Bella Beach in Depoe Bay, Oregon is a popular vacation destination where travelers come to get back to nature while enjoying the fresh air and amazing views of the Oregon Coast. Many vacation rentals in the Bella Beach area sit just minutes from the shoreline of the Pacific Ocean, allowing for easy access to fishing, sandy beaches, water sports, and oceanfront dining options. If you’re planning to visit Bella Beach on your next getaway and you’re looking for the perfect place to call your “home away from home,” this list of the top places to look for Bella Beach and Depoe Bay vacation rentals will help get your holiday off to a great start.

1. Lincoln City

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Lincoln City sits a few miles south of Bella Beach along seven miles of sandy beaches, with vacation rentals just minutes from the water. Pack a picnic and spend the day at the ocean with your family, then head into town to enjoy a comedy show at Theatre West, Lincoln City’s very own community theater. If you feel like a little retail therapy, Lincoln City is also home to the Lincoln City Outlets, a busy mall with over 50 different discount designer shops.

2. Depoe Bay

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For a little slice of Americana, choose a vacation rental in the Depoe Bay area. Located along the Oregon Coast in close proximity to Roe River, which is the shortest river in the world. Depoe Bay is also known for housing the smallest harbor in the world. This quaint little town only has around 1400 residents, but it’s a favorite among tourists. Take a stroll along the beach and view the Spouting Horn, an underwater cave that shoots out water like a geyser, then visit the world’s oldest privately owned aquarium in the tiny harbor.

3. Olivia Beach

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Vacation rentals in the Olivia Beach area put you just steps away from the shoreline, where you can spend the day swimming, jet-skiing, or just taking in the picturesque coastal views. After working up an appetite on the water, take the family over to Olivia’s La Cala Restaurant and enjoy some of the freshest fish in town, while sitting on the balcony that overlooks the water.

4. Newport

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For amazing views of the world-famous Yaquina Bay Bridge and easy access to some of the best fishing waters in the area, consider a vacation rental in Newport. Sign up for a crabbing and fishing charter cruise with Captain’s Reel Deep Sea Fishing at the Newport Harbor, or grab a bucket and head over to Agate Beach, where you’ll find beautiful stones and driftwood in the sand.

5. Otter Rock

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If you’re hoping to spend the lion’s share of your holiday exploring the great outdoors, choosing a vacation rental in the Otter Rock area is a great idea. Located south of Bella Beach, the Otter Rock community sits along Otter Crest beach and is surrounded by lush forests and nature trails that are perfect for hiking. When you’ve finished your outdoor excursion, head down to the beach for a glimpse of the local resident harbor seals. With all this natural beauty at every corner, you’ll definitely want to bring your camera.

6. Yaquina Bay

old lighthouse
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Choosing a vacation rental in the Yaquina Bay area will put you in close proximity to the Yaquina Bay Lighthouse, one of Oregon’s most popular tourist attractions. Built in 1871, the lighthouse is one of the area’s oldest structures and is truly a sight to behold. Yaquina Bay State Park is also in the immediate vicinity, where you’ll find gorgeous hiking bluffs, picnic areas, nature trails, and the Oregon Coast Aquarium.

7. Waldport

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If you’re hoping to spend a few nights camping under the stars, Waldport is an ideal vacation rental location. Waldport is located just a few miles south of Oregon’s Beachside State Recreation Site, a popular camping spot complete with beaches, hiking trails, and picnic areas. Create great memories sitting around the campfire with your family, then wake up early and head to the beach to watch the whales feeding along the coast.

8. Dunes City

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Dunes City is often referred to as Oregon’s “Paradise,” as this unique community sits surrounded by the National Dunes Recreation Area, known for its 500-feet high sand dunes that stretch for 40 miles. The area also offers visitors over 30 lakes for water sports and fishing, making this an ideal vacation rental location if you’re up for some outdoor adventure. Rent a four wheeler and ride the designated riding dunes, or spend some time exploring the surrounding marshes and sandy hiking areas.

9. Pacific City

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For gorgeous waterfront views and easy access to some great fishing and crabbing areas, select a vacation rental in Pacific City. Located along the Oregon Coast near Big Nestucca River, this cozy community is known for Haystack Rock, a massive natural landmark formed in the ocean millions of years ago. Rent a fishing boat, sit along the river’s edge and try your hand at catching some tasty crabs, or sign up for a group kayaking adventure. If you feel like a lazier type of day, head over to the waterfront and do a little beachcombing for sand dollars and sand crabs.