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Bay City, 10 miles
Beaver, 30 miles
Cannon Beach, 26 miles
Garibaldi, 5 miles
Gearhart, 36 miles
Manzanita, 12 miles
Nehalem, 10 miles
Netarts, 22 miles
Oceanside, 24 miles
Seaside, 34 miles
Tillamook, 15 miles
Wheeler, 8 miles

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Rockaway Beach, Oregon

Scenic Byways

Pacific Coast Scenic Byway
Beginning in Astoria and traveling south to Brookings, this byway follows the entire scenic coastline along Highway 101. Experience the stunning scenery of the Pacific Ocean while discovering the charming coastal towns, lighthouses, aquariums, museums and other points of interest on your journey. Allow 10 to 12 hours driving time for the 363 mile (584.2km) scenic tour.

Three Capes Scenic Loop
Starting in Pacific City, this byway takes you to Cape Kiwanda State Park which offers stunning views of the coastline including Haystack Rock. Continuing on the winding road leads to Cape Lookout State Park where hiking trails and scenic viewpoints are located. The last part of the loop passes through Netarts Bay onto Cape Meares State Park where you can tour Cape Meares Lighthouse and hike to the famous Octopus Tree.


Scenic Viewpoints

Cape Meares State Scenic Viewpoint. Phone: 503-842-3182; Toll-free: 1-800-551-6949. GPS: 45.469878 N; -123.968901 W.

Part of the Three Capes Scenic Route, Cape Meares State Scenic Viewpoint features an 1890's Cape Meares lighthouse that you can tour, hiking and walking trails through old growth spruce trees including the "Octopus Tree". Viewing migrating whales is possible in the winter and spring.

Munson Creek Falls. Phone: 503-842-3182; Toll-free: 1-800-551-6949. GPS: 45.365364 N; -123.804079 W.

Walk the short trail leading to the stunning Munson Creek Falls. Standing at 319 feet, this is the tallest waterfall in the Coast Range. Breathe the scent of ancient western red cedar and Sitka Spruce trees. Late fall through winter you can watch the waters for spawning salmon.

State Parks

Cape Lookout State Park. 4293 Highway 101, Tillamook, OR 97141. Phone: 503-842-4981; Toll-free: 1-800-551-6949. GPS: 45.36682 N; -123.962148 W.

Part of the Three Capes Scenic Loop, Cape Lookout is located between Netarts Bay and the Pacific Ocean on a sand spit. This is a pet-friendly park offering amazing ocean views with easy beach access. Over 8 miles of trails wind through a lush old-growth forest. For shorter hikes, take the nature trail that provides close-up views of native tree and plants with number markers.

Manhattan Beach State Recreation Site. Phone: 503-368-5943; Toll-free: 1-800-551-6949. GPS: 45.6430555, -123.940277.

Located off Highway 101 north of Rockaway, Manhattan Beach is a relaxing place for picnic and provides access to the beach.

Nehalem Bay State Park. Phone: 503-368-5154; Toll-free: 1-800-551-6949. GPS: 45.70948; -123.936526.

Nehalem Bay Park is situated between the bay and the ocean on a 4 mile long sand spot. Walk over the sand dunes for your beach activities such as beach combing where you may find shells and agates. Take in the stunning view of the bay via the bike path. This is a pet friendly facility.

Oceanside Beach State Recreation Site. Phone: 503-842-3182; Toll-free: 1-800-551-6949. GPS: 45.461173 N; -123.970468 W.

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