A trip to Kelly’s Brighton Marina

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...
A Tragic Valentine’s Day Story

A Tragic Valentine’s Day Story

For many, February is the most romantic time of the year, with cards, chocolates and flowers handed out in groves. In Rockaway Beach, February has become a time of remembrance; for you see it was on Valentine’s Day 110 years ago that a 215-foot sailing vessel...
The ‘Best’ Archives

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...
5 Winter Activities To Do in Rockaway Beach

5 Winter Activities To Do in Rockaway Beach

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 exciting as summer....
The Time has Come to Watch for Whales

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...
When it Comes to Trees, Go Big or Go Home

When it Comes to Trees, Go Big or Go Home

Most things in our beach town are small – and that’s the way we like it. We love our small cafes; small shops full of eclectic gifts and tiny treasures; small parks, and small crowds. But one thing in our tiny coastal village isn’t small at all. In fact –...
The Holidays Shine Brightest in Rockaway Beach

The Holidays Shine Brightest in Rockaway Beach

If there’s one thing we take pretty seriously here in Rockaway Beach, it’s celebrations. We’re pretty well known for our 4th of July parade and fireworks and of course the ever-popular Kite Festival. So it’s no surprise that the holidays are just as unique in our tiny...

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