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5 Reasons Why Rockaway Beach Rocks

The Oregon coast line is a popular vacation destination. Places like Cannon Beach, Seaside, and Newport are well-known amongst Pacific North-westerners who want to feel sand underneath their feet… along with every other vacationer. If solitude is what you’re looking for, a fantastic alternative to these crowded spots is Rockaway Beach.

Rockaway Beach is a small community 37 minutes south from downtown Cannon Beach and 25 minutes north of Tillamook (cheese!). The town consists primarily of residential areas and vacation properties, making most beach access areas private. Perfect for when you have a crazy family! 😉 Our vacation house sits right on the beach and we thoroughly enjoyed the seclusion!

Here are 5 reasons why we love Rockaway Beach!

1) Did we mention it wasn’t crowded?

vacation house at Rockaway Beach, Oregon, a secluded alternative vacation spot to Cannon Beach - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/rockaway-beach-oregon/

This photo below was the most crowded we had seen it during our vacation.

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2) It’s great for kite flying activities –you can run your kite all along the beach without having to dodge people. This $5 kite was a lot of fun; proof you can buy happiness. 😀

kite flying at Rockaway Beach, Oregon, a secluded alternative vacation spot to Cannon Beach - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/rockaway-beach-oregon/

His kite was probably more than $5 but I’m sure it brought him happiness as well. 😉

kitesurfing at Rockaway Beach, Oregon, a secluded alternative vacation spot to Cannon Beach - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/rockaway-beach-oregon/

3) Perfect for anti-social dogs, (like little terriers who aren’t fond of big dogs). This cute pain-in-the-butt would have been so annoying if we had brought him to Cannon Beach!

cairn terrier dog at Rockaway Beach, Oregon, a secluded alternative vacation spot to Cannon Beach - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/rockaway-beach-oregon/

But at Rockaway Beach, he dug in the sand to his heart’s content!

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english bulldog at Rockaway Beach, Oregon, a secluded alternative vacation spot to Cannon Beach - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/rockaway-beach-oregon/
english bulldog at Rockaway Beach, Oregon, a secluded alternative vacation spot to Cannon Beach - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/rockaway-beach-oregon/

4) Quiet sunsets. We enjoyed them every evening!

Sea gull sunset at Rockaway Beach, Oregon, a secluded alternative vacation spot to Cannon Beach - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/rockaway-beach-oregon/
Sunset at Rockaway Beach, Oregon, a secluded alternative vacation spot to Cannon Beach - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/rockaway-beach-oregon/
Sunset at Rockaway Beach, Oregon, a secluded alternative vacation spot to Cannon Beach - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/rockaway-beach-oregon/
Sunset at Rockaway Beach, Oregon, a secluded alternative vacation spot to Cannon Beach - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/rockaway-beach-oregon/

We enjoyed sunset frisbee until Bluto, my brother’s English Bulldog, got ahold of the frisbee and walked it all the way back to the house. 😀 Game over.

An empty beach for stargazing.

Night time at Rockaway Beach, Oregon, a secluded alternative vacation spot to Cannon Beach - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/rockaway-beach-oregon/

5) It’s 5 minutes north of Twin Rocks State Park, which has rock formations that look like a monster.

Twin Rocks from Rockaway Beach, Oregon, a secluded alternative vacation spot to Cannon Beach - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/rockaway-beach-oregon/
Twin Rocks from Rockaway Beach, Oregon, a secluded alternative vacation spot to Cannon Beach - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/rockaway-beach-oregon/

An almost perfect getaway at Rockaway Beach (almost perfect but not quite: we were missing husband, who won’t be joining us until later this month)!

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Sunset at Rockaway Beach, Oregon, a secluded alternative vacation spot to Cannon Beach - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/rockaway-beach-oregon/
Rockaway Beach Overview
Official Travel Website
rockawaybeach.net
Fees / Permit
FREE / None
Things to Note
Most beach access is private
Usage
Light
Pets allowed
Yes, on lease
Camera Info
iPhone 7 Plus, Canon 6D + Canon 16-35mm f/2.8L II, Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM, Sigma 50mm f/1.4 ART

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