Exploring Cape Lookout, Oregon

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Viewing the Oregon coast from the Cape Lookout Trail!

Looking for a new place to explore while visiting the Oregon coast this summer? Why not head out to Cape Lookout, just north of Pacific City and south of Netarts! This hike is easy and beautiful but requires hiking boots after a big storm or a couple days of straight, unrelenting rain on the coast. Otherwise, normal tennis shoes are just fine.

Small children are not recommended for this hike as there are no railings and several areas of steep cliff overlooking the Pacific. If they are young enough to be carried on your back, please feel free to do so! Of course, this is up to your best judgment! Dogs are more than welcome to go on this hike with you but must be leashed at all times.

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You can even see Netarts from this hike!

There are three hikes that can be found here at Cape Lookout. The South Trail, the North Trail, and the Cape Lookout Trail. The hike out to Cape Lookout is 2.4 miles long, 5 miles round trip, and can take between 1 and 2 hours to reach. The path is fairly narrow, with tree roots covering a majority of the pathway. The ground is moderately level, but has periods of incline and decline.

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The end of the road at Cape Lookout!

You’ll know you’ve reached the end when you hit sea, a bench to relax on, and nowhere else to go but the way you came! Congratulations! You just walked 2.4 miles and gained 930 feet in elevation! Feel free to bring a small lunch or snack to enjoy at Cape Lookout before heading back.

Cape Lookout Trail
Be careful when looking over the side of these steep cliffs!

Please note that there are no restrooms on the trail or at the end of trail. There is a port-a-potty at the beginning of the trail in the parking lot. Additional parking for this trail can be found off of the main road, on the shoulders.

Cape Lookout is a very popular trail, so expect to see lots of other people, with breathtaking views of the coastline, the Pacific, and Haystack Rock in Pacific City! You might even catch a glimpse of some migrating whales, or other sea life!

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Enjoy the hike and the gorgeous views that come with it!

Here’s how to get there:

Travel to Pacific City if you’re coming from down south. From here, turn left from Brooten Road at the stop sign onto Pacific Aveune, then right onto Cape Kiwanda Drive at the stop sign. Continue along this road until you reach a 3 way intersection. Continue straight. At the next 3 way intersection, turn left onto Cape Lookout Road. Continue on this road until you see the sign for Cape Lookout. Park in the parking lot or along the shoulder.

If you’re coming from the north, travel south along Highway 101 until you hit Sandlake Road. Continue straight until you reach a 3 way intersection. Continue straight until you reach the sign for Cape Lookout. Park in the parking lot or along the road on the shoulders.

You can also travel south from Tillamook by taking 3rd Street and turning left onto Netarts Highway West, then left onto Whiskey Creek Road which turns into Cape Lookout Road West. Look for the Cape Lookout sign and park in the parking lot or on the shoulder.

If you’re in Oceanside or Netarts, travel down 131 to Netarts Bay Drive until it turns into Cape Lookout Road West. Look for the Cape Lookout sign and park in the parking lot or on the shoulder.

Book Through Us and Save Big on your Oregon Beach Vacation!

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Most people believe that booking hotels, vacation rentals, and more through third party websites such as Homeaway, VRBO, and Booking.com actually help you save money. The opposite is actually true.

Booking with us at oregonbeachvacations.com is your cheapest, and often easiest, choice. This is because third party websites require hidden fees for booking through them. These fees are disguised as booking fees, which Oregon Beach Vacations doesn’t charge when you book directly through us. These fees often go unnoticed by guests, but can lead to annoyance and frustration when they are noticed.

Booking directly through Oregon Beach Vacations ensures the best possible customer service, from people with knowledgeable information about the rentals and area, allowing you to get the most up to date information relating to your future rental and vacation on the Oregon coast. You’ll have oncall maintenance and office staff working around the clock to make sure you get what you need when you need it, along with friendly and understanding managers at both of our office locations in Lincoln City and Seaside.

You’re also guaranteed the lowest fees and rates, no extra fees for using credit cards, no additional cleaning fees, a low deposit fee, and a liberal cancellation policy. Alongside this, you’ll help tell Google that oregonbeachvacations.com is the site that visitors should use most often to book their rentals.

Booking online with us is simple, fast, and efficient, saving you money you didn’t even know you’d be spending elsewhere. You can even call in and speak to a live representative if you’re unsure of how to book or have questions about any of our beatitful vacation rentals. So what are you waiting for? Book with Oregon Beach Vacations today! The coast is calling!

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Handicap Accessible Homes from Oregon Beach Vacations

We currently have 9 vacation homes with handicap accessibility here at Oregon Beach Vacations! Choose your favorite, and book today!

