I must admit, despite living in Oregon all my life, it took me entirely too long to do a proper Oregon coast road trip — popping off at each of the quaint Oregon coast towns along the way.
Shame on me, right?
Luckily for me, this is a story of redemption because last spring I finally made the effort to partake in this “rite of passage” and it truly turned out to be the adventure of a lifetime.
My husband and I popped off at each of the coastal towns that line the salty sea and thought it’d be fun to rank the best of the best, from a local’s perspective.
Read on for everything you need to know about the best Oregon coast towns this lovely state has to offer — I hope you enjoy!
Quick Tip: Make sure to pack sunscreen! Here’s the sunscreen I’ve used for the past 6+ years, I discovered it in France and now buy it in bulk. You’ll never catch me without it!
Who am I and why can you trust me?
Fair question. I’m a lifelong Oregonian. I’ve been exploring Oregon my entire life. My childhood is freckled with memories of weekends spent at various Oregon coast towns. My mom was in love with the area and would drag us out most weekends in summer.
Admittedly when I was younger the voyage to the coast was anything but exciting. Two hours in the car with my fanatical siblings? I don’t know how she did it. But the effort was worthwhile because now that I’m older I find myself missing the Oregon Coast if I stay away too long.
Now as an adult, I visit the coast at least ten times a year and have discovered a plethora of charming Oregon coast towns worth a visit.
P.S. In addition to this list of the best towns at the Oregon coast, I’ve also drafted a list of the best hikes at the Oregon Coast (if you’re interested).
Where to stay at the Oregon coast: Several readers have reached out and asked about where to stay at the Oregon coast. I typically pop around, but if helpful, this is (by far) my favorite area to stay in while visiting the Oregon Coast.
Best Oregon Coast Towns
#16. Tillamook Bay
I’m going to start this list with one of my favorite Oregon coast towns. Anyone that has ever visited the Oregon coast probably knows why someone who spent their childhood in Oregon would love this place and it boils down two things: ice cream and cheese.
The Tillamook Cheese Factory is one of my favorite places in Oregon for nostalgia’s sake alone.
My parents used to bribe us with Tillamook ice cream to keep us calm during the 1.5 drive from Portland. “The first person to see the ocean gets the first ice cream cone” my mother would plead desperately.
It worked like a charm, we couldn’t see her cracking under the pressure of spending almost two hours in the car with 5 kids (don’t look at me, I’m just lucky enough to snatch the #2 spot).
One of my favorite things to do in Tillamook Bay is to rent a boat and go crabbing with good friends. We’ve done this a handful of times and I still can’t imagine a better way to spend a day at the Oregon coast.
If you’d like to stretch your legs, hike the epic Cape Lookout Trail.
Cape Lookout is arguably the most famous cape at the coast, so it’s only fitting that its home to one of the best hikes at the Oregon Coast as well. Cape Lookout juts an impressive 1.5 miles into the Pacific Ocean so you better believe the views from the lookout are some of the best on the entire coast!
If helpful, here’s a roundup of the best hotels in Tillamook Bay
#15. Coos Bay
Coos Bay is one of the coolest towns at the Oregon Coast. It’s perfectly charming, has plenty of restaurants and the locals are friendly. With more than 16,000 residents, Coos Bay is considered the largest city on the Oregon Coast.
The rich history of this shipbuilding town is evident, but its biggest draw is the natural beauty and ample outdoor recreation opportunities. It’s a very interesting area to explore because this is where the Coos River meets the Pacific Ocean and you definitely don’t get to see something like that every day.
The location of this charming Oregon coast town makes it a perfect gateway to the rugged and adventurous southern cost, which is ripe for exploration.
You won’t find a shortage of adventurous things to do in Coos Bay and will find everything from dunes, trails and state parks.
Roundup of the best hotels in Coos Bay
Best thing to do in Coos Bay
Cape Arago Lighthouse
The first two version of this lighthouse were built in in 1866 and 1908 but fell victim to erosion and bad weather. So the third version of this Oregon lighthouse is one of the newest kids on the block.
The lighthouse was decommissioned in 2006 since its services were deemed unnecessary and soon after, the Confederated Tribes of the Coos, Lower Umpqua, and Siuslaw Indians requested ownership of the lighthouse because the land belonged to them before European settlers claimed it for themselves.
