Within an hour’s drive north you’ll find plenty of fun. Visit the Tillamook Cheese Factory, take a ride on the Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad and experience numerous outdoor adventures. North day trips also include quaint coastal villages with charming shops and restaurants, don’t forget the sights!
Neskowin – 9 Miles North
With the Siuslaw National Forest on its southern border, the Neskowin Marsh on its north and the Pacific Ocean at the west, the quiet hamlet of Neskowin offers all the charm of a small, intimate coastal village where time almost stands still.
You’ll find a general store, a few restaurants and two golf courses amid the lovely ocean cottages and slower pace of life.
Pacific City – 18 Miles North
Pacific City and the surrounding Nestucca Valley caters to those seeking outdoor adventure or a bit of slow paced relaxation. Check out the unique shops and galleries featuring Oregon artisans, and enjoy dining that caters to a variety of tastes.
Here you will find beautiful beaches in the shadow of Cape Kiwanda and capped by Haystack Rock just off shore.
Tillamook – 40 Miles North
Welcome to the Dairylands and a focal point of outdoor adventure. Sample a taste of Tillamook with a trip to the Tillamook Cheese Factory or other homegrown delights.
Explore the outdoors with the area’s many hiking trails and navigable waterways.
Garibaldi – 50 Miles North
A small quiet fishing village nestled against a hillside at the northern end of Tillamook Bay. Hit the waters to fish or kayak, and don’t forget to take a ride on the Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad.
Scenic Drives & Viewpoints
As you make your way north along the Pacific Coast Highway, you’ll get a change of scenery traveling inland through the Dairylands and back out to the coast again. Or, get off the highway and take the Three Capes Scenic Loop. Take the opportunity to check out some of the most photographed scenic views along the Oregon Coast just north of Lincoln City.
Explore the area’s natural wonders to the north. Discover unique geological formations, mountains in the sea and spirits of forests past.