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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...
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...

The “Daddy Train”

We aren’t kidding when we say that some things never change around here. The first passenger train came to Rockaway Beach in 1912, and you can still enjoy a train ride to our little beach town thanks to the Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad. Prior to the railroad being...
Rolling waves near Twin Rocks, Rockaway Beach, Oregon

The Orphan Tsumani

A simulated tsunami reaches Japan ten hours after its start along the Pacific coast of North America. On the evening on January 26, 1700 a mysterious tsunami struck the villages and fields on the coast of Japan. After being “orphaned” for over 300 years, scientists...