Find Your Ideal Oregon Coast Vacation Destination

Not sure where to stay on your next trip to the Oregon coast? Check out this short article to figure out the best vacation spot for you and your needs!

We get it. Choosing your next vacation destination can be tricky. Will my kids enjoy it? Will the grandparents have things to do? Will I be able to actually relax on this trip? Will there be enough food options for everyone to eat what they like? Here is a short guide to helping you choose your next Oregon coast destination, whether it’s next week or next summer!

Looking for a place the whole family can enjoy? Coming down from Washington state to the Oregon coast but don’t want to drive longer than necessary? Do you love walking the boardwalk on your vacations? Look no further than Seaside, Oregon! Seaside offers fun for everyone, with a boardwalk full of stores, food, and entertainment. Close to the border of Washington, you and your family can spend more time on the beach rather than in the car. Check out these 3 gorgeous vacation rentals we offer guests in Seaside!

Anja’s Retreat – Beach access house, sleeps 8 with 4 bedrooms and 2 baths

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Anja’s Retreat in Seaside, Oregon

Edgewood Escape – House, sleeps 12 with 5 bedrooms and 3 baths, pet friendly

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Edgewood Escape in Seaside, Oregon

Seashell Beach House – Beach access house, sleeps 6 with 2 bedrooms and 1 bath, pet friendly

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Seashell Beach House in Seaside, Oregon

Do you enjoy a quieter pace? Do you long for a view or a beach backyard? Do you enjoy walking rather than driving to get around town? Rockaway Beach may be the ideal vacation destination for you! Almost everything you’ll need on your trip is
located on both the west and east sides of Hwy 101! Many of our homes offer a view from the cliffs or you can opt for an oceanfront home with immediate beach access right through the back door! Check out these 3 gorgeous homes in Rockaway Beach below!

The Lighthouse – Oceanview house, sleeps 10 with 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths, pet friendly

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The Lighthouse in Rockaway Beach, Oregon

Sand Dune – Oceanfront house, sleeps 6 with 3 bedrooms and 2 baths

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Sand Dune in Rockaway Beach, Oregon

Spirit in the Sky – Oceanview house, sleeps 6 with 2 bedrooms and 2 baths

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Spirit in the Sky in Rockaway Beach, Oregon

Are you looking for a location packed full of nightly entertainment? How about miles of beach with glass floats just waiting to be found and kept? Do you enjoy trying new restaurants? Lincoln City is the vacation location for you! Chinook Winds Casino is a great place to hit the slots or catch a concert or comedy act! You’ll also have tons of new and exciting restaurant choices while staying in Lincoln City, from seafood to Thai to burgers! Starting in mid October and ending in late May is the annual Finders Keepers event! Head out to the beach every day during these months for your chance to find your very own glass float on the Oregon coast to bring back home with you. Make sure to check out these 3 vacation rentals available in Lincoln City!

Pacific Crest – Oceanview house, sleeps 10 with 4 bedrooms and 3 baths

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Pacific Crest in Lincoln City, Oregon

Pacific Palace – Oceanview house, sleeps 12 with 4 bedrooms and 4.5 baths

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Pacific Palace in Lincoln City, Oregon

Sea Cliff Cottage – Oceanfront house, sleeps 7 with 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths

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Sea Cliff Cottage in Lincoln City, Oregon

Do you love sea life? Do you enjoy trying new beers? Do you have a passion for photography? Come down to Newport on your next vacation to the coast then! The Rogue brewing company and the Oregon Coast Aquarium are right across the street from one another in Newport, right next to the Yaquina Bay Bridge! You’ll be able to hit 3 great vacation spots all in one go in Newport! There are also plenty of new restaurants to try out while you’re down here with the whole family! Here are 3 beautiful vacation homes to check out in the Newport area!

B by the Sea – Oceanfront house, sleeps 9 with 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths

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B by the Sea in Newport, Oregon

Beverly Beach Overlook – Oceanview house, sleeps 8 with 3 bedrooms and 3 baths

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Beverly Beach Overlook in Newport, Oregon

Ocean Watch at Surfland – Oceanfront house, sleeps 12 with 4 bedrooms and 2.5 baths

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Ocean Watch at Surfland in Newport, Oregon

Are you trying to get as far away from home as possible? Do you enjoy a quieter area with gorgeous views of the Pacific? Are you traveling with a party of 8 or less and a dog? Yachats may be the place for you! Yachats is the farthest you can get from Portland with Oregon Beach Vacations and is also a quaint location for vacation rentals! You will find that this area is much less crowded during the summer than Lincoln City, Newport, or Seaside! Check out these 3 beautiful homes located in Yachats!