Today this Oregon Coast lighthouse is not open to the public but it can be viewed from a distance. The best viewpoints, in my opinion, are found at Sunset Bay State Park.
Hike the John Dellenback Trial
Few know that the Oregon coast is home to the largest expanse of coastal sand dunes in the country (and one of the largest in the world).
As such, no list of the best things to do at the Oregon coast is complete without mentioning the epic John Dellenback Dunes Trail.
Explore this natural wonder for yourself by lacing up your favorite pair of hiking boots. Most of the accessible areas in the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area are constantly full of sand buggies but the Dellenback Dunes trail is an exception. It’s reserved exclusively for hikers.
This Oregon coast trail offers such a unique hiking experience because it takes you from the woods to soft sand dunes, through a forest and finally the ocean.
If you’re into jaw-dropping views of never-ending sand dunes along a pristine coastline overlooking the sea, then this is the perfect hike on the Oregon Coast for you. What’s more, solitude is possible to come by because this trail isn’t heavily trafficked.
#14. Rockaway Beach
If your ideal day at the Oregon coast doesn’t entail hordes of people peppered along the beach, may I suggest Rockaway Beach?
The best way to describe this gem is “a little Oregon Coast town with a big beach.” Because at the end of the day, you come here for the beach. Heck, the town is home to less than 1,500 residents, so amenities are limited but the plus side is the lack of crowds.
Quieter than its famous neighbor (looking at you, Cannon Beach) this is the place to go for a relaxing weekend catching up with old friends. Make sure to swing by Manhattan Beach State Recreation Site while you’re in the area.
If you’re into tide pools, clamming or simply sunbathing you’ll be hard-pressed to find a more peaceful Oregon coast town.
Roundup of the best hotels in Rockaway Beach
Brookings is a sleepy yet charming Oregon Coast town found a mere six miles from the California border. This is the southern-most coastal town in Oregon and it doesn’t get too many visitors. We’ve seldom run into crowds here, which is surprising because the natural bridges viewpoint is downright jaw-dropping.
With long stretches of sandy beaches and warmer weather than most other Oregon Coast towns, this is a great place to enjoy the breathtaking views of the Oregon Coast and stretch your legs by hiking the various trails. Harris Beach State Park is a great starting point!
When you’ve had your fill of nature, head towards town where cute pubs and breweries await you.
There’s a surprising amount of amenities for a town this size, but there’s two grocery stores and 10+ restaurants offering good food options.I recommend swinging by Zola’s on the Water for a quick bite before, if you’re hungry.
Roundup of best hotels in Brookings
Hiking the Natural Bridges Viewpoint Trail
If you find yourself at the south end of the Oregon Coast (right near the California-Oregon border), you would be mistaken to skip this easy Oregon hike that is great for all skill levels — assuming you stop at the viewpoint pictured above and don’t go down to the actual natural bridge.
In terms of beauty, the Natural Bridge Viewpoint Trail has to top the list of best hikes at the coast because of the jaw-dropping views. The best part? The hike is short (around half a mile).
From this viewpoint you will see the best of Oregon’s iconic coast — the exemplary rocky coastline and miles of old-growth forests. It’s downright breathtaking!
This Oregon Coast hike has grown in popularity thanks to Instagram. A lot of hikers choose to hike on top of the natural bridge pictured above but in my opinion the social trail is steep and dangerous and not worth the risk.
The quaint town of Neskowin has been able to skirt the commercialization taking most of the other Oregon Coast towns by storm. As such, both Neskowin Beach and town feel less crowded than other areas along the coast.
The beach itself is a sight to behold. Both Proposal Rock and the Ghost Forest. The Ghost Forest is comprised of 2000-year-old stumps from ancient Sitka spruce that spanned impressive heights of 200-feet. Meandering past the stumps makes for a memorable beach experience you won’t soon forget.
If you’re in an adventurous mood, strap on your hiking boots and take in the splendor of the vast Pacific Ocean from the Cascades Head trail, one of the BEST hikes at the Oregon Coast. If you’re looking for a shorter (heart-pumping) hike, climb Proposal Rock. Find the rope hanging down the side of the rock and make your way up for a unique vantage point.
If you’re an avid golfer then you’ve probably heard about the breathtaking 9-hole Neskowin Beach Golf Course, which offers striking views of the coast.
#11. Yachats | Central Oregon Coast Town
If you’re a sucker for natural wonders (me too!), Yachats is one of the best Oregon coast towns you can visit.
