Destination guide

A quaint town in the heart of northern Oregon

Nestled on the hillside in the north of Oregon just south of Cape Meares, and overlooking a golden sandy beach, Oceanside looks more like a quaint European fishing village than a North American town. This charming little place is close to the Three Arch Rocks National Wildlife Refuge, much of which can be viewed from many Oceanside vacation rentals. This photo-worthy stretch of rugged coastline can be used for outdoor adventures, from clamming in the nearby bays to surfing on the continual Pacific swells. Alternatively, head to one of the museums to discover the region's rich history.

Things to do

Museums, museums, museums

The Tillamook coast is easily accessible from Oceanside vacation rentals and teems with interesting museums. Jump in your rental car and head off to see the Garibaldi Museum which chronicles the rich maritime heritage of the region. Alternatively, the Tillamook Air Museum features World War 2 aviation artifacts and vintage aircrafts under the last remaining blimp hanger in the US. In downtown Tillamook, you can discover the history of the first pioneers at the Country Museum, along with stories about buried treasure and fallen towns which were almost lost in time.


Catch your dinner in Oceanside

As the name suggests, activities in Oceanside are centered around the sea and rugged coastline. To help kids discover where food really comes from, you can take them down to the bays to pick clams, or – during the fall months – bring up Dungeness crab traps. The town has a long history of fishing and Dory boats bring back their daily hauls of Chinook salmon and Albacore tuna which can be bought at the harbor. You can also opt for a fishing charter to have a go yourself. Take everything back to your Oceanside vacation rental to cook up a fine fishy feast while you overlook the beach and the lapping sea.


All-weather adventures in Oceanside

The town's proximity to the sea keeps it mild all year round with no extreme swings in temperatures. It's unsurprising the summer months are the busiest for Oceanside vacation rentals, and the days are hot and glorious. But don't discount winter or fall. The town is quieter at this time, and the coast offers some lovely bracing walks looking down over the sea below. Plus, you can always warm up in any of the town's restaurants which offer freshly caught seafood all year round, or dive into one of the interesting museums nearby.

Natural features

The Three Arch Rocks National Wildlife Refuge

The Three Arch Rocks National Wildlife Refuge was the first of its kind west of the Mississippi, and one of the smallest in the country. The tiny park, consisting of rocky outcrops and islets a half mile or so off the mainland, is a wildlife haven. South of Alaska, the refuge has the largest population of breeding tufted puffins, the cheeky iconic birds with deep orange beaks, and noisy common murres which nest here in their thousands. It's also the only site in the north of Oregon used by Steller sea lions for pupping.

Where to stay around Oceanside?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 262 vacation rentals near Oceanside. From 179 Houses to 34 Cottages, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Oceanside for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Oceanside?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Oceanside:

  • Kiwanda Shores: 200 vacation rentals
  • Happy Camp: 29 vacation rentals
  • Shorepine Village: 176 vacation rentals
  • Four Sisters: 178 vacation rentals
  • Woods: 196 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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

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

  • Rockaway Beach: 915 vacation rentals
  • Cape Lookout State Park: 803 vacation rentals
  • Nehalem Bay State Park: 973 vacation rentals
  • Oswald West State Park: 1,408 vacation rentals
  • Manzanita Golf Course: 1,081 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Oceanside 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 Oceanside?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 179 Houses in Oceanside. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Oceanside include:

  • Cottages: 34 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 34 rentals available
  • Cabins: 34 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with internet/wifi in Oceanside?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with internet/wifi among our 255 vacation rentals with internet/wifi available in Oceanside. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.