The 10 Best Beach Towns On The Oregon Coast!
Authored by: Jamie Hale | The Oregonian/OregonLive
What makes a perfect beach town?
Access to the beach helps, of course, but there should also be a good variety of other activities and attractions. Are hiking trails nearby? Natural wonders? Good food is important, as is local lodging. How are the crowds? What's the vibe?
After many years of traveling U.S. Route 101, we've dared to rank the very best towns on the Oregon coast. Our perspective is of tourists on a day trip or longer stay, considering all that goes into a good vacation.
This list doesn't aim to play favorites. Growing up, my family always vacationed in Neskowin, and for that reason it will always hold a special place in my heart. But there's no way Neskowin could make this list. It's a perfectly lovely place to stay, but there's just not enough there.
The perfect beach town should balance a number of diverse attractions, accommodations and access to natural beauty, with both retro charm and modern amenities.
With those factors in mind, we've winnowed all the towns along the coast to 10, with representatives from the north, central and southern stretches. Some beloved beach towns were left off the list (sincerest apologies to Lincoln City and Manzanita), but not every beach town can be perfect.
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