On the Oregon Coast, small seaside communities offer a nice alternative to the larger vacation destinations. Netarts is one such place, a tiny fishing town (there’s a Crab Avenue here) nestled in a coastal temperate rainforest and surrounded by opportunities for hiking, tide-pooling and other outdoor recreation. It sits just south of Oceanside on Oregon Coast Highway 131.

Getting There

Netarts is about 80 miles from Portland, and the drive is pretty straightforward. From Portland, take US 26 west to OR 6, then continue west over the coast range until you come into the town of Tillamook. Continue west on OR 131 until you come to Netarts. View Larger Map and Directions

Where to Eat

Things to Do


photo: child clamming Netarts Bay, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. Delicious sandwich by Sugarfoot’s. Sunset with people on the beach at Cape Lookout by Matt Picio via Flickr.

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