Top Coastal Oregon Family Vacations
Cannon Beach, Oregon
As parents know, a family vacation can really bring everyone together and forge some unforgettable moments. The hardest part might be finding where to go. With vast beaches and spacious oceanfront rooms, Tolovana Inn is a perfect spot to create memories to last a lifetime.
Located just miles south of downtown Cannon Beach, Tolovana Inn has all the amenities to keep your family content. Guests experience luxury, having suites equipped with a full kitchen, living room, private balcony, and high-speed wireless internet. Kids can go swimming or build sand castles at the beaches, or stay inside and visit the relaxing saltwater pool and spa. Instead of swimming, you may find yourself taking a stroll or biking along the beach and various mountain trails nearby. The Inn also offers a shuttle to downtown Cannon Beach if you are looking to go shopping, visit a museum, or dine out. Before you head home, make sure to enjoy the sunset at one of the various beach fire pits to take in a moment the whole family will share forever.
3400 S. Hemlock Cannon Beach, OR 97145 US
Close nearby in the shallows of the Pacific Ocean is the iconic Haystack Rock - a 235 foot tall that is home to many birds such as the tufted puffins. At low tide, guests can walk directly up to it and get an up close look at the unique creatures in its inter-tidal area.
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Another built in bonus is Tolvana Inn allows you to bring your entire family - dogs included with select pet-friendly rooms.close
Gearhart by the Sea
For families trying to escape the hustle and bustle, there is not much further west you can go than Gearhart by the Sea.
Gearhart by the Sea is a relaxing retreat on the Oregon Coast. The accommodations vary from single bedroom suites to three bedroom condominiums that sleep up to six. Across the street from the rooms is the historic Kelly House where the main offices are. Rebuilt in 2000 since the original building burned down, the Kelly House also features a Pro Shop and a restaurant. Back behind the Kelly House is the golf course. The Gearhart Golf Links is an 18-hole course that opened in 1892. Rent some clubs and a cart and get the whole family involved! Also nearby is the small town of Astoria which has a selection of revitalized 1920’s era shops, restaurants, and theaters. To get a better sense of the town, take the Astoria Riverfront Trolley where you will be able to listen to local experts narrate the highlights of the tour as you are bussed around. As guessed, Gearhart by the Sea is also on the Pacific Ocean where you can go swimming or stroll the beaches and collect seashells. The Oregon Coast is perfectly captured in all it’s beauty here!
1157 N. Marion Gearhart, OR 97138 US
At the peak of Coxcomb Hill in Astoria is the 125-foot Astoria Column - a structure overlooking the Columbia River, Youngs Bay, and Mount St. Helens.
Nearby town Astoria isn’t just known for its rustic charm. If you’ve seen Kindergarten Cop or The Goonies, you may recognize a few sights. Filming of the school for Kindergarten Cop and many of the early scenes in The Goonies took place there!close
Hallmark Resort in Newport
What better way to start a morning on vacation than walking out on a balcony, listening to ocean waves hit the shore with the soft breeze blowing. This is just one route you can take at Hallmark Resort Newport.
Luxury and relaxation are two of the biggest words that come up when you think of Hallmark Resort Newport. Starting off, all of the rooms and accommodations have oceanfront views of the beautiful Oregon coast. Rooms also include high-speed wireless internet, flat-screen televisions, and, in some rooms, pet-friendly accommodations so the whole family can make the trip! Explore the beaches and build sandcastles with the kids or go sunbathing. If the weather isn't cooperating, retreat back to the resort to the saltwater pool or playground where the kids can stay entertained. After a full day, bring the whole family over to Georgie’s Beachside Grill to see the sunset as you dine in fashion. Create a family experience here like never before!
744 SW Elizabeth Street Newport, OR 97365
Nearby is The Oregon Coast Aquarium, a great wonder of Oregon! It has the largest outdoor sea-bird aviary in North America complete with an underwater hallway to see various other sea-creatures.
Hallmark’s inception dates back to 1948 from the founder’s dog Sissy who discovered a For Sale sign at the site where the resort now resides.close
Hallmark Resort in Cannon Beach
Cannon Beach, Oregon
For families wanting to enjoy sandy beaches and stunning views, look no further than the Hallmark Resort in Cannon Beach.
