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Remains of the Emily Reed Shipwreck, Rockaway Beach, Oregon

Emily Reed Shipwreck

Every now and then the sands on the beach shift just right, revealing a shipwreck more than 100 years old. Only a few feet beneath the sand are the last remaining pieces of a harrowing shipwreck that claimed the lives of eight crewmen. The Emily G. Reed, a 215-foot...
Cedar Wetlands, cedar decking, Rockaway Beach, Oregon

Old Growth Forest: The Cedar Wetlands Preserve

By far, Rockaway Beach’s largest resident is a mammoth Western Red Cedar. This rare treasure is 49 feet in circumference, making it among one of Oregon’s largest trees. It resides inside a 45-acre old growth forest and Cedar wetlands preserve on the Oregon coastal...
People ordering at Pronto Pup, Rockaway Beach

The Original Pronto Pup

Here’s a remarkable story you may not have heard: did you know the Pronto Pup – a battered hot dog on a stick – was invented right here in Rockaway Beach? True story. George and Versa Boyington ran a very successful hotdog stand on the beach in the late 1930s. Every...
Waves crashing on Twin Rocks, Rockaway Beach, Oregon

Twin Rocks; Rockaway Beach, Oregon

Wide enough to fly a helicopter through Originally called “Profile Rocks” this majestic structure was renamed in 1925 due to another Profile Rocks in the region. Millions of years of erosion (45 million to be a bit more exact) have worn away the once...

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