Just west of the charming town of Tillamook and its cheese factory sits charming Oceanside, a small village home to beach getaways, a beautiful sandy shoreline, and easy access to the best attractions the Northern Oregon Coast has to offer.The hillsides over the ocean are dotted with beautiful beach houses, providing the lucky residents with panoramic views of the Pacific and the not-too-distant Three Arch Rocks National Wildlife Refuge.
An Oceanside, Oregon vacation rental nestles you just south of Cape Meares and the Cape Meares State Scenic Viewpoint, a park that includes hiking trails, a historic lighthouse, and old-growth Sitka spruces. The park is a stop-off point along the Three Capes Scenic Route, a 40-mile loop drive that showcases some of the most spectacular viewpoints, rocky cliffs, and undisturbed beaches on the scenic Oregon Coast.
The town of Oceanside offers its own beautiful stretch of sandy beach, with views of the Three Arch Rocks in the distance and some truly awe-inspiring wildlife viewing. The area is known as a refuge for puffins, bald eagles, peregrine falcons, and sea lions, plus seasonal whale-watching. For more active types, the beach and surrounding natural areas are perfectly suited for hiking, surfing, horseback riding, kayaking, and kite-flying.
While more of a quiet residential community than a bustling tourist destination, Oceanside does include a few local spots that visitors will greatly appreciate. Of course, a good Oregon Coast town will have a local coffee shop, and Oceanside's Brewin' in the Wind is a very good one. For nights (or mornings) when cooking in your beach house's full kitchen sounds like a chore, Roseanna's Cafe serves fresh seafood and homemade desserts.
Many weekenders stop in Tillamook, just twenty minutes from town, to stock up on groceries before settling into Oceanside's delightfully slower pace of life.
A coastal vacation rental in the quiet, peaceful beachfront community of Oceanside makes an excellent spot for a weekend getaway, but is also ideal as a home base for a longer Oregon Coast adventure. Oceanside is just over an hour from popular tourist towns to the north, such as the upscale boutiques of Cannon Beach and the souvenir shops along the Promenade at Seaside.
Heading south, Newport's waterfront attractions such as the Oregon Coast Aquarium are just over two hours away; within an hour and a half, visitors can reach the casinos of Lincoln City or quieter charm of Pacific City.
All the attractions of the Northern Oregon Coast are within easy reach, but returning to the peace and natural wonder of your Oceanside vacation rental makes for an unforgettable experience. Choose your favorite today!