The resort is a perfect destination for families looking to start a new tradition. For beach enthusiasts, Hallmark has a lot to offer. Surfing, kayaking, and combing the beaches for shells are all possibilities here. Not to mention, the brilliant Haystack Rock right outside to really get your imagination going. Numerous trails also are found nearby, and the resort offers free cruiser bike rentals to use so you won’t have to worry about packing your own! If you and your family need a break from the outdoors, take advantage of the two indoor pools and spa to discover more ways to relax. And for parents who want to get a little work done while on vacation, Hallmark boasts a business center complete with a computer, printer, and fax machine. If you are looking for a treat to top off the day, don’t forget to visit the front desk, you might just get a freshly-baked cookie!
1400 South Hemlock Street Cannon Beach, OR 97110
Hallmark is the only hotel in all of Cannon Beach with a Spa. The Element’s by the Sea spa features a massage, facial, body wraps, and much more.
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Not only does Hallmark offer pet-friendly rooms, but also pet exercise areas, wash-down stations, and dog treats!close
Inn at Cape Kiwanda
Pacific City, Oregon
Just under a two-hour drive and seemingly on the edge of the world is a luxury boutique hotel that has all the amenities families can want - the Inn at Cape Kiwanda.
The sunset here can take place later than 11 PM, so families will have plenty of time to take advantage of the day. Guests who feel like staying close are afforded a multitude of options. Kids will have the chance to pick out a kite at the Catch the Wind store and fly it along the beach. The whole family can also walk over to Pelican Brewing Company for delicious pub food and beers (for the parents of course). If you want to explore Pacific City a little further, the Inn has the option to rent cruiser bikes so you can travel efficiently. Beyond are various state parks and excursions including the Three Capes Scenic Loop: a 40-mile drive that takes you to Cape Meares, Cape Lookout, then back to Cape Kiwanda. It is a truly magical experience. The Inn at Cape Kiwanda has become a tradition with many families. They’ve known some of their guests as kids, up to when they brought their own families decades later. Who knows, maybe your tradition will go on for generations to come!
33105 Cape Kiwanda Dr. Pacific City, OR 97135
A nearby excursion enjoyable for the whole family is the Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area. A 240-foot dune is featured there where families can race to the top!
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Fridays and Saturdays, the Inn hosts a reception for all the guests. There they serve up snacks, wine and beer, and sparkling cider so you can socialize or just grab a bite to eat before heading out on another adventure!close
Shorepine Vacation Rentals
Pacific City, Oregon
Shorepine Vacation Rentals emits the feeling of a home away from home with fully furnished one, two, and three-bedroom homes featuring ocean views that will make any guest want to stay longer than anticipated.
Set in the beach town of Cape Kiwanda, Shorepine strives to give guests luxury around every corner. Homes feature hot tubs, fire pits, and ocean views that are unparalleled. Some homes can host up to 16 guests, so you can feel comfortable knowing whatever size your group is you will be covered. At Shorepine, you also have the freedom to partake in almost any activity you can think of! Families can hang at the beach, go swimming and catch rays. If you are looking to go a little further out in the ocean, some of the best saltwater fishing is available at Pacific City! Local fishing charters will be able to guide you and give you the best options to catch salmon or steelhead. Before going to bed, rent a complimentary DVD for the whole family to watch while warming up to the fireplace. At Shorepine Vacation Rentals, there really is no place like home!
33105 Cape Kiwanda Dr Pacific City, Oregon 97135
Nearby the property is the Munso Creek Falls. It is the highest waterfall in the coast range, scaling over 266 feet.
Some of the most beautiful trails in all of Oregon are at nearby Cascade Head Preserve. It is a haven for wildlife and has some incredible views.close
Old Town Inn
Just steps from Historic Old Town Florence is the Old Town Inn. A short drive from Eugene, this area is a perfect Oregon getaway that encapsulates everything Oregon has to offer.
Old Town Inn s a premier under the radar beachside vacation. Having the essentials such as a refrigerator, internet access, and cable television, your room will be equipped with everything you need. As soon as you leave your room, the opportunities for activities are endless. Adventuring through dunes via ATV or sand-boarding in the world’s first sandboard park can pique anyone's interest. Enjoy long walks on the beach? Try it on horseback! Golfing and shopping are also nearby, giving guests the opportunity to do a little bit of everything.
70 Highway 101 Florence, Oregon 97439
The AerroLegends Bi-Plane Rides give scenic tours from a 1944 Stearman “Kaydet” plane from World War 2. You’ll be able to see all the highlights from the area encompassing the beaches, dunes, and lighthouse!
We’re just 60 miles west of Eugene – and it is a beautiful drive any time of year! Take West 11th Avenue/Route 126 (also known as Route F on some map services) west from Eugene. Route 126 ends at Florence, Oregon. Turn left (south) on Highway 101 and drive for eight blocks. The Old Town Inn is on the left side of the highway just before the Siuslaw River bridge.close