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Oceanside is a small coastal village in Tillamook County, approximately 45 miles from Cannon Beach. It lies on the "Three Capes Scenic Loop," which is named for Cape Meares, Cape Lookout and Cape Kiwanda. The scenic loop begins in the town of Tillamook, then reaches Cape Meares and heads south past Oceanside and the community of Netarts. It continues to Cape Lookout, and further south, the highway passes Cape Kiwanda before rejoining Highway 101 at Pacific City. The three capes are each located within a state park, which features campgrounds, hiking and biking trails. Standing guard 217 feet above sea level is historic Cape Meares Lighthouse. There are hiking trails from the parking lot to the lighthouse and scenic lookout points that overlook inlets inhabited by sea lions and nesting birds. Seventeen miles offshore from Oceanside is the Three Arch Rocks National Wildlife Refuge, the oldest refuge in the United States. It consists of 17 acres of rock islands that provide nesting for large numbers of birds and wildlife. The town of Oceanside has one of the most picturesque settings along the Oregon Coast, and its uncrowded beaches are great for beachcombing and hunting agates, exploring tidepools, kite flying, sea kayaking and parasailing. There are several outstanding restaurants in town, from a friendly "Cheers" type tavern to one of the finest oceanside restaurants found along the coast. And lodging in Oceanside varies from family style hotels to cozy oceanside retreats.

Surrounding areas: Cape Meares, Oregon (2.2 mi), Netarts, Oregon (2.2 mi), Mount Hood, Oregon (5.6 mi), Tillamook, Oregon (6.0 mi), Three Capes, Oregon (8.5 mi), Rockaway Beach, Oregon (10.8 mi), Tierra Del Mar, Oregon (14.3 mi)

Oceanside Vacation Rentals

Oceanside Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Best Western Inn & Suites1722 N Makinster RdTillamook, OR6.0 mi.(503) 842-7599
Shilo Inn Tillamook2515 N MainTillamook, OR6.0 mi.(503) 641-6565
Comfort Inn502 Garibaldi AveGaribaldi, OR7.4 mi.(503) 322-3338
Sand Dollar Motel105 NW 23RD AveRockaway Beach, OR12.2 mi.(503) 355-2301
Schooner's CoveCannon Beach, OR29.9 mi.(503) 636-8915

Oceanside Weather & Climate

The North Coast Region of Oregon has a climate with strong marine influences. Summers are generally cool and winters are moderate. Westerly winds are predominant from the northwest during the summer and from the southwest in the winter. These winds from the ocean bring heavy rainfall in winter and fog in the summer. The Oregon Pacific coastal zone is characterized by wet winters, relatively dry summers and mild temperatures all year. Along the lower elevations on the immediate coast, annual precipitation is between 65 to 90 inches, but on higher elevations on the west slopes, it can be up to 200 inches. Several days of abundant rainfall can cause floods. Snowfall on the coast is minimal. Extreme high or low temperatures are rare.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 49°F 36°F 13.09 in. 49°F
February 52°F 37°F 10.79 in. 49°F
March 54°F 37°F 9.90 in. 50°F
April 56°F 39°F 6.81 in. 51°F
May 60°F 43°F 4.84 in. 53°F
June 63°F 47°F 3.41 in. 57°F
July 66°F 49°F 1.64 in. 58°F
August 68°F 49°F 1.42 in. 58°F
September 68°F 46°F 3.68 in. 57°F
October 62°F 41°F 7.16 in. 55°F
November 54°F 39°F 13.72 in. 53°F
December 49°F 36°F 13.94 in. 52°F

Oceanside Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Astoria Regional airport (AST) located about 48 miles north of Oceanside in Astoria, Oregon, the Portland Hillsboro airport (HIO) located approximately 49 miles east of Oceanside in Hillsboro ( Portland ), Oregon, Mcnary Field (SLE) located roughly 60 miles southeast of Oceanside in Salem, Oregon, the Portland International airport (PDX) located around 66 miles east of Oceanside in Portland, Oregon, and finally the Corvallis Municipal airport (CVO) located about 74 miles south of Oceanside in Corvallis, Oregon.

Oceanside Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Oaks Amusement ParkPortlandOR62.7 mi.
Enchanted ForestTurnerOR65.2 mi.
Golf Courses
Alderbrook Golf CourseTillamookOR6.0 mi.
Bay Breeze Golf Course & Driving RangeTillamookOR6.0 mi.
Manzanita Golf CourseManzanitaOR18.0 mi.
Hawk Creek Golf CourseNeskowinOR24.4 mi.
Neskowin Beach Golf CourseNeskowinOR24.4 mi.
Ski Areas
Cooper SpurPortlandOR62.7 mi.
Mount Hood MeadowsPortlandOR62.7 mi.
Willamette PassEugeneOR106.4 mi.
Mount Hood SkibowlGovernment CampOR107.9 mi.
State Parks
Oceanside Beach State ParkOR0.3 mi. 
Symons State ParkOR0.7 mi. 
Cape Meares State ParkOR2.2 mi. 
Cape Lookout State ParkOR7.5 mi. 
Twin Rocks State ParkOR9.1 mi. 
Rockaway Beach State ParkOR10.5 mi. 
Munson Creek Falls State ParkOR11.3 mi. 
Whalen Island State ParkOR13.1 mi. 
Nehalem Bay State ParkOR16.1 mi. 
Cape Kiwanda State ParkOR17.2 mi. 
Wilson River Highway Forest State ParkOR17.9 mi. 
Neakahnie-Manzanita State ParkOR18.1 mi. 
Bob Straub State ParkOR19.3 mi. 
Oswald West State ParkOR21.5 mi. 
Neskowin Beach State ParkOR24.8 mi. 
Arcadia Beach State ParkOR26.3 mi. 
Hug Point State ParkOR26.3 mi. 
Tolovana Beach State ParkOR28.4 mi. 
Haystack Hill State ParkOR29.1 mi. 
H B Van Duzer Forest State ParkOR30.1 mi. 
Latimer Quilt & Textile MuseumTillamookOR6.0 mi.(Technology)
Columbia River Maritime MuseumAstoriaOR50.8 mi.(History)
Oregon State Archives Online ExhibitSalemOR57.7 mi.(History)
Hallie Ford Museum of ArtSalemOR57.7 mi.(Art)
A.C. Gilbert's Discovery VillageSalemOR57.7 mi.(Children's)
Zoos and Aquariums
Oregon ZooPortlandOR62.7 mi.

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