Rockaway Beach - FURTHER INFORMATION
Rockaway Beach - Rockaway Beach visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Rockaway Beach' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Oregon.
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 AttractionsSome 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.
TRAVEL DIRECTIONS AND GETTING THERE
Road: Rockaway Beach is on the 101 Highway, about 150km east of Portland.