Coast Oregon Adventure Travel Guide

  • Gearhart
  • Gearhart
  • Gearhart
  • Gearhart

A Place to Relax by the Sea, and Then Some.

A Charming and Sleepy little Town that Harbors a Serious Golf Mecca

Tucked between Seaside and Warrenton, Gearhart is one of the oldest beach communities on the Oregon Coast. Its streets are lined with beautiful old homes, with a mix of permanent and summer residents. There are boutiques on its main street where you can buy artwork, postcards and small gifts, and a number of regionally renowned restaurants call Gearhart home, but it remains largely uncommercialized. However, the real hidden treasure here is for golfers.

The Oldest Golf Course West of the Mississippi...

The Gearhart Golf Links course, which opened in 1892 as three holes strewn across the sand dunes, is the oldest course in the northwest and arguably in the Western United States. Today the golf course is 6,300 yards from the Back Tees, 5922 from the Middle Tees, and 5154 yards from the Forward Tees.  If you're a true golf enthusiast/historian, you'll simply love the flavor. Annual memberships are available, but you don't have to be a member to play golf here! There is also the McMenamins "Sandtrap" Pub and a Pro Shop on the premises.

As for Beaches...

Several "ideal" beaches are close by for those looking for clean sand, beach play, picnicking, and great kite flying conditions. The sunsets can be spectacular too - so bring your camera. The Gearhart Beach entrance allows vehicle access to the beach. You can drive as far North as Warrenton, and as far south as the Pacific Way beach.

Dining and Accommodations

There are dining establishments for most tastes and budgets in Gearhart as well as a number of hotels and motels (both national chain and excellent independently operated) to choose from. But a hands-down favorite is the Gearhart by the Sea Resort for its close proximity to Gearhart Golf Links.


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Spending time in an Oregon Coast vacation home is the perfect way to experience this spectacular region, from cooking freshly-caught crab in your own kitchen to relaxing in a luxurious oceanfront hot tub! The hardest choice may be deciding which bustling coastal town or quiet oceanside neighborhood to call home during your visit.

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Gearhart by the Sea Resort
Gearhart by the Sea Resort

1157 North Marion
Gearhart, OR 97138

Gearhart by the Sea Resort invites you to enjoy a spectacular ocean-front vacation. Walk for miles on Oregon's beautiful beaches. Play Golf at the Gearhart Links, located conveniently across the street, as is the Kelly House which houses the Pro Shop, and McMenamins "Sandtrap" Pub.

Gearhart Ocean Inn
Gearhart Ocean Inn

(503) 738-7373
67 N Cottage Ave
Seaside, OR 97138

Offering a blend of old-fashioned touches and modern conveniences. A restored local landmark with twelve New England-style attached cottages, located in the heart of town. One and two bedroom suites and King & Queen studios. Each unit also has an efficiency or full kitchen and complimentary WiFi. 67 N Cottage Ave, Seaside, OR 97138. (503) 738-7373.


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