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Rockaway Beach Information

About Rockaway Beach

"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.

Things to do in Rockaway Beach

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?

Day trips from Rockaway Beach

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.

Rockaway Beach accommodations

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.

Transportation in Rockaway Beach

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.

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Vacation Rentals in Rockaway Beach

Find the best Rockaway Beach vacation rentals on With over 641 home rentals, take your pick from a wide variety of choices including studio apartments, luxury condos, and cozy cabin rentals. Prices in Rockaway Beach range from $49 a night. Many rentals can also be booked directly online.

Vacation home rentals found on offer more amenities than the average hotel room along with many of the comforts of home. Going on a business trip or need to stay connected? 576 homes in Rockaway Beach offer high-speed WiFi Internet so you won’t miss a beat. Travelling with kids? Let them splash around in any of the 6 rentals with pool or jacuzzi, or relax with the family in one of the 540 homes with cable TV.

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