Dream Sea Chalet – Mountain view house, sleeps 8 with 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths, pet friendly

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Dream Sea Chalet in Yachats, Oregon

Oceanside Beach Cottage at Yachats – Oceanview house, sleeps 4 with 1 bedroom and 1 bath

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Oceanside Beach Cottage at Yachats in Yachats, Oregon

Seaside Walk – Oceanfront house, sleeps 8 with 3 bedrooms and 4 baths, pet friendly

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Seaside Walk in Yachats, Oregon

5 Couple’s Retreats – Oregon Coast

Searching for a beautiful home this fall just for the two of you? Planning an anniversary to the Oregon coast but don’t need all that extra space that most vacation rentals offer? Check out these 5 gorgeous homes with room for 2 to 4 guests! A few are even pet friendly, and perfect for bringing the pups on your getaway to the coast this fall! Have your best couple’s getaway yet with Oregon Beach Vacations!

1. Agate Beach Cottage at Meritage – This beautiful townhouse in Newport with an ocean view has one bedroom and two baths and can accommodate up to four guests. If you’re looking for a couple’s retreat, this home is perfect for you! This stylish and classy vacation home has the most beautiful view of the Oregon Coast! You’ll want to come back again and again! Book today!

 

Agate Beach Cottage at Meritage in Newport, Oregon
Agate Beach Cottage at Meritage in Newport, Oregon

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10 Pet Friendly Vacation Homes

Finding a beautiful vacation home for 4 or more guests and a dog can sometimes be a challenge. Here at Oregon Beach Vacations, we want you to get the most out of your precious vacation time without the stress of figuring out what to do with the pups. Check out these ten beautiful dog friendly vacation rentals on the Oregon coast, and have your best vacation yet!

1. Barry’s Fishing Peer – This gorgeous home located in Garibaldi is perfect for 8 guests and 2 dogs with 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths! A fenced in yard is available to keep an eye on both the pups and the children, while also enjoying a beautiful view of the Pacific from the deck. You’ll have the time of your life here at Barry’s Fishing Peer! You can even rent out the adjoining building, Rick’s Fishing Peer, for more guests! Book today!

Barry's Fishing Peer in Garibaldi, Oregon
Barry’s Fishing Peer in Garibaldi, Oregon

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10 Storm Watching Homes – Oregon Coast

Storm season is finally upon us, and that means getting the best seat in the house to watch the Pacific ocean get swept about while waves crash against the Oregon coast and lighting and thunder spread across the grey skies! If you’re searching for a vacation rental with the best views of Oregon winter storms, look no further! We’ve listed ten beautiful homes for you to explore with your family this winter season! Stay safe and dry with Oregon Beach Vacations! Click on a photo to book or get more information on the home you’re interested in!

1. Bay Echo – Nestled right in front of Hwy 101, right across from Depoe’s Bay Spouting Horn, is Bay Echo. This beautiful townhouse is perfect for catching Oregon’s winter storms, along with giving you the best seat in the house for witnessing the sprays of water coming off the Spouting Horn at high tide. With two bedrooms and two baths, this vacation rental is perfect for 8 guests!

View of Spouting Horn from Bay Echo - Depoe Bay
View of Spouting Horn from Bay Echo – Depoe Bay

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Finders Keepers – Lincoln City, Oregon

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It’s that time of the year again! Finders Keepers, an annual event that occurs on the beach in Lincoln City, is back! We’ve got plenty of beachfront homes available for you to stay in while you scour the coastline looking for your own glass float to bring home!

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4 Restaurants to Try – Lincoln City

When you stay at an oceanfront vacation rental in Lincoln City, make sure to check out the amazing food offered here in town! Lincoln City offers all sorts of unique restaurants to give you and your family the variety you’re seeking while staying on vacation! Enjoy the food while staying on the Oregon coast with Oregon Beach Vacations!

