Things to Do in Pacific City, Oregon

The Oregon Coast is one of the most naturally beautiful coastal regions in the country and is a favorite amongst Portland residents looking for a way to escape the city for a weekend of rest and relaxation.

The central Oregon Coast offers a number of wonderful getaways for both adventure seekers and those looking for a more relaxed vibe. Heading west out of Portland and through the Tillamook State Forest is a surreal experience as the density of the city quickly gives way to the lush forest landscape setting the tone for a trip that offers access to some of the most spectacular natural environments in the country.

While the Oregon coast can be rocky and wild, it is also a place of immense beauty and offers miles of beach access that during the relatively calm summer months can offer a wide array of beach and water activities. There are also a number of coastally cool towns that stretch from Seaside to Newport.

One of the most charming and friendly hamlets on the Oregon Coast is the small welcoming community at Pacific Beach. Sitting just south of Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area, Pacific City. Oregon is a favorite amongst surfers, beachgoers, and anglers as it has great access to everything the Oregon Coast has to offer.

With a number of cool lodging options, outdoor activities, and neighboring communities a weekend trip to Pacific City is the perfect weekend getaway for anyone looking to enjoy some sun and sand.

Miles From Portland - 98 Miles

Pacific City Activities - Surfing, Hiking, Fishing, Sea Kayaking

Pacific City Lodging-


Camping- Woods County Campground

The Woods County Campground is close to all of the fun things to do in Pacific City. It is a one-acre campground, so it is a smaller site but it sits right on the Big Nestucca River, making it an idyllic location for Pacific City camping.

Hotel- Headlands Coastal Lodge and Spa

If you’re looking for some upscale Pacific City lodging, book a beachside room at the Headlands Coastal Lodge and Spa. Offering a number of amenities like yoga and spa facilities, this beachside resort doesn’t skimp on rest and relaxation.

Stay In An Airstream - Hart’s Camp Airstream

If you’re looking for a cool and unique way to unplug stay in one of the well-designed Airstreams at Hart’s. Each Airstream has a unique design and includes a BBQ and firepit, so you can hang out and enjoy the beach vibes while staying in a casually cool environment.

Pacific City Food-

Meridian Restaurant-

Even if you don’t stay at the Headlands Lodge grabbing a bite at the Meridian is highly advised. The Meridian sources fresh ingredients from local farmers and incorporates freshly sourced seafood into their amazing menu, making this a great choice for those looking for Pacific City restaurants. 

Pelican Brewing Company-

If a beachside burger and brew sounds good post surf session, stop into Pelican Brewing Company. In Pacific City, Pelican Brewing Company has been a favorite amongst both locals and visitors alike for over 20 years.

The Grateful Bread Bakery-

The undisputed champion of Pacific City breakfast, The Grateful Bread Bakery is good vibes and better pancakes. Stuff yourself full of some their amazing gingerbread or blueberry pancakes before enjoying a day playing by the ocean.



Anna Anderson