If you are looking to leave it all behind and enjoy a peaceful vacation, surrounded by the tranquil beauty and sounds of nature, then you need to begin your search for rentals in Rockaway Beach, Oregon. Whether you are looking for a romantic getaway or you just want your children to experience a simpler time, you have come to the right place. Rockaway Beach vacation rentals combine rich history with over seven miles of some of the most exquisite beaches you have ever seen, enveloped by scenic mountain backdrops. Even with its expansive beauty, it somehow remains underpopulated, making it a true hidden treasure.
While there are many entry points to the smooth sands, Rockaway Beach Wayside is the most popular. You can easily spend hours relaxing here: combing the beach, flying a kite, building sand castles, but its crowning glory is Twin Rocks, a unique rocky formation offshore.
Make sure to bring some peanuts to feed the family of friendly squirrels! If you have time, enjoy a picnic at sunset, with the magnificent seascape views, it is one you do not want to miss.
If you are lucky, you may get a peek at the Emily Reed shipwreck from 1908. Once a staple of Rockaway Beach, this 215’ vessel can now only be spotted occasionally at low tides.
Take a trip back in time on the Oregon Coast Scenic Railway. Take a 30-minute ride up the coast and enjoy a slower pace of life. The train leaves from Garibaldi and stops at the Little Red Caboose, which serves as the Chamber of Commerce, at Rockaway Beach Wayside.
What’s a beach vacation without fresh seafood? For some of the best crab and oysters, a visit to the Jetty Marina is a must. While the food is truly amazing, the atmosphere is unforgettable. With the quaint hand-written signs and the ability to catch your own crabs, you will feel like a professional without all the hard work.
For a change of scenery, take a short hike in an old growth, cedar forest at the Cedar Nature Preserve to experience one of Oregon’s largest trees. The Western red cedar is 49’ in circumference and 154’ tall. It is truly a sight to behold.
Whatever you decide to do during your stay, a trip to Rockaway Beach vacation rentals will most definitely be a quiet escape you will not soon forget.