Explore the Top Five Best Oregon Beaches on the Coast

No visit to the coast would be complete without exploring the best Oregon beaches—with their sweeping white sand, stunning rock formations, and crisp saltwater sea air. However, for those looking for a peaceful retreat, there are a few beaches off the beaten path for a secluded trip. While Haystack Rock on Cannon Beach is a beautiful locale and should be a stop on your list, if you’re looking for a lesser-known place to sit back and take in the waves, there are many fantastic options on the coast. 

One of the best and often undiscovered Oregon beaches is Cove Beach, aka Magical Rocks Beach, just south of Arch Cape, Oregon, right on the cusp of Oswald West State Park. Cove Beach got its nickname from the volcanic rock sections dotting the white sand. As the waves recede from the rocks, there’s an audible click and clack, creating an out-of-this-world experience. 

Before you start planning your adventure exploring the best Oregon beaches, you’ll want to choose your lodging. Arch Cape Inn is the ideal place to stay, especially for couples looking to relax and reconnect. Our boutique property offers only nine elegant guest rooms, all designed with couples or solo travelers in mind, hoping to reset from the busy day-to-day routine. Book your lodging today! 

The best Oregon Beaches near our Oregon Coast Bed and Breakfast

The Best Oregon Beaches near our Bed and Breakfast

The Oregon Coast is many things: a fantastic vacation destination, whether for a quick weekend retreat or a longer extended getaway. One thing’s for sure: you’re going to see some of the most beautiful nature scenes at these Oregon beaches.

Whether you’re coming for wooded hikes on the rugged coastline ridges or to walk barefoot on the sandy expanse and dip your toes in the chilly waters, visiting these hidden gems on the Oregon Coast will be an unforgettable experience. Here are our favorite Oregon beaches to visit during your stay: 

  1. Cove Beach in Arch Cape: This secluded beach is accessible via a scenic trail through lush, old-growth forest, opening up to a breathtaking expanse of sand and surf. The volcanic outcroppings create a mix of sand and stone, and as the tide recedes, the rocky expanse creates a natural tempo for an unforgettable experience. 
  2. Short Sand Beach at Oswald West State Park: The fantastic state park is half a mile from our Oregon Coast Bed and Breakfast and is home to one of the best Oregon beaches to add to your itinerary. Short Sand Beach is a popular surfing destination, so you’re bound to see a few brave souls out catching the waves. 
  3. Hug Point Recreation Area: Hug Point State Recreation Area is a favorite stop along the coast. There’s a beautiful sandy stretch with stunning rock formations and a waterfall. You will need to time it right for low tide when you have access to the cove that isn’t reachable at high tide.
  4. Neahkahnie Beach in Manzanita: Just south of Arch Cape, Manzanita is one of those lesser-known destinations on the coast for a quiet day trip to the beach. Neahkahnie Beach is at the tip of the seven-mile stretch of white sands, pretty dunes, and wooded backdrops. 
  5. Haystack Rock in Cannon Beach: While one of Oregon’s most photographed and iconic coastal wonders, Haystack Rock is worth visiting at least once! This beach is set right next to the charm of a small seaside town, making it a magnet for artists, photographers, and those hoping to enjoy the natural beauty of the area. 
The best Oregon Beaches near our Oregon Coast Bed and Breakfast

The Most Romantic Oregon Coast Bed and Breakfast

There’s something magical about our Oregon Coast Bed and Breakfast, a quiet paradise with an elegant design, luxurious amenities, and welcoming hospitality.  A recent remodel of the property brings a fresh look with calming white walls, custom furnishings, and modern en suite bathrooms. You’ll feel completely at home here in one of our nine unique guest rooms, letting the everyday stresses melt away with each wave of the ocean. 

Located in the hidden gem of Arch Cape, our Oregon Coast Bed and Breakfast is set back from the busy tourist areas but close enough to enjoy them if you so choose. One of the best Oregon beaches is just steps away from our property—a beautiful sweeping shoreline on the ocean that you’ll often feel like you have all to yourself. 

Each morning, join us for a gourmet, farm-to-table breakfast with seasonal ingredients and made with skill and care. Pair that with rich, freshly brewed coffee from Sleepy Monk Coffee Roasters, and you’ll be ready to start your adventure on the Oregon Coast. Breakfast is just one of the complimentary amenities you’ll indulge in during your stay. We can’t wait to host you; book your lodging today! 

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