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Heron’s View at Bridgeport in Seaside, Oregon

Heron’s View at Bridgeport – Seaside, Condo, riverfront, sleeps 6 with 2 bedrooms and 2 baths – This modern and ocean themed handicap condo is perfect for guests who want to be near the river and near the fun! You’ll find that you and your 5 guests will have plenty of space to move around in this luxury condo located in Seaside! And if you’re coming down from Washington, your drive will be that much shorter! There is also a fitness room located at this vacation rental for all of our guests to enjoy!

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Michael’s Beach Place @ Shoreline Ridge in Newport, Oregon

Michael’s Beach Place @ Shoreline Ridge – Newport, condo, oceanfront, sleeps 7 with 3 bedrooms and 3 baths – This beautiful oceanfront condo is handicap accessible and located on the 2nd floor of Shoreline Ridge in Newport. Newly renovated with all modern appliances, you and your 6 guests can enjoy views of the Pacific Ocean in style and comfort! You’ll even have grand views of the Yaquina Head Lighthouse and Cape Foulweather! Whether you’re into storm watching during the winter, or sunset gazing during the long summer nights, you and your family will love Michael’s Beach Place @ Shoreline Ridge!

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The Oceanfront Overlook in Newport, Oregon

The Oceanfront Overlook – Newport, condo, oceanfront, sleeps 4 with 2 bedrooms and 3 baths – This handicap condo offers breathtaking views of Yaquina Head Lighthouse and is only a few blocks north of the timeless Nye Beach area of Newport! You’ll be able to access not only the beach, but wonderful shops and restaurants in a less than 10 minute walk. Enjoy this beautiful view in both the summer and winter months!

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Om Home in Gleneden Beach, Oregon

Om Home – Gleneden Beach, house, oceanfront, sleeps 8 with 3 bedroom and 2 baths, pet friendly – This gorgeous 3 story handicap home offers a fantastic view of the Pacific Ocean! It even comes with a built in elevator for guest use, making this home perfect for wheelchairs! Enter the home on the bottom floor and head to the elevator for easier access! You’ll find 2 bedrooms and a bathroom on the second floor, while the kitchen, living, and another bedroom and bathroom are located on the top floor. You’ll also have a deck right outside the dining room to watch the sunset from, or head back down to the second floor to play in the backyard with the puppies and kids!

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Promenade Deck in Depoe Bay, Oregon

Promenade Deck – Depoe Bay, condo, oceanfront, sleeps 6 with 3 bedrooms and 3 baths – This oceanfront handicap condo is so close to the shoreline, you won’t know where land ends and the sea begins from this beautiful rental! With an elevator to get you to your room safely and easily, you and your 5 guests will love the views from this beautiful condo on the Oregon coast! Whether you’re into storm watching or would rather catch a beautiful sunset, you’ll be able to see it all from this condo!

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Sand Dollar in Seaside, Oregon

Sand Dollar – Seaside, house, ocean view, sleeps 12 with 4 bedrooms and 2 baths, pet friendly – The promenade in Seaside is just a house away from this beautiful handicap home, while Aquarium and downtown Seaside are just a few blocks away. You’ll have a beautiful ocean view from this home to share not only with your 11 other guests, but your pups as well!

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Steve’s Getaway in Seaside, Oregon

Steve’s Getaway – Seaside, house, beach access, sleeps 10 with 4 bedrooms and 3 baths – With a wheelchair accessible ramp, this home can easily get your handicapped loved ones through the front door and into a beautiful and large vacation rental! You’ll also be a short ten minutes away from downtown Seaside, where food, shops, and fun await! If you’re coming down from Washington, you’ll find the drive shorter and more relaxing!

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The Tides Inn in Lincoln City, Oregon

The Tides Inn – Lincoln City, house, beach access, sleeps 14 with 4 bedrooms and 3.5 baths – This gorgeous, specially built home in Lincoln City offers a beautiful ocean view from the top deck of this home! With 3 floors, you and your family will have plenty of space to call your own on your vacation. You’ll even have your own private sauna on the bottom floor. A wheelchair accessible bedroom is located on the main floor with a fully accessible bathroom adjoined! You’ll love the beautiful setup of the unique home. It even has a pipe running through the center of the house acting as a laundry shoot, so guests on the top and middle floors can simply drop their laundry into the laundry room with ease!

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Waters Edge 407 in Lincoln City, Oregon

Waters Edge 407 – Lincoln City, Condo, bay front, sleeps 6 with 2 bedrooms and 1 bath – This top floor condo at the Waters Edge Complex sports a fantastic view of the Siletz Bay to the south and the Pacific Ocean to the west! Waters Edge has an elevator for guests to reach this floor and it also offers a handicap friendly layout in room 407. Go out on the deck and watch as high tide fills up the bay. Check back later as you watch the water return to the Pacific. You’ll have plenty of restaurants to eat out at and things to do while staying down here in the Taft district!

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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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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