Lo Mein with chicken and vegetables
Lo Mein with chicken and vegetables

1. Momiji Express – Snuggled in the Lincoln City Outlets, this Chinese/Japanese restaurant will delight the senses of everyone in your group. They have amazing sushi, noodle, and rice dishes for everyone to enjoy. The portions are huge here, so why not order a few different dishes for your group and then help yourself to a little bit of everything! With fantastic and friendly service, you’re going to love Momiji Express!

Menu at Hwy 101 Burger
Menu at Hwy 101 Burger

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3 Scenic Views – Lincoln City Area

If you’re looking for a good hike while you’re on vacation in Lincoln City, make sure to check out the following locations. They are all within a 40 minute drive or less and offer beautiful views of the Oregon coastline!

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The view from the Knoll of Roads End

The Knoll – Located in Roads End, just north of Lincoln City, is a grassy hill that overlooks the Pacific Ocean and Roads End, along with Lincoln City and Devil’s Lake. This beautiful patch of land can be discovered by hiking up a steep hill. It’s completely worth the sore calves when you see the view. Make sure to bring water, a snack, and your camera to capture the glory from this little spot of land in Roads End! Continue reading 3 Scenic Views – Lincoln City Area

4 Places to Fall in Love with in Newport

Devil's Punch Bowl
Devil’s Punch Bowl

If you’re vacationing in Newport this fall, there are four places that you have to check out. Bonus? They’re all inexpensive or free! If you and your family love spending time outdoors and exploring what the natural Oregon coast has to offer, come check out the following attractions: The Hatfield Marine Science Center, Donald A. Davis Park, Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area, and Devil’s Punch Bowl State Park. All of these places are within minutes of your vacation rental in Newport, South Beach, and even fairly close to Depoe Bay.

The Hatfield Marine Science Center is the perfect place for young scientists to explore and learn about the natural life surrounding the ocean and the animals that inhabit it’s deep watery recesses. The people at the Hatfield Marine Science Center will help you learn all about sustainable fishing, tidal pools, erosion, and much more. Outside of the center, look for whales and other marine animals, or watch the sunset as it settles over the Pacific. Located at 2030 SE Marine Science Dr in Newport, Oregon, you can walk down to the beautiful Yaquina Bay Bridge and take amazing photos of the waterfront or get food and drinks at Rogue Ale’s Brewery while you’re waiting for your group to exit the center.

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Solar Eclipse – Oregon – August 2017

Government Point - Depoe Bay
Government Point – Depoe Bay

The total solar eclipse, happening on Monday, August 21st 2017, has been a topic of interest for many years. It’s presumed to be the most viewed eclipse ever, in part due to blogs like this. It’s also happening during the summer, with optimal viewing areas from many large cities across the United States. The best part about this upcoming eclipse? It’s going to be starting right here in Oregon, just two minutes north of Depoe Bay at the Boiler Bay Scenic Viewpoint Area, also known as Government Point.

At precisely 10:15:56.5 AM PDT, you’ll want to be in this exact location to watch the solar eclipse begin. Bring some snacks and cold drinks while you wait, along with sunscreen. Seeing as it will be August, summer will be in full swing and you’ll be thankful for the refreshments. Look around you before the solar eclipse is set to happen. In the sky surrounding you, you’ll be able to witness a sunset in every direction, because that is essentially what’s happening with the solar eclipse. If you are prone to light sensitivity, see about picking up some Mylar eclipse glasses or a #14 welder’s glass to witness this amazing event with comfort. Also, and maybe this goes without saying, but hit the restroom before the big event so you’re sure to catch the entire thing!

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Hiking Cascade Head – Otis, Oregon

The top of Cascade Head overlooking Otis, Oregon. You can even see Lincoln City from here.
The top of Cascade Head overlooking Otis, Oregon. You can even see Lincoln City from here.

If you’re staying at one of our Oregon beach vacation homes this summer and looking for a tough but beautiful hike to go on, why not check out Cascade Head in Otis! Just 25 minutes north of Lincoln City, this beautiful hike takes you through thick forest on a well marked path until you finally reach Cascade Head, a beautiful hilltop covered with long grasses and colorful flowers with views for miles in every direction.

Flowers and tall grass on Cascade Head
Flowers and tall grass on Cascade Head

You’re going to want to bring a water bottle with you for this hike and possibly a light snack too. Don’t forget your camera to take plenty of photos and videos of your long trek through the woods and to record the impressive views from the top of Cascade Head! Continue reading Hiking Cascade Head – Otis, Oregon