While the Beaver State isn’t exactly a place that screams “Caribbean getaway,” there are plenty of places to go where you will feel as though you’ve discovered paradise in Oregon. Because although the Pacific Northwest is notorious for its mild, rainy summers (which is basically the opposite of what you’d find in a tropical locale), there are places in Oregon that are like the Caribbean, complete with white sand shores, turquoise waters, and laid-back beach vibes… you just need to know where to look! So without further ado, here are nine places in Oregon that are like an island paradise in the summer.

Channel those Caribbean vibes all summer long at these places where you’ll find true paradise in Oregon. For more summer adventures in the Beaver State, be sure to check out these glorious Oregon waterfalls!

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Where can I find paradise in Oregon?

We happen to think the whole of Oregon is a paradise, as evidenced in each and every one of the destinations listed above! But if you're looking for a total Hawaiian paradise in Oregon, there's a beautiful little Airbnb in Newport that's about as perfect as it gets. Located at Moolack Beach in Newport, this boutique hotel offers a variety of themed, one-of-a-kind rooms with private beach access. The Hawaiian Room is exactly as it sounds: this well-appointed rental comfortably accommodates up to two guests and boasts a kitchenette, flat-screen TV, queen bed, and private bathroom. Details like a paddle fan, vaulted wood-beam ceilings, and wicker furnishings transport visitors to a beach cottage on a far-away island. Newport is an especially lovely beach to visit, and this Hawaiian-themed Airbnb here is a total paradise in Oregon!

Are there any island getaways in Oregon?

There is an amazing island getaway in Oregon, and it's hiding right in plain sight. Just 20 minutes from Portland, Hayden Island is our state’s very own inland island, and it’s the perfect Oregon day trip destination. This inland island is only accessible by boat or bridge, and there's something about taking that extra step to access it that makes the island feel all the more special. And just be warned: once you cross over that bridge, you'll be on total island time! A true "beach community," between its waterfront locale, outdoor dining, and abundance of water recreation, Hayden Island feels like a true escape to paradise in Oregon -- even if you only visit for a day.

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