"Catch a dream" at Oregon's Rockaway Beach, where the mountains meet the sea and you can hear the ocean, smell the sea, and feel the breeze. At Rockaway, there are 7 miles of beach with over 31 access points ready for sandcastle building, flying a kite, beachcoming, or just relaxing. It's the perfect getaway to put your toes in the sand and explore the "Ocean's Edge!"
Celebrating over 100 years of history, Rockaway Beach lies on what used to be an isolated beach, and the only access to an area then known as Garibaldi Beach. In 1906, a railroad line opened between Tillamook and Hillsboro, and land that was previously considered worthless was suddenly filling with new settlements. Today, you can visit The Little Red Caboose at The Rockaway Beach Chamber of Commerce office to pay tribute to the town's humble beginnings.
From sunrise to sunset, there are plenty of things to see and do during your Rockaway vacation. The hardest part will be deciding what to do first! Of course you can't visit Tillamook County without a visit to the Tillamook Cheese Factory. Learn the process behind every creamy spoonful, cheesy bite, and scoop of rich flavor of Tillamook products. You get an inside look starting with the farm and finishing with cheese sampling to your heart's content. For a great photo op, visit Twin Rocks. The rock is 88 feet at its pinnacle and the hole is 35 feet across. From above, the rocks look like a narrow, wedge shape perched on top of a rocky island, but looking from the shore, some people have seen a sea dragon, Indian princess, or Loch Ness monster. What will you see?
Less than two hours away from Rockaway Beach is the laid-back, friendly city of Portland. A trip to the Pacific Northwest is not complete without testing the eclectic nightlife, micro-breweries and nature of this town. Don't miss the famous Japanese Garden, one of the largest of its kind outside of Japan. Also in Oregon, located 20 miles east of Portland, is the Mt. Hood national Forest, with more than 60 miles of forested, mountains, lakes and streams. Go camping, go hiking, or just enjoy the eight different wildernesses located in Mt. Hood's 311,448 acres. There are also several guided hikes, walks, and other opportunities to learn about the nature, history, and culture of the area.
From hotels and motels, vacation rentals, and camping and RV parks, it's easy to find a place to stay in Rockaway to suit your needs. For a true hidden gem, stay at the Sea Haven Motel. This miniature home away from home will give you a warm, cozy place to come back to after a long day at the beach. Each unit has a full kitchen, complete with dishes, silverware, glassware and cookware to provide you the most comfort and flexibility during your stay. If you're bringing your home with you, the Rockaway Beach RV Park is the place for you. Located in the heart of Rockaway Beach only 2 blocks away from the beach, this family owned park is equipped with full service hook-ups, restroom facilities with showers, and a laundry room.
Rockaway Beach is nestled between the Coast Mountain Range and the Pacific Ocean 85 miles west of Portland on scenic Highway 101. Arrive by air through the Port of Tillamook Bay Airport, or by rail through the Port of Tillamook Bay Railroad. Once you're there, The Wave bus system provides daily service throughout Tillamook County along with connections to Portland, Lincoln and Clatsop counties.
Looking for a vacation rental in Rockaway Beach? Tripping.com has 608 vacation rental homes available in Rockaway Beach. You'll find 0 studios, 187 1-bedroom, 155 2-bedroom and 266 rentals with 3 or more bedrooms ranging from $49 a night. For extra convenience, many of these vacation homes can be booked directly online.
The average price of a nightly rental in Rockaway Beach is $148 while the average price of a weekly rental is $2325. For those looking for more than a short term rental such as corporate rentals, extended stays or long term rentals, the average monthly price of a Rockaway Beach home is $7057.
Wondering if you can bring your dog or cat along with you? There are 301 pet-friendly vacation rentals available in Rockaway Beach. In addition to accommodating pets, Rockaway Beach rentals offer a variety of amenities. In particular, 513 rentals have Internet and WiFi, 439 have TV and/or cable and 2 have a pool or hot tub.Search properties from 5 vacation rental sites in Rockaway Beach where the top providers in that area are HomeAway, TripAdvisor, and Booking.com. There are 262 HomeAway rentals, 181 TripAdvisor short term rentals and 144 Booking.com vacation rentals.