The glorious Cape Perpetua Scenic Area is hauntingly beautiful and the town itself has a small-town feel with friendly locals adamant about enjoying a slower pace of life.
While exploring this lovely coastal town, make sure you don’t miss lunch (or dinner) at Luna Sea — considered the BEST fish and chips on the Oregon Coast. After trying them first hand, I can confirm.
In fact, Will and I were tempted to drive out one random weekend for another meal at this restaurant — it’s that good.
If you’re a big fan of baked goods, Bread & Roses is a great spot for coffee and pastries, try not to miss that either.
#10. Manzanita | Northern Oregon Coast Town
Manzanita is smaller than the other Oregon Coast towns mentioned in this post, but what it lacks in size it makes up for in charm.
Lesser known that the more famous coastal beaches and towns, Manzanita is known for having less crowds and pleasant temperate weather most of the year.
Don’t leave this cute town without visiting Oswald West State Park, one of my favorite state parks in Oregon. The views of Nehalem Bay are downright breathtaking which is why Manzanita is home to some of my favorite hikes on the Oregon Coast.
Hike the Cape Falcon Trail
Sitting pretty in Oswald West State Park is the Cape Falcon Loop Trail is a breathtaking Oregon coast hike that passes through impressive vistas and takes you through a striking coastal forest before ultimately spitting you out at Cape Falcon which offers expansive breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean.
If you choose to detour to Short Sand Beach keep your eyes out for surfers! Adrenaline-fueled surfers flock to this beach for waves.
Best hotels in Manzanita, Oregon
#9. Bandon | Southern Oregon Coast Town
Bandon, Oregon is filled to the brim with creative locals that have turned this little coastal town into an alluring place for visitors and locals alike.
There’s so much to do (and learn), you can easily spend an entire weekend in Bandon and leave wanting more. The beach is marked by intriguing rock formations and jagged cliffs.
I suggest starting your day in Old Town Bandon, where fun little shops line the main street. If you’re visiting on a Friday or Saturday, make time to explore the old town marketplace where local artisans are eager to share their talents and crafts.
You can’t visit Bandon without taking the Beach Loop Drive and exploring Circles in the Sand. Both are bound to entertain you for hours. And if you love birding make a beeline for the Bandon Marsh National Wildlife Refuge where you can watch venerable falcons grace the sky.
Make sure to check out Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint as well, that’s another great spot for birding at the Oregon Coast.
Tip: Face Rock Creamery is a great option for lunch and ice cream. They make great sandwiches and a mean panini. Plus, the cheese is so good! But heads up — the ice cream portions are huge, I suggest splitting a single scoop between two people.
Roundup of the best hotels in Bandon, Oregon
#8. Florence | Central Oregon Coast Town
During our road trip through the Oregon Coast, Florence surprised us more than any other coastal town.
We couldn’t believe how quaint it felt — from the charming main street, called Bay Street, to the great dining options — we ended up staying an extra day because we found the town so alluring.
Oh, but don’t let me forget — the natural wonders in this area are something else! Make sure to swing by the Sea Lion Caves — the largest sea cave in America inhabited by sea lions (spring and winter are the best seasons to visit).
And make an effort to explore Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area — the largest expanse of coastal dunes in the country, and one of the largest temperate coastal sand dunes in the entire world.
Finally, make sure you swing by Heceta Head Lighthouse, the most photographed lighthouse in Oregon (for good reason).
Roundup of the best hotels in Florence, Oregon
#7. Lincoln City | Central Oregon Coast Town
Lincoln City never ceases to amaze, this stunning coastal town in Oregon has it all — phenomenal hiking, delicious restaurants, and plenty of outdoor adventure. It’s no wonder this popular Oregon coast town attracts crowds during the warm summer months.
The striking coastline is the biggest draw, make no mistake, but both Devil’s Lake is not to be missed. Especially if you love paddle boarding.
Visit Siletz Bay and you’ll know instantly why this is considered one of the most striking bays at the Oregon coast. A lot of locals love kayaking in the area so why not join in on the fun?
If you’re in the shopping mood, swing by the Lincoln City Outlets — you’re bound to find a deal or two.
Local’s Tip: The most beloved event at this great Oregon coast town is an annual event called Finders Keepers. Glass balls are hidden along the beach from October to May, awaiting to be discovered by lucky beach-goers. If you find it, you keep it.
