Leave your worries behind and enjoy a serene escape surrounded by the natural wonders of the scenic Northern Oregon Coast when you stay in the quiet town of Arch Cape. Primarily a residential community, you won't find any souvenir shops or saltwater taffy here... and that's just the way that Arch Cape likes it! Those amenities are within easy reach, but the town itself feels much more remote and hidden away than its busier, more touristy counterparts. For reflection, romance, and a true sense of getting away from it all, one of our Arch Cape vacation rentals is the perfect choice for your next relaxing respite!
Where is Arch Cape, OR?
Arch Cape is a tucked-away hamlet, located approximately two miles south of the popular and iconic Cannon Beach. With Hug Point State Park to the north, Oswald West State Park to the south, and the Pacific Ocean to the west, Arch Cape allows you to truly experience Oregon's scenic side during your stay!
Although your temporary home away from home offers a quiet escape from city life, you'll find that modern conveniences, dining and shopping options, and a variety of attractions are located conveniently close by. Small and large towns dot the coastline so you'll find whatever it is that you're looking for without having to drive too far.
Things to Do in Arch Cape
Arch Cape prides itself on its quiet atmosphere, but you'll find plenty of ways to fill your days during your stay. For the lovers of the great outdoors, this charming town boasts an ideal location. Oswald West State Park offers a number of hikes for both experienced and novice explorers, ranging from the muddy climb up to panoramic Cape Falcon or an easy stroll to surfer-friendly Short Sands Beach. Hike down to Smuggler's Cove and the Devil's Cauldron, a popular surfing location. Manzanita View Point stands 600 feet above sea level and boasts some of the best views on the Oregon Coast!
Hug Point to the north is considered to be a more intimate destination, with a seasonal waterfall and portions of beach that are only accessible at low tide, making for a truly isolated Oregon coast experience! Explore the water a little closer up with a kayak tour on the North Fork of the Nehalem River or admire the views from afar, although make sure to bring your camera because you'll want to share the experience with friends and family back home.
Day Trips from Arch Cape
Although you won't find many dining options or larger shops in Arch Cape, all the commercial amenities that a vacationer could need are found just four miles north in Cannon Beach! Wine bars, art galleries, boutiques, and pizza parlors are nearby, but the weekend crowds remain behind as you return home to your peaceful rental in Arch Cape.
Continue heading north and you'll find yourself in the family-friendly city of Seaside. With an aquarium, Fun Center Arcade, indoor miniature golf, and bumper cars, both kids and guests who are young at heart will find it difficult to choose what to try first! Seaside is also known for its promenade, historic Lewis and Clark roundabout, and a public golf course.
The quieter town of Manzanita, only 10 miles away, offers a slower pace than Cannon Beach, but has amenities such as a pub, grocery store, and a few charming galleries and shops. Pick up some ingredients and then head back home to make a delicious homemade meal in the comfort of your vacation rental.
Serene and peaceful, Arch Cape is one of the Oregon Coast's best kept secrets! Whether you're looking for outdoor adventure or just a quiet weekend on a beautiful beach, this charming town has everything you'll need to soothe away the stresses of daily life. Pack your bags, invite your friends, and book today!