Pacific City, Oregon, is a small seaside community in Tillamook County, along the Pacific Coast. The town is home to the Cape Kiwanda State Park as well as Bob Straub State Park and the Nestucca Bay National Wildlife Refuge.
Find the best nature trails in the great state parks all around Pacific City. Cape Kiwanda State Park is home to the Pacific Dory Fleet and great kite flying and picnicking spots. Bob Straub State Park has great trails to follow along the sand as well as a legendary 50-pound-salmon swimming in the river. Spend a night under the stars at Castle Rock Campground. If you’re over 21, head to the Pelican Brewing Company to try out some unique pints.
The best time to visit Pacific City is in the early fall while the weather is still warm from the summer but the leaves are starting to change, adding vibrant colors.
Pacific City Oregon is a vibrant city with tons going on throughout the year. Although it may be off the beaten path, it is well worth the detour, with a huge range of things to do and see, as well as plenty of Pacific City vacation rentals to choose from.
As a beachfront town, one of the main attractions are the many stunning beaches, each of which offer a little something different. Just a little way down the coast you will find Tierra Del Mar, complete with two miles of pristine beach and dramatic views of Cape Kiwanda. Not only is it a great spot for paragliding, you can also find some good Orgeon coast rentals here.
A favorite pastime for locals and tourists alike is beach combing, as the beach is a treasure-trove of trimmings washed up from all over the world. Plus, the beach has its fair share of shells, agates and sand dollars which will certainly keep kids entertained. Be sure to take a big bucket if you fancy clamming -- you're likely to find some during a low tide. Another beachfront activity in Pacific City is bird watching, as the area is populated with a huge range of species including bald eagles, puffins, pelicans, herons and migrating Canadian geese. For your best chance of seeing these birds, book a vacation home with ocean views.
Situated on the Oregon coast, Pacific City is a boater's paradise. The Big Nestucca river is slow running and big enough for many boats, canoes, and kayaks. More daring kayakers can also head out to open waters. Pacific City is also known for its fishing, being home to Big Nestucca salmon in both spring and fall. Town Lake is also very heavily stocked with fish in spring and summer, trout in particular.
A Pacific City vacation would not be complete without sampling the goods from Pelican Brewing Company, the only beachfront brewpub in the Pacific Northwest. An evening in Pelican Pub is an evening well spent, with intimate brewery tours and a great patio experience.
With such a range of attractions, it's no wonder the city provides so many vacation rental homes to choose from. While some people may prefer a beach home, others may like a city vacation rental better, which is closer to the shopping and dining scene. A home in Pacific City comes with a range of amenities, depending on what you want to get from your stay. Some vacation rental homes are pet-friendly, some have a fireplace, and some have large ocean views in a oceanfront home.