Top 10 Beaches to Explore Near Portland, Oregon

Cannon Beach is famous for Haystack Rock, a towering sea stack that dominates the shoreline. The beach is perfect for strolling, tide pooling, and spotting marine life.

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Ecola State Park offers dramatic cliffs, hidden coves, and breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean. Enjoy hiking, beachcombing, and watching the sunset.

Ecola State Park

Oswald West State Park

Oswald West is known for its rugged beauty, with towering trees and dramatic waves. Enjoy camping, surfing, or simply relaxing on the sandy shores.


Manzanita is a charming coastal town with a long, sandy beach perfect for walks, kite flying, and soaking up the sun.

Nehalem Bay State Park

Explore the tranquil beaches and explore the Nehalem River estuary, where you can spot seals, seabirds, and other wildlife.

Short Sands Beach, despite its name, offers a long stretch of sand for sunbathing, sandcastle building, and enjoying the Pacific Ocean breeze.

Short Sands Beach

Hug Point features a unique landscape with hidden coves, tide pools teeming with life, and a waterfall cascading down the cliffs.

Hug Point State Natural Area

Nye Beach in Newport offers a blend of history, entertainment, and coastal beauty. Explore the shops, restaurants, and enjoy the lively atmosphere.

Nye Beach

The Oregon Coast Aquarium in Newport is a must-visit for marine enthusiasts. See fascinating sea creatures, learn about ocean conservation, and discover the wonders of the Pacific Northwest.

Oregon Coast Aquarium