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How to spot rocks when rockhounding

Rockhounding is the activity of hunting for minerals, rocks, crystals and gemstones. Along Oregon’s Tillamook Coast, you can find rocks ranging from agates and jasper to fossils. The rockhounding pastime is a fantastic hobby for kids and adults alike. You’ll want to...

How to Enjoy the Tidepools Responsibly

The Oregon Coast is going to be experiences some “big” low tides starting in late May. There’s nothing quite like a beach visit during an extreme low tide; suddenly a place you’ve always known looks and feels entirely different and enchanting. Areas of sand and rock...

Historic Rockaway Beach: The Natatorium

Many people familiar with the North Oregon Coast know – in some form – the story of Bayocean: the town that fell into the sea. Bayocean was hailed as the Atlantic City of the west – but, it had a bit of competition. In the early 1920s, Rockaway Beach...

Come in happy and leave happy at the Beach Bakeshop

Taking the plunge to purchase a small business can be a frightening endeavor. In the year 2020, it might be called down right crazy.  But for James and Maxine Schroeder, that’s exactly what they did. And what’s more – they are having the time of their lives. ...

Fall in Love with Rockaway Beach this Autumn

Traditional Halloween activities might be out the door this year, but that doesn’t mean that the whole family can’t have fun this fall season – and Rockaway Beach is the perfect place to do it. There is still plenty of autumn magic in the air here, and many of...

Local Legend: The Ghost of Grumpy’s Cafe

With Halloween right around the corner, that means taking time to fulfill those time-honored traditions like carving pumpkins, hay rides and making caramel apples. But what about a little ghost hunting? If meeting a bonafide ghost is on your Halloween bucket list this...

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