Coast Oregon Adventure Travel Guide

  • Pacific City
  • Pacific City
  • Pacific City
  • Pacific City
  • Pacific City
  • Pacific City
  • Pacific City
  • Pacific City
 

A Little Ocean Getaway Off Busy 101 Highway.

In an area once known as a thriving fishing port, center for farming, and dairy industry, Thomas Malaney platted the town of Ocean Park in 1893. The town gained its modern name of Pacific City in 1909 to avoid confusion with a Washington town also called Ocean Park. By the 1920s, when fish (mostly salmon) became depleted by overfishing and the business less profitable, tourism became the mainstay of the local economy. Less than two hours from Portland (and even less from Salem) it has been a special getaway place for generations. Pacific City is casual, low-key and quiet, but still manages to have all the amenities and lots of stuff to do. Perhaps that's the inspiration for their motto: "Pacific City, Oregon, It just doesn't get any better than this."

Pacific City Beach Access...

Pacific City has three beaches. In the south is Bob Straub Park - which is the best place to explore the sand spit created by the Big Nestucca (access is pedestrian only). In the middle, Pacific Aveneue (after crossing the bridge) is used mainly by pedestrians, but 4X4 vehicles are welcome to climb the dunes for beach access. Lastly, The most popular is the Cape Kiwanda at the most northern end of town. There you will find easier access for vehicles. This is also where you will find the Cape Kiwanda Marine Gardens with tidal pools and interesting sandstone formations.  The ramp from the parking lot down to the water should be easy access for handicapped and wheelchairs.

Lots To Do...

Dining and Accommodations...

Generally, national chains have largely passed by Pacific City. But there are many charming and picturesque restaurants, cafes, bistros to dine at and several independent, hotels, motels, inns, and B&Bs to stay in to accommodate every budget.   It's a casual and family-friendly and hospitable town. See our recommendations.

 

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Pacific City, Oregon Lodging Recommendations:


Vacasa Vacation Rentals of Pacific City, OR
Vacasa Vacation Rentals of Pacific City, OR

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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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Inn at Cape Kiwanda
Inn at Cape Kiwanda

888-965-7001
33105 Cape Kiwanda Drive
Pacific City, OR 97135

A luxury boutique hotel at scenic Cape Kiwanda. 35 deluxe guest rooms feature private balconies with beautiful views of the Pacific Ocean and Haystack Rock, cozy gas fireplaces, plush pillow-top beds with feather pillows, CD players, flat-screen LCD TVs, DVD players, plus many other top-of-the-line amenities.


The Craftsman Bed & Breakfast, Pacific City
The Craftsman Bed & Breakfast, Pacific City

503-965-4574
35355 4th Street
Pacific City, OR 97135

Located in the heart of Pacific City, an award winning B&B built in 1921 and renovated in 2005 to include modern comforts and conveniences. Marvel at the details of the Craftsman era that went into the renovation of one of Pacific City’s oldest homes. In the spirit of our 1921 B&B, we do not have televisions or radios to make for a simple escape from the chaos of "the city" or to celebrate a special or a memorable romantic event. We do not allow children under 18 unless the whole house is booked by a family.  Everything in town is within walking distance. Park your car, relax and unplug.


Cape Kiwanda RV Resort & Market Place
Cape Kiwanda RV Resort & Market Place

503-954-6235
33305 Cae Kiwanda Drive
Pacific City, OR 97135

Family owned and operated for over 43 years, and located directly across from Cape Kiwanda State Park and Recreation Area. Offers full service RV hookups, completely furnished modern cottages, rustic camping cabins, and tenting. Amenities include indoor heated pool, spa, exercise room, free wifi, clubhouse, and coin operated laundry. Also enjoy visiting our Marketplace to find fresh local seafood, apparel, groceries, gifts, homemade fudge, and espresso. Doryland Pizza is also on site.


The Inn at Pacific City
The Inn at Pacific City

503-965-6366
35215 Brooten Road
Pacific City, OR 97135

 A classic Mom and Pop business located in the heart of town, just five blocks from the ocean and just over a mile from Cape Kiwanda and Haystack Rock. A16 unit motor lodge is conveniently located within walking distance to shopping, dining, real estate offices, airport, and the famous Nestucca River. Whether seeking a good night’s rest at a reasonable rate, or a camper escaping the rain, the welcome mat is out for you.

 

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