Escape to a quiet, charming town! Our Arch Cape, Oregon rentals are perfect for a honeymoon, girls’ weekend, or family getaway. Named for arch-shaped rock that can be explored at low tide, Arch Cape is about 5 miles south of Cannon Beach and 95 minutes from Portland. It’s serene and remote, yet amenities are only a few minutes away.
One of the most amazing features of Arch Cape is that the area offers visitors a true retreat from the hustle and bustle of daily life. It is totally residential, which means fewer crowds and more open space for those who prefer seclusion. Because of this, however, it’s important to note that there are no grocery stores in Arch Cape. Instead, you’ll find a great selection of shops and restaurants just an 8-minute drive away in Cannon Beach. Cannon Beach is close enough to easily pick up provisions for your Arch Cape vacation, but far enough away to enjoy true peace and quiet at the beach.
You’ll love our Arch Cape rentals — each has its own unique personality and view. Some welcome pets; some have flat-screen TVs complete with cable; others have cozy wood-burning fireplaces. All of them have amenities like spa soaps, coastal treats, beach towels, coffee maker, hairdryer, and free wi-fi. We’re confident no matter which of our Arch Cape rentals you stay at, you’ll love it and come away refreshed.
Vacationing at one of our homes is the ultimate vacation experience. Our luxury Arch Cape rentals have plush, upscale furnishings, high-quality linens, and thoughtful touches. We offer concierge-level assistance to help personalize your stay and ensure you get the most out of your vacation, whether you need groceries to be purchased and delivered before you arrive, or recommendations of local hikes and kid-friendly attractions.
If you’re celebrating a birthday or anniversary, we can arrange for a local chef to come and prepare an amazing meal, or simply deliver a birthday cake from an area bakery. The thought and planning we put into your visit is what truly sets us apart from the rest. Whatever the occasion, we’ll make sure your stay at our Arch Cape vacation rental is special.
Things to Do in Arch Cape, Oregon
Arch Cape, Oregon is a beautiful place to relax and is less populated than the neighboring towns of Cannon Beach and Manzanita. Visitors can enjoy wandering along the peaceful, serene Arch Cape beach while exploring interesting tide pools, caves and a waterfall as well as hiking nearby trails. This town is perfect for those seeking relaxation but also a chance to explore the natural beauty of the cape. Curious what else Arch Cape offers? Here are a few ideas:
Just north of Arch Cape is Hug Point State Recreation Site, a designated Oregon state park. The sweetly named area earned its title when early explorers had to hug the rocks to make their way down the coast at low tide without getting wet. Hug Point has picnic tables and restrooms, so you can make an afternoon of it with a packed lunch, Frisbee for the dog, and kites for the kids!
Go hiking, explore the coastline, peek into tidepools, or visit one of the area’s art galleries. We’re happy to recommend something you’ll like!
Guests in our Arch Cape vacation rentals often ask for restaurant recommendations. Drive 10 minutes up the coast and you’ll find anything you’re in the mood for! Here are a few restaurants in nearby Cannon Beach:
- The Wayfarer: Excellent seafood, ambiance, and views of Haystack Rock
- Pizza a’Fetta: Hand-tossed pizza, Italian wines, and slices to go. Voted one of the top 50 pizza restaurants in the nation.
- Sweet Basil’s Cafe: Organic, vegetarian, and gluten-free options
- Bill’s Tavern: Beer, burgers, fish & chips
- Driftwood Inn: Good clam chowder, sunlit patio for al fresco dining
- Seasons Cafe: Sandwiches & salads; vegetarian-friendly, gluten-free options
- Public Coast Brewing: Restaurant & pub with sports on TV
- The Irish Table: Perfect for a special dinner. One of the top restaurants along the coast!
- Sea Level Bakery: Great coffee and French pastries
- Evoo: Watch the cooking show while you wine and dine on a culinary feast
There are many things to do in Arch Cape, Oregon near the ocean. The ocean is inspiring — try your hand at photography, poetry, or meditation. For a relaxing night in, stop in one of Cannon Beach’s gourmet grocery and wine stores. Note: There are no grocery stores in Arch Cape. It’s totally residential, which means fewer crowds for those who prefer seclusion. Pick up some wine, cheese, and chocolate for a French-inspired picnic by the fireplace (or on the beach if it’s warm!). On stormy days, curl up with a novel or throw a board game night. A simple stroll on the beach is always soothing, even when it’s drizzling.
While there are endless things to do in Arch Cape, Oregon, there are also many nearby attractions that are worth checking out. When you’re feeling rejuvenated and ready for excitement, head to Cannon Beach to see fine art, splurge at one of the shops, or savor a fancy meal. Go for a horseback ride, dig for clams, fish, or explore one of the state parks nearby. And of course snap some photos by Haystack Rock!
How to Get to Arch Cape
Ready to find our Arch Cape rentals? Arch Cape is 85 miles from Portland, about a 100-minute drive. Take US-26 West for about 74 miles, then merge onto US-101 South. After 9 miles, you’ll arrive in Arch Cape. Click for directions on Google Maps.
We know you’ll love our Arch Cape vacation rentals and everything the area has to offer.
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