Oceanside is a tiny little town along the Oregon Coast; and by tiny, we mean a population of just over 500 full-time residents! But don’t let its diminutive size fool you – this coastal community is one of the most delightful and unique places in America. With its rugged coastal vibes, charming downtown, an abundance of natural beauty, and close proximity to some of the PNW’s most iconic attractions, Oceanside is absolutely perfect for a day trip in Oregon. If you’re looking for things to do in Oceanside, Oregon – read on!


Doesn’t Oceanside make for a lovely Oregon vacation? Have you visited Oceanside, Oregon before? What are some of your favorite Oceanside, Oregon things to do? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

And while you’re in the area, be sure to check out the Three Capes Scenic Loop to experience some of the most wonderful attractions on the Oregon Coast! Don’t forget to check out this article from our Only In Your State writer who took her family to this charming town. And make sure to check out one of the many charming vacation rentals in Oceanside. There are several options and we have found this is one of the best ways to stay in this Oregon town.

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Things To Do In Oceanside, Oregon & Related Info

What are some things that I can do around or near Oceanside?

There are two ways to get to Oceanside from Portland. One is more direct and one is less direct.

If you take the direct route, you'll travel on Route 6 through the Tillamook State Forest. Along the way, you might consider stopping at the Tillamook Forest Center! It's free and it's a great place to spend some time. You can also stop in the town of Tillamook, and pick up some oysters at Nevør Shellfish Farm for dinner!

On the other hand, if you go the less direct way to Oceanside, you'll take Route 26 from Portland to Cannon Beach and then you'll take Route 101 down the coast to Oceanside. There's so much to see and do on Route 101. For example, you can go to Cannon Beach, which is glorious. You also might like Rockaway Beach as well.

No matter how you get there, there are plenty of amazing things to see and do along the way to Oceanside!

What other places are great for day trips in Oregon?

Oregon is full of excellent adventure options! Check out some of our favorite day trips in Oregon.

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