The picturesque seaside community of Oceanside offers a unique vacation setting for visitors interested in relaxing and enjoying the natural beauty of the Oregon coast.
The main section of the village has been built in a geographic semicircular amphitheater that rises from the beachside homes and small business section to a height of 700 feet.
Oceanside has miles of uncrowded sandy beaches that are easily accessible for walks, sunbathing, picnics and beachcombing for agates and sea shells. It also overlooks the nearby Three Arch Rocks National Wildlife Refuge that was established in 1907 by President Theodore Roosevelt. This preserve is located about two hundred yards off the beach and is the site of Oregon’s largest sea bird colonies. This group of rocks rises 300 feet above sea level to provide a protected home for the many species of sea birds and a colony of sea lions.
Maxwell Mountain provides a 700 foot high jump point for hang gliders and parasailers and serves as an ideal lookout for watching passing whales, fishing boats and windsurfers.
Several restaurants provide a range of cuisine for hungry visitors and fishing, clamming, and crabbing are favorite pastimes in nearby Netarts and Tillamook Bays. Cape Meares and Cape Lookout State Parks are also frequent stops for local visitors.