Here’s the best hotels in Lincoln City, Oregon
Hike God’s Thumb
If you’re in the hiking mood, don’t miss the God’s Thumb hike. It’s arguably the best hike this close to the Pacific Ocean.
The steep cliff that juts out towards the sea is shaped like a giant thumb, earning the colorful moniker “God’s Thumb.” Note: None of the trail signs read “God’s Thumb” because this hike is officially known as “The Knoll.” Follow signs that lead toward The Knoll.
Knowing where to park your car is the most confusing part about this entire hike! Here’s coordinates to the closest parking lot. If that lot is full, your best bet — to avoid getting cited or towed — is to park at Road’s End State Recreation Site and walk along the road until you reach the trailhead.
The trail meanders through a dense spruce forest known for being extremely muddy after rainfall. Continue down the trail until you reach the God’s Thumb viewpoint and soak in the views before beginning the sharp ascent to the summit.
From the top, you’ll be rewarded with unparalleled breathtaking views of Oregon’s vast coastline and large stretches of Lincoln City. It’s an incredible experience, which is why this is easily one of the best hikes in Oregon!
Note: Good hiking boots are a must on this hike because the trail is steep and gets slippery even during dry days.
#6. Seaside | Northern Oregon Coast Town
Seaside may feel like a tourist trap to some, but as someone that grew up playing at Funland Seaside Arcade and enjoying one too many ice cream cones from Zingers Ice Cream, I think it’s a great spot to visit during a trip to the Oregon Coast.
This is also a great place for kids because there’s tons of family-friendly attractions to choose from, such as the Seaside Aquarium (where you can feed the seals) and the carousel at Seaside Carousel Mall.
History buff? The turnaround at Seaside is designated as the official end of the Lewis and Clark Trail — reason alone to visit. You’re stepping foot in history!
If you’re a beach bum, there’s plenty of space to branch out in the sand — you’re bound to see folks playing volleyball and kids coming down from a sugar high (the elephant ears from We’re All Ears cannot be missed!).
Roundup of the best hotels in Seaside
#5. Astoria | Northern Oregon Coast Town
Perhaps best known as the filming location for The Goonies, Astoria is not technically an Oregon coast beach town because it sits at the mouth of the Columbia River, but try telling that to a local.
Regardless of the technicality, nothing stops this gem from being one the most beloved and historic Oregon Coast beach towns. It’s also the oldest city in Oregon!
The town is chock-full of maritime history, so swing by the Columbia River Maritime Museum to get a better appreciation of the importance of the land.
While exploring Astoria, I suggest visiting Fort Clatsop, a replica of the winter encampment used during the Lewis & Clark expedition. The encampment was recreated using notes from the expedition journals, how cool is that?
After that, head over to Fort Stevens State Park (one of the prettiest state parks in Oregon) and swing by Buoy brewery before checking out the most iconic shipwreck on the Oregon coast — the wreck of Peter Iredale!
Interesting fact about Astoria: Astoria is where the Columbia River dumps into the Pacific Ocean. This is one of the most dangerous river bar crossings on the planet where waves can exceed a colossal forty feet in height. Can you imagine?
Roundup of the best hotels in Astoria
#4. Depoe Bay | Central Oregon Coast Town
Depoe Bay harbor is known as the smallest natural navigable harbor in the world. Often referred to as the whale watching capital of the Oregon coast, this lovely coastal town draws whales like clockwork from March through December.
Humpback whales, grey whales, orcas, and more can be viewed here along with a bevy of other sea life.
Whale sightings are all but guaranteed during the migrating season and there’s plenty of viewpoints to chose from! Check out the Whale Watch Center, hop on a charter boat or keep a distance from an observation deck.
Depoe Bay is also home to some beautiful waterfront hotels like the Channel House where one of our friends generously gifted us a stay and we absolutely LOVED it — can’t recommend it enough!
Roundup of the best hotels in Depoe Bay, Oregon
#3. Pacific City | Northern Oregon Coast Town
Of all the Oregon coast towns I’ve grown to love, Pacific City feels like the most peaceful beach town. But don’t get me wrong, it’s an outdoor enthusiast’s dream, especially if you enjoy surfing.
Visit Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area, one of the most beautiful places to watch a sunset and most popular areas to visit on the entire Oregon coast.
Pelican Brewery is great spot for a delicious brews and breathtaking views of the sea after a day exploring.
