Things to Do on the Oregon Coast
The Oregon Coast is one of the greatest destinations in the country and has plenty to offer for everyone. From beautiful sandy beaches, countless hiking trails, historical museums, restaurants, and more, the Oregon Coast is the ideal spot for any trip.
Arch Cape Inn is nestled at the base of an ancient volcanic mountain range where massive basalt formations plunge into the sea. The Arch Cape House sits amidst one of the world’s few temperature rainforests, steps from the Pacific Ocean beaches. Our inn is right on US Scenic By-Way as well as on the Oregon Coast Trail, which provides our guests with an ideal location to go out and explore all the natural wonders and things to do on the Oregon Coast. We are also only a 4-7-mile radius from Cannon Beach and Manzanita. We guarantee you’ll always find something to do here on the Oregon Coast.
Below is a list of our favorite attractions and things to do in the area. For more ideas, make sure to download our free travel guide to the Oregon Coast.
State Parks and Hiking Trails
Cape Falcon Kayak
PO Box 582, Manzanita OR 97130
10 miles away – 9-holes, Beautiful Ocean Views
- Gearhart Golf
15 miles away – 18 holes, Beautiful, Classic Links
- Seaside Public Golf
12 miles away – 9-holes, Sometimes you can take your dog with you.
A good idea to check the Tide Table before scheduling a tee time.
Crabbing Adventures and Boat Rentals
Museums and Historic Sights
Columbia River Maritime Museum
In our opinion, the best Maritime museum on the West Coast, but runs neck and neck with the Royal BC Museum in Victoria (sorry, San Francisco). The 6 minute movie is worth a 1 year history course.
Fort Stevens State Park
Astoria is home to the South Jetty and the Wreck of the Peter Iredale.
Washington State Park Sites
(including the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center & Bookstore)
Fort Columbia State Park
Oregon State Park Sites
Fort Stevens State Park
Sunset Beach State Recreation Area
Ecola State Park
Cannon Beach Farmer’s Market
June-September Tuesdays from 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
10:00 am to 3:00 pm, Sundays, May through October
Manzanita Farmers’ Market
Fridays, 5:00 – 8:00 pm, Mid June – Mid September
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