Category: Stories


Christine Hannegan, artist, Rockaway Beach

Support Local Artists all over Rockaway Beach

Just north of Rockaway Beach in Nehalem, the Tillamook Regional Medical Center is hosting their annual Art for the Heart exhibit. Local artists from all over the Tillamook Coast donate work to be used in the display at North County Recreation District. If you’ve never...
Tips for pets on Rockaway Beach

Beach Safety for Dogs

The beach is not just a favorite spot for people – you will often find dogs roaming, running, plunging into the waves and sunbathing. Dogs love a trip to the beach as much as we do, this much is true. Who wouldn’t love wide, open spaces, sunshine, and endless...
Visitor photographing Twin Rocks, Rockaway Beach, Oregon

The Great Backyard Bird Count

The Great Backyard Bird Count is a fun, easy, and important week that encourages bird watchers of all skill levels to get outside and count some birds. Every year, this event helps create a real-time snapshot of bird populations across the country. And the best part...
Metal detecting at Rockaway Beach, Oregon

Metal Detecting:
Sleuthing Through the Sands of the Tillamook Coast

Buried treasure, the legendary riches hidden by pirates, is a part of mythical lore. According to popular belief, pirates buried their stolen fortunes in remote places for safekeeping. For the most part, this tends to be more fiction than fact. That hasn’t...
Couple flying kites, Rockaway Beach, Oregon

Rockaway Beach Kite Festival offers airborne showmanship

Every August, the American Kitefliers Association, the largest kiting organization in the world, sponsors the Rockaway Beach Kite Festival. The event, which is based at the Rockaway Beach Wayside, a large parking area in the center of town, affords the public an...