Attractions July 15, 2017
These 10 Charming Waterfront Towns In Oregon Are Perfect For A Daytrip
Summer is the perfect time to take a day trip — especailly if you’re heading to one of Oregon’s beautiful waterfront towns. Oregon is home to lots of charming small towns with gorgeous waterfront settings, whether it’s by the sea or on the edge of a deep blue river. From the coastal village of Yachats to the scenic city of Hood River, here are 10 enchanting waterfront towns that make for a fantastic day trip destination:
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Newport is a gorgeous seaside city located in Lincoln County. Day trippers can take a stroll along the boardwalk, eat at delicious restaurants like Local Ocean Seafoods and Georgie's Beachside Grill, visit the Oregon Coast Aquarium, and more. Check out our article about where to eat in Newport
Located right on the Deschutes River in central Oregon, Bend is an incredible mid-sized city that's full to the brim with personality, charm, and natural beauty. Walking through downtown and the unique Old Mill District, you'll find great restaurants, shops, cafes, breweries, and more. In the summer, one popular activity is
floating on an inner tube down the lazy Deschutes river.
Located at the confluence of the Columbia River and the Pacific Ocean, Astoria is a beautiful town with amazing food, history and scenery, as well as buckets of charm. It also happens to be the oldest town in the state; find out more
Tucked between Oswald West State Park and Nehalem Bay State Park, Manzanita is a lovely oceanfront town where you can experience a perfect mix of outdoor adventures and small town comfort.
6. Hood River
Hood River is a unique town located right on the edge of the Columbia River. The town is completely surrounded by breathtaking natural beauty, with the waterfalls and hikes of the Columbia River Gorge and the enormous Mt Hood National Forest both just a short drive away. There are also great breweries, restaurants, and lots of fun watersport opportunities. Find out more
Bandon is a beautiful little town on the southern Oregon coast where you'll find great shops, cafes, and restaurants, as well as the stunning
Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint.
Florence is a downright gorgeous town located where the Suislaw River meets the sea. Besides being home to delicious restaurants like The Waterfront Depot, a lovely boardwalk, and lots of cute shops and cafes, Florence is also close to numerous hiking trails, the Oregon Dunes, and the iconic Heceta Head Lighthouse. Find out more
3. Depoe Bay
Depoe Bay is a tiny, wonderful town located on the coast of Lincoln County with beautiful scenery and charming shops and restaurants to explore. It's also a fantastic place for whale watching. Find out about the many amazing restaurants in Depoe Bay
2. Rockaway Beach
This picturesque ocean town in Tillamook County is a fabulous place for a beach day. There are a plethora of opportunities for relaxing on the shore, shopping for antiques, and eating delicious food.
Located on the coast of Lincoln County, Yachats is an amazing seaside village that's home to art galleries, great restaurants, a museum, a farmers market, and more. The rugged coastline is postively jaw dropping, and you'll be close to the incredible Cape Perpetua. Find out more
How many of these towns have you been to? Find out about more of Oregon’s loveliest towns