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Kelly's Brighton Marina, Rockaway Beach, Oregon

A trip to Kelly’s Brighton Marina

If you’re going to go crabbing, you might as well do it right. Around here, that means a trip to Kelly’s Brighton Marina, where the crabs are contagious and the people are the friendliest. Located just four miles North of Rockaway Beach on Hwy 101, Kelly’s Brighton...

The ‘Best’ Archives

It was 1945. Rockaway Beach resident Don Best was just over a year old when he stood in the arms of his mother on top of the remains of the Emily G. Reed shipwreck for a picture. Back then, the remnants of the 110-year-old shipwreck were a more common sight on the...

Long Dock at Lake Lytle, Rockaway Beach

5 Winter Time Activities in Rockaway Beach

UPDATED 01/11/2021 It’s ok to miss the sunshine and all those days spent relaxing on the beach in a t-shirt and shorts. We’d be lying if we said we didn’t miss them too. But here’s a little Rockaway Beach secret: winter time in our tiny coastal town is equally as...

Top Five Rockaway Beach Adventures

A New Year is right around the corner and that means it’s time to set your New Year’s Resolutions. While you’re at it – plan a trip to Rockaway Beach, and discover something new and fun for your whole family. We’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite...

Whale breaching, Rockaway Beach, Oregon

The Time has Come to Watch for Whales

It seems this time of year everyone is celebrating, even the Grey Whales. Each December, these massive creatures begin their annual migration from Alaska and it just so happens that Rockaway Beach has a front-row seat as roughly 20,000 of these whales swim past our...

A Taste of Romania Finds a Home in Rockaway Beach

Foodie culture is alive and well in Rockaway Beach – just ask the locals. Part of that is thanks to the Sand Dollar Restaurant & Lounge, where a blend of traditional Romanian cooking and American cuisine create a wonderfully unique dining experience that...

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Rockaway Beach Oregon

Visitors Center at the Wayside
Look for the Red Caboose!

103 1st Ave
Rockaway Beach, OR 97136

Visit Rockaway Beach Office At City Hall

276 US-101, Rockaway Beach, OR 97136

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