Oregon Beaches Tour: Here are 13 Best Beaches in Oregon You Must Visit

Mar 18, 2020 12:00 PM

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Tripboba.com - Oregon is famous for its natural tourist attractions. There is Crater Lake, one of the deepest crater lakes in the world. Also, D River which is named as the shortest river in the world. Even the famous Mount Hood, the second most climbed mountain in the world after Mount Fuji, is in Oregon.

Don't forget Oregon's beautiful beaches. Stretching as far as 362 miles bordered with the Pacific Ocean on its western side, Oregon has more than 25 beaches you can visit from north to south.

Even though all Oregon beaches have a beautiful sunset view, each beach certainly offers unique features that will make your Oregon beaches tour memorable. Here's the list of best beaches in Oregon for you who are looking for vitamin sea!

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Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area, Pacific City

Photo by Ian D. Keating via Flickr - Cape Kiwanda

Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area is a perfect place for tourists who are seeking thrill and adventure in their journey. It is one of the best places to witness spectacular great waves crushing the cliffs. You can also do several other physical activities such as fishing and surfing, as it’s one of the best beaches which offers great wave breaks.

If you want to climb the cliff and see the ocean from above, you will need to be careful not to pass the safety fence. This is because some parts of the cliffs are unstable and might break.

Rockaway Beach

Photo by Michael Fraley via Flickr - Rockaway Beach

Located 62 miles away from Portland, Oregon, Rockaway Beach offers visitors 7 miles of shoreline which is family-friendly and has a very laid-back atmosphere. It is one of the most popular Oregon Beaches people can visit.
While visiting the beach, you can hike the nearby Neahkahnie Mountain which is very friendly for elders and people with disabilities. It is a peaceful and quiet beach, such a perfect place as an escape from your routine!

Roads End State Recreation Site, Lincoln City

Photo by official website of Oregon State Parks - Roads End State Recreation Site

Are you planning to have an Oregon beaches tour with your lover? Roads End State Recreation Site is definitely the perfect destination. The romantic atmosphere of the beach will give you a memorable moment!

Bring your lovey-dovey partner to stroll along the beach while enjoying the beautiful sunset. Visiting this beach also means that you won’t run out of activities to do with your partner.

Why? Roads End State offers many outdoor activities such as hiking and finding hidden small beach and cove. If you just want to sit while enjoying the ocean view, this site has a picnic area which is always clean.

Otter Rock and Devil’s Punchbowl State Natural Area

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Located between Depoe Bay and Yaquina Head, Otter Rock and Devil’s Punchbowl State Natural area is one of the best Oregon Beaches. The Devil’s Punchbowl or Satan’s Cauldron, a huge bowl-shaped cliff, is one of the most popular attractions in the U.S.

When it’s low tide, you can take a short hike to the Devil’s Punchbowl, and then explore while watching the hole from above. The upper part of the area is also a great place for picnic.

You should never miss watching the seasonal gray whale migration which usually happens between late December and early January.

Cannon Beach

Photo by Travis Jacobs via Flickr - Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach is located only 20 minutes away from Rockaway Beach. The iconic Haystack Rock is the reason why this beach is a bit more crowded than Rockaway Beach.

This beach will take your breath away because of its stunning view, completed by a unique village that blends really well with the beach.

Cute gift shops, wine shops, restaurants with ocean views, it is a complete package you will get at this beach. A pro tip: if you want to avoid the crowds, visit the beach early in the morning.

Cobble Beach, Newport

Photo by Jeff Hollett via Flickr - Cobble Beach

Small but unique might be the best phrase to describe Cobble Beach. It is such a fitting choice of Oregon beaches for people who want to relax and enjoy a peaceful atmosphere amid their busy day.

Cobble Beach is made up of thousands of cobblestones on its shore as a result of lava flow from about 14 million years ago. While enjoying the sound of waves crashing to the shore, you can watch birds flying around above the rocky islands.  As the ground is full of cobblestones, you definitely will not find any sand there. 

Gearhart Beach

Photo by Sam Beebe via Flickr - Gearhart Beach

This long and sandy beach is a perfect place for you who want to drive your car along the shore of a beach, if you enter the beach from Highland Lane.

This long shored beach which has a relatively flat ground is a perfect site for kite flying, jogging, and playing volleyball. But, you will have to bring your own net.

When it’s low tide, you can also hunt for sand dollars and clamming. Watch out for the water because the tide can get higher while you’re on the small “temporary peninsulas”. Unless you like walking through a waste-deep current to go back to the dry land.

Arcadia Beach

Photo by Bill Reynolds via Flickr - Arcadia Beach

Located just a mile from Cannon Beach, Arcadia Place is one of Oregon beaches where you can stretch your body, wear your blanket, and relax on a picnic mat. Some people also enjoy surfing on the beach as well.

Look out for the ocean tides when it’s going high or low. It has sea stacks, beautiful ocean view, white sand, clean public restrooms, and parking lot. The beach is close at 10 PM and no camping is allowed in the area.

Harris Beach State Park

Photo by Rick Obst via Flickr - Harris Beach State Park

This beach has large rocks that make the scenery looks majestic. You’ll be pleased with how clean and nice the sand feels. The trees around the beach will refresh your mind as well.

Not only you can walk around the beach, but Harris Beach State Park also allows visitors to do camping on their campground whether you want to use your RV, tents, or even yurts. You can book a slot for camping through their website, they offer full hook-up facilities for camping.

Nye Beach

Photo by Bonnie Moreland via Flickr - Nye Beach

Nye Beach is located in Newport, Oregon. It's a historical coastal spot in Oregon, which has always been a recreational beach since 100 years ago. It's a perfect place to hang out with your family since it has restaurants and hotels nearby.

You can also visit cute little shops and bars around. Access to the beach is very easy and you can enjoy walking on a sandy ground. Don't forget to get a chowder bowl to satisfy your appetite while you're there!

Sunset Bay State Park

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Another area where you can enjoy looking at the gorgeous view of the ocean while staying overnight is in Sunset Bay State Park. Located in Cape Arago Hwy, this is one of the most scenic Oregon beaches you can find.

The area of the beach is surrounded by sea cliffs. Explore the tide pools with your friends and family while waiting for the beautiful sunset. Its sandy beach, picnic tables, and campground will make your trip memorable.

A public restroom is also available, so you don’t have to worry about your bathroom business. The campground offers full hook-up facilities so it’s definitely going to be a unforgettable trip for you.

Bullards Beach State Park

Photo by K. Kendall via Flickr - Bullards Beach State Park

Located only 2 miles north of Bandon, Bullard Beach State Park is a family-oriented park where you can do family outing on the beach such as fishing and crabbing at the nearby river.

From the state park, you can ride a bike to the beach through grassy fields. An old lighthouse is available near the beach, which will make an aesthetic composition for your Instagram photo.

A horse camp is also available to visit as well, making your Oregon beaches tour more memorable.

Hug Point, Arch Cape

Photo by Jeff Hollett via Flickr - Hug Point, Arch Cape

Located only 5 miles south of Cannon Beach, Hug Point has beautiful scenery everywhere you look and interesting local history. When it’s low tide, you can go explore the caves around.

It also has a small waterfall that complement the scenic beauty of the area. You can climb the rocks as well to enjoy the gorgeous view from the top.

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