Rockaway Beach (Kite testing at the Twin Rocks)

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Situated on the west coast of Oregon, Rockaway Beach was founded as a holiday destination by the Rockaway Beach Company in 1909 and was named after Rockaway Beach on Long Island in New York. The town boasts 7 miles of sand and surf. The town has a number of motels and hotels as well as some holiday apartments to cater for visitors. It is relatively popular with visitors from Portland.

Rockaway Beach - Sights and Tourist Attractions

Some of the local sights and attractions around Rockaway Beach include:
  • Beach Activites - with 7 miles of sandy beach, there is ample space for all kinds of beach activities like kite flying, fishing, beachcombing.
  • South Jetty - Beach Drive - just south of the mouth of the Nehelam River there is a memorial here stating Nehalem Bay south Jetty, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, constructed 1910-1916.Rockaway Beach Railway Station - built around 1910, the station still stands and contains the The Little Red Caboose that acts as the Chamber of Commerce and visitor center.
  • Twin Rocks - two dramatic rocks sticking out of the sea a little south of Rocakaway Beach, offering stunning sunset views.
  • Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad - steam train run by volunteers offering trips between Garibaldi and Wheeler in the summer.
  • Lake Lytle and Spring Lake - lakes with opportunities for swimming and canoeing.
  • Tillamook - small town 12km south of Rockaway Beach and home to the Tillamook Cheese Factory, Tillamook Air Museum and Latimer Quilt and Textile Center.
  • Cape Meares State Park - 38km south of Rockaway Beach containing Cape Meares Lighthouse and Octopus Tree, a large, multi-trunked Sitka Spruce with a 50 foot circumference.
  • Tillamook State Forest - 364,000 acres (1,470 kmandsup2;) of publicly owned forest with a number of campgrounds, hiking and backpacking trails, fishing, swimming and an interpretative center.


Rockaway Beach Chamber of Commerce
103 S. 1st Street (Look for Red Caboose)
P.O. Box 198
Rockaway Beach, OR 97136


Road: Rockaway Beach is on the 101 Highway, about 150km east of Portland.

Recent Local Panoramas

Kite testing at the Twin Rocks
Kite testing at the Twin Rocks / Rockaway Beach
Twin Rocks Sunset at Rockaway Beach Oregon
Twin Rocks Sunset at Rockaway Beach Oregon / Rockaway Beach
Miami Cove
Miami Cove / Garibaldi
Nehalem Oregon from the Nehalem River bridge.
Nehalem Oregon from the Nehalem River bridge. / Wheeler
1 Mile South of Wheeler, Oregon, USA
1 Mile South of Wheeler, Oregon, USA / Wheeler
The Rocks of Bay View
The Rocks of Bay View / Garibaldi

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