Garibaldi is a little bigger than most of the blink-and-you'll-miss-them towns that line Highway 101 along the Northern Oregon Coast, but not much. Despite its small size, however, an Oregon Coast vacation rental in this historic seaport has a lot to offer visitors. Some of the coast's freshest seafood, best fishing, and even killer karaoke can be found here in Garibaldi, assuming you know where to look.
A Garibaldi vacation rental is nestled between the fishing haven of Tillamook Bay and the evergreen-covered mountains of the Coast Range. Fishing is one of this port town's most popular activities, with tuna, halibut, and several species of salmon drawing professional and amateur enthusiasts alike. And it's not just fishing; during crabbing season, the docks and piers along the bay are dotted with locals monitoring their pots and traps. Visitors can rent all the gear necessary to catch a tasty dinner (including boats) at the Garibaldi Marina, or let someone else handle the navigation on a fishing charter.
For less effort and an equally delicious payoff, visit one of the delightfully crusty dockside fisheries for the freshest crab, oysters, and salmon possible. Bay Ocean Seafood is a good place to start for both prepared and ready-to-cook offerings. A few miles south, the Fish Peddler restaurant inside the Pacific Oyster processing facility in Bay City is a must-visit for seafood lovers. Watch the expert shuckers move oysters along the busy production line before settling into one of the freshest plates of seafood the Oregon Coast has to offer. For something a little different, venture out from your cozy cottage to Garibaldi's Ghost Hole Public House offers a casual atmosphere for enjoying a cold pint, and on Saturdays, some very unexpected karaoke action.
Our Garibaldi vacation rentals are located near a number of the Northern Oregon Coast's most popular destinations. The picturesque beaches near Twin Rocks and Rockaway Beach are is just five minutes north, or head south to explore the scenic viewpoints and historic lighthouses along the Three Capes Scenic Route. Tillamook, with plenty of dining, shopping, and the Tillamook Cheese Factory is just ten minutes east. Within an hour from Garibaldi, visitors to the coast can stroll the Promenade at Seaside or browse the boutiques in Rockaway Beach. Plus, Garibaldi is just over an hour and a half from Portland and Salem. That's well worth it for the oysters alone.