5 Things To Do in Arch Cape, Oregon

In Arch Cape, Oregon, adventure and exploration reign. Hotels and vacation rentals are only minutes from the exciting things to do in this region. For example, staying with Starfish Vacation Rentals guarantees you close proximity to the beach and other attractions. The community is minutes away from beautiful beaches, scenic state parks, and popular seaside activities. Here are 5 things to do in Arch Cape.

  • Beachcombing on Cannon Beach – Head north up the Oregon Coast Highway to Cannon Beach, one of the best beaches for shelling, wildlife watching, and general beachcombing in the state. Miles of widened coastline and low tidal waves are ideal for nature walks. For longer hikes, head to Haystack Rock, a famed monolithic rock that is accessible by foot at low tide. CannonBeach.org
  • Hike the Trails at Oswald West State Park – Popular with hikers, surfers and beach-goers, Oswald West State Park is a 2,484-acre park that includes miles of hiking trails and beaches with breathtaking views of the Pacific. Hike one of 14 trails ranging from beginner to advanced and enjoy scenic views at the park’s two major headlands: Cape Falcon and Neah-Kah-Nie Mountain. Oregon State Parks
  • Go on a Crabbing Adventure – Nearby Nehalem Bay is one of the best places in the country for crabbing, and you’ll find a number of local businesses specializing in crabbing adventures. One local favorite – Kelly’s Brighton Marina – has received rave reviews for its crabbing activities for the beginner to the seasoned crabber. Kelly’s Brighton Marina
  • Golfing in Manzanita – Just a few miles south of Arch Cape is Manzanita, home to Manzanita Golf Course. The 2,192-yard, par-32, 9-hole course sits on a rolling hillside with spectacular views of the Pacific surf. The course is dotted with grand fir trees and lush greenery. Tagged “the best walking course on the coast,” it is well-maintained and open year-round. Manzanita Golf Course
  • Pack the Family for a Trip to Seaside Aquarium – North of Arch Cape is the oldest aquarium on the West Coast: Seaside Aquarium. This privately owned aquarium features interactive exhibits such as underwater tanks and touch tanks showcasing sea life native to the northwestern coast. Seaside’s family of seals – 11 and counting – is the real gem of the facility, however. The incredibly personable creatures love to perform for visitors. Seaside Aquarium

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