Best hotels in Pacific City, Oregon
#2. Newport | Central Oregon Coast Town
I spent many childhood weekends exploring the historic Bayfront in Newport.
The sea lions on the dock are always a hoot and there’s a plethora of fun shop to explore and new restaurants to discover.
If you’re into a little recreational crabbing there are several great docks to try your luck for some delicious Dungeness crabs.
Newport has become a rather desirable destination on the Oregon Coast, even featuring a Ripley’s Believe it or Not Museum, so you can almost always expect lively streets chock-full of chatty people.
In terms of restaurants, our favorite spot is Local Ocean Seafoods, located a bit further down from the bridge off of Bay Blvd.Check out Yaquina Head Lighthouse and pop off for a brew at Rogue Ales afterwards.
Roundup of the best hotels in Newport, Oregon
#1. Cannon Beach | Northern Oregon Coast Town
You better believe I’m saving the best for last — who wouldn’t want to visit Oregon’s most famous coastal town?
Cannon Beach is a mere 1.5-hour drive from Portland, which means it’s quite popular with both locals and tourists alike. Due to this Oregon coast town’s popularity, there’s plenty of hotels and restaurants to choose from.
But hard to blame anyone for flocking to this area– the iconic 235′ Haystack Rock has an appeal few can resist. Explore Haystack Rock at low tide for colorful starfish, abundant anemones, hermit crabs and tidepools.
If you’re into birding — you’ll see Tufted Puffins (so cool), pelicans, too many seagulls and a handful of Bald Eagles.
My favorite areas to explore near Cannon Beach are Ecola State Park and Hug Point State Park.
Not sure where to stay at Cannon Beach? Here’s the best hotels!
Things to Do at the Oregon Coast
- Go crabbing: Pick up a $10 permit, a crab net, a few chicken legs and spend a day crabbing at the Oregon coast!
- Go whale watching: Whale watching is a year-round activity at the Oregon coast, but your best chance of success occurs from March thru December.
- Explore ALL the lighthouses: There’s 11 lighthouses that pepper the Oregon coast — try to visit all of them! Here’s a complete list of all the lighthouses along the coast.
The Best Oregon Coast Towns (Post Summary)
In sum, here’s a quick overview of the best Oregon coast towns, based on firsthand experience.
- Lincoln City
- Depoe Bay
- Pacific City
- Cannon Beach
- Rockaway Beach
- Coos Bay
- Tillamook Bay
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Until next time,
Julie Bryan says
In Yachats, you must stop at the Adobe Hotel. Stop and read the story of how the Hotel came to be. The owner of the land along with his large family lives in one of the small rooms off of the hotel. The man and his family made by hand the Bricks that built the hotel. The story is posted on the walls of the hotel and restaurant lobby.
It is a beautiful story and couples who have celebrated their anniversary back when still go yearly to share that time and the family of the hotel. You won’t forget it even if you are going to eat lunch there.
Julie Bryan says
Another theme or story line. Is all the small towns that are gone and learn the history of how these towns disappeared. I watch several channels on YouTube and I have lived in Oregon since the 70s with a 33 year break while living in Washington State.
One Summer I took my 2 Children on a trip from Astoria to The Red Tree forest of California. I was living in Washington and would often tell stories of all the different places in Oregon to visit if they ever took a trip to the Oregon Coast. So my thought was travel 101from top to bottom and find the neatest places to visit like Mos and its history.
Back to an idea. There have been a lot of towns in Oregon that has all but disappeared except their stories. I hope you will check out the channels and decide for yourself, its worth the time. Good luck and have lots of fun.
Karen Lynn says
I have read many “best of Oregon Coast” stories. This one is typical in that people seem to forget the Southern Oregon Coast below Bandon. Langlois was settled by pioneers who arrived in wagons. Port Orford is beautiful albeit windy. Then Gold Beach with the Rogue River jet boats that take you up into the wild and scenic wilderness area. And ocean views to fulfill all your dreams. Continuing your way south you pass Hunter’s Creek and Pistol River before arriving in Brookings, the home of the Azalea Festival. All these little towns are part of Oregon’s history. Lastly, I hope you know that “Red Trees” are the incomparable Redwood Trees.
