Find the best place to stay — Gearhart

Where to stay around Gearhart?

Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 591 vacation rentals near Gearhart. From 372 houses to 111 condos, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Gearhart for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Gearhart?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Gearhart. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Gearhart Golf Links: 719 vacation rentals
  • Cannon Beach: 1,170 vacation rentals
  • Tillamook Head: 1,018 vacation rentals
  • Haystack Rock: 1,221 vacation rentals
  • Ecola State Park: 1,013 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Gearhart listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent houses in Gearhart?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 372 houses in Gearhart. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Gearhart include:

  • Condos: 111 rentals available
  • Cottages: 38 rentals available
  • Townhomes: 22 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including resorts and more.

Can I rent near the ocean rentals in Gearhart?

Absolutely, HomeAway has 344 near the ocean rentals in Gearhart. You have also many other possibilities in Gearhart area, including:

  • Golf rentals: 309 rentals
  • Beach rentals: 204 rentals
  • Waterfront rentals: 133 rentals

Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Gearhart?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 159 vacation rentals with pool available in Gearhart. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

    Sleepy Coastal Gearhart’s Small-Town Charms

    Gearhart is a small, quiet town that is located just north and south of some of the busiest areas of the Oregon coast. There are no traffic lights, a pristine beach and wide streets with very little traffic. To the north of Gearhart are attractions such as Fort Stevens State Park and the historic city of Astoria that sits at the mouth of the Columbia River. To the south is the tourist destination of Seaside that plays host to families who travel to the coast from the urban Portland, Oregon area.

    Shopping and Dining

    Gearhart is home to small shops and dining opportunities for fresh seafood, coffee, sandwiches and other delicious fare. Three miles south of Gearhart, the busy town of Seaside offers a broad range of dining options that will appeal to many tastes. A wide variety of boutiques, art galleries, grocery stores and gift shops are abundant in Seaside as well. To the north, the town of Astoria has many additional options for shopping, boutiques, museums and art galleries, including a historical museum, a film museum and a maritime museum.

    Historic Sites

    The Gearhart area is home to many historical sites, including the remains of the shipwrecked Peter Iredale, which sits on the beach just 12 miles north of Gearhart. This sailing ship ran aground in 1906, and although attempts were made to recover it, it became embedded in the sand. Much of the ship was salvaged, but the structural parts remain, and it has been a popular visitor attraction for more than 100 years. The rusted hull that is buried in the sand is a fun photo opportunity of this easily accessed shipwreck.

    Fort Stevens is a former military defense fort that was in service for 84 years, including the Civil War, World War I and World War II. An earthen fort, gun batteries and a military jail can be explored. Fort Stevens is now a historical attraction that includes a museum, tours and a park with camping, hiking and other recreational opportunities. 4,300 acres of hiking and bicycle trails allow you to explore sand dunes, forests and beaches.

    Outdoor Sports

    The Oregon coast is a wonderful destination for many types of outdoor sports, including hiking, beachcombing, surfing, golfing and horseback riding. Wide beaches and state parks offer a multitude of opportunities for sports and activities of all types. Seaside merchants offer surfing equipment rentals for your use during your visit, and bicycles - including surreys and tandem bicycles - are available for rent to ride along the boardwalk.

    Golfing is a popular sport in Oregon, and Gearhart is home to the Gearhart Golf Links, a golf course that is the oldest one in the Pacific Northwest. Founded in 1888, this golf course offers you the opportunity to enjoy a round of golf in a scenic location while enjoying the brisk salty sea air.


    The Oregon coast is often rainy and windy, with moderate temperatures making your visit a comfortable one any time of the year. You will want to bring a waterproof, windproof jacket and sturdy waterproof shoes for your visit. Storm watching is a popular activity from an oceanfront vacation home, and visitors will come to the coast specifically to watch the waves during a winter storm.

    How to Get There

    The Oregon coast is remote and travel options are limited. The Portland International Airport is a two-hour drive from Gearhart and is the best option for your commercial flight’s destination. Travel by private or rental car is the best way to travel to Gearhart and explore the Oregon coast. Commercial bus service is also available to this coastal location.

    Attractions In and Around Gearhart

    Looking for places to see while you're in Gearhart? Some of the area's family-friendly draws for travelers include Seaside Family Fun Park, Astoria Riverfront Trolley and Astoria Aquatic Center. To appreciate the outdoor scene, make time for beaches like Les Shirley Park and Cannon Beach and green spaces such as Sunset Beach State Recreation Site and Tillamook Head.

    You can take a shopping trip to Seaside Factory Outlet Center, Seaside Antique Mall and Seaside Carousel Mall. Gearhart Golf Links and Seaside Golf Course are a couple of activities around the area. Why not also take in more of the area with visits to Seaside Museum and Historical Society, Seaside Visitors Bureau or Seaside Civic and Convention Center?