I am looking for a place to go to that is on the beach but not too far from Washington state to take my family to in the summer. Suggestions? – Alicia P.
You’re in luck, as Oregon’s north coast has plenty of places to stay at the beach. You’ll find lots of rentals and hotels and lovely beaches in Pacific City, Rockaway Beach, Manzanita, Cannon Beach, Seaside, and Astoria (though Astoria is actually about a 10 miles inland, it’s the closes to Washington – right across the river!).
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Betty Baumgart says…
Rockaway Beach is an excellent choice for old fashion summer fun. Seven miles of wide open beaches, the Kite Festival, an old fashion summer recreation program for the kids, hiking in the Nature Preserve old growth forest, old fashion 4th of July Parade, Labor Day Carnival in the Park, Friday night bon fires on the beach and street dances! What more could you ask for?
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About Ask Oregon Expert Dave Strom
A Portland native, since 2007 I've been covering offbeat Portland history, news, and events at my blog, Dave Knows Portland. In May 2011, I relocated to Astoria, Oregon. As an Ask Oregon Ambassador, I look forward to sharing my knowledge of Portland and my explorations of Oregon's North Coast.