Vallie Lenzen-Debad says
Thank you for the love article. We missed our vacation in 2020 due to Pandemic. We totally missed our week in La Pone, Bend and Central Oregon camping + fishing. However we missed our annual trip staying once Marie at Umpqua ighthouse state park outside of Reedsport where there is elk viewing, crabbing fresh oysters and all those others little places you mentioned on the coast.
We do this every year in the fall. And the pandemic halted that after almost 40 years. Also like to go to special places in Wa and BC Canada where I met my husband. My soul has been missing for over a year now. Camping anywhere in Oregon is great.
I miss the wildlife, the birds and scenery of God’s country. I hope it is not ruined by visitors who were wrecking our trails + not picking up disposing their garbage. MINTING the beauty and appreciate what’s here for all of us to enjoy.
Matthew Stump says
Leaving Brookings off of this list is a tragedy.
Antonina Pattiz says
Great point! I will have to update the post. Don’t know how I missed that!
Winchester bay is pretty amazing for recreation! The whales come by, and the dunes and lakes are all gorgeous.
Arthur E Rubiera says
I can’t imagine why anyone would consider Seaside as a nice coastal town. It is all tourist, no thank you.
You should include Oceanside Oregon, and as mentioned already Brookings
David Isles says
I lived in Warrenton for years. We NEVER went anywhere on summer holiday weekends. We stayed home, did the 4th of July parade and bbq’d.
Obediah Wilson says
Your article was great and you could have mentioned the 50 best places to visit and I’m sure some opinionated Karen would have something sniveling to say about what was left out. I have explored Oregon and its many coastal towns and they all have something unique to offer. Keep up the good travel writing and come stay again soon!
Beach Granny says
While the towns/cities listed are fine and fun, most of these aren’t quaint or little. As an Oregonian living on the coast I was hoping for insider tips on the lesser known little towns one tends to bypass.
Beach Granny says
While the towns/cities listed are fine and fun, most of these aren’t quaint or little. As an Oregonian living on the coast I was hoping for insider tips on the lesser known little towns one tends to bypass.
I Would qualify Yachats, Manzanita and Depoe Bay as little and quaint. Definitely not Astoria, Lincoln City, Newport or Seaside, as these are 4 of the largest Oregon Coast cities. Bandon and Cannon Beach are both midsized towns.
I would highly recommend Neskowin if you’re going for quaint and small towns. It’s between Lincoln City and Pacific City – so you get a little bigger towns but Neskowin itself is adorable and quaint. The market is wonderful, Hawk Creek Café is delicious and so fun with their ice cream cart in the summertime, and every Saturday is a lovely farmer’s market!
Jennifer Wagner says
Brookings should have been #1. Hands down most beautiful beach in all of Oregon and best little coastal town in Oregon. I really can’t understand how it ended up dead last on the list. Weird…but probably a good thing so it stays the small beautiful hidden beach town it is.
Henry and Carol says
We are looking for a small town under 3,000 people where we can swim,collect shells, whale watch. We would like a small somewhat secluded town. Any suggestions.?
Waldport. Between Newport and Yachats.
Best Bakery – on the coast- Pacific Sourdough. Only open to public Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
Lynn Churchill says
I agree. Gold Beach is my favorite
This article was very interesting and informative ?
absolutely beautiful, so serene can’t wait to visit.
Susan Wentworth says
Thank you for not making Astoria number one. We are absolutely inundated with tourists. Although we love tourists, enough already! We have gridlock here in our tiny town of only 10k. Most Astorians avoid downtown like the plague due to the influx of tourists. Sad, that.
Amen to that I’ve lived between Cannon Beach and Westport since I was 10 years old I’m 64 now loved every minute of it
Sean G says
Great list. I would add the Shore Acres state park to the Coos Bay/North Bend itinerary. Especially during storm and whale seasons! The waves at the viewpoints are beyond amazing.
mary clark says
I think all of Oregon Coast is beautiful
But my favorite city in Oregon is Oregon City. Full of history and quirkiness.
janell Dixon says
As a Rockaway Beach resident I can say we’re definitely a small town, but #14?
Our 4th of July fireworks show and other events are the biggest around. What about Garibaldi?
Jake Jackson says
Thanks for the list I’m interested in moving from CA to the coast of Oregon and I will take a look at all the towns mentioned.
HERMIE URBANEK says
Been there, done that. I live in Montana (West) Flathead Lake, but Oregon has always fascinated me. I have horses, where would be a nice little place for me and my horses? Thanks for the info, it’s absolutely great!