Tiny Tierra del Mar is a residential beach community nestled between Cape Lookout and Cape Kiwanda, removed from the hustle of the highway but still close to all the amenities a vacationer could need. For solitude and scenery, there are few Oregon Coast vacation rental destinations more ideal along the Northern Coast. It's been described as "old-school Oregon Coast"... no coffee shops, no saltwater taffy, just a few lucky residents and a stretch of beautifully deserted beach.
While Tierra del Mar itself is quite small and offers few services, comparatively bustling Pacific City is less than ten minutes away. Sip a cold pint at the award-winning Pelican Pub & Brewery, or enjoy a more upscale meal at the Delicate Palate Bistro. Window shopping, surf rentals, and even hang-gliding lessons are all available in the charming beach town. Tillamook's larger selection of dining and shopping is only 35 minutes away, and it's a good stopping point to stock up on groceries before retreating to the solitude of the coast. For a little more excitement, Lincoln City's nightlife, outlet malls, and casino are just 45 minutes south, and the popular destinations of Cannon Beach and Seaside are about an hour and a half north.
The area surrounding your Tierra Del Mar vacation rental is full of outdoor activities and can't-miss scenery. The Three Capes Scenic Drive winds through town, and makes for an excellent way to spend the day. The loop takes you through the state parks positioned at each cape, with short hikes leading to panoramic ocean views, historic lighthouses, and some of the tallest heritage trees in the state. The shoreline itself is rarely crowded, making it excellent for beach combing, flying kites, surfing, and even driving your car, which is legal along this stretch of sand.
A cozy and charming Tierra del Mar vacation rental sits less than two hours from Portland, and just under ninety minutes from Salem. It's a hidden secret along the Northern Oregon Coast, and a dream come true for those seeking peace and quiet.