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Trains: A Long-Standing Tradition

Is there anything more simultaneously romantic and haunting than the lure of a steam whistle? With Memorial Day past, the historic steam train operated by Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad is a daily occurrence in Rockaway Beach, and you can often hear the whistle long...

Tidepooling Do’s and Don’ts this Summer

The Oregon Coast is going to be experiences some “big” low tides this summer. 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 that go...

Nature Preserve Walkway Grand Opening June 15

Phase 1 of the Rockaway Beach Nature Preserve boardwalk is complete, and the city is hosting a “grand opening” on June 15 at 10 a.m. at the Nature Preserve trailhead, located off Hwy 101 just north of Washington St. in Rockaway Beach. This preserve began...
Whale playing, Rockaway Beach, Oregon

Spring Whale Watch Week Happening Now

You might not realize it upon first glance out toward the ocean, but hundreds of Gray Whales are migrating past Rockaway Beach right now. Literally – right now. This time of year, these majestic creatures begin their journey back home to Alaska, taking with them...

Spend Spring Break in Rockaway Beach

The kids will be out of school before you know it and if you are looking for somewhere the whole family can go and be entertained, look no further than Rockaway Beach. With seven miles of beaches, you can spend your days letting the water lap your toes while the kids...

Pet-Friendly Adventures in and around Rockaway Beach

Sure, you love visiting the beach in your free time but your dog might love it even more than you do! Rockaway Beach is a particularly favorite spot for our furry friends. It probably has something to do with seven miles of beaches, wide open parks with plenty of room...

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