Destination guide

Coast along to your next beach holiday in Pacific City

If you're most at home by the ocean, Pacific City is the place for you. Situated on the Oregon coast, 2 hours' drive west of Portland, this beachfront town has a special kind of magic that keeps travelers coming back to their Pacific City vacation rentals year after year. Maybe it's the way the waves roll in past Cape Kiwanda, or the stunning views to be found along the 3 Capes Scenic Drive. Perhaps they come for the bald eagles or Canada geese, or maybe it's the opportunity to spot gray whales during their spring migration. What'll bring you to Pacific City?

Things to do

There's more to Pacific City than, well, the Pacific

Today travelers come to Pacific City from far and wide, but the area's popularity certainly isn't anything new. If you're keen to learn more about the history of this stretch of the Oregon coast, head north to Tillamook County Pioneer Museum to get an insight into the lives of those who've called it home over the centuries. A relaxing afternoon can be spent exploring the tide pools at Cape Kiwanda Marine Gardens. Then, retreat to one of the eateries along Brooten Road to recharge your batteries. Perhaps find time, too, to explore a little further inland toward the Willamette Valley, and raise a glass in the heart of Oregon wine country.


Get stoked and tame the waves, or go looking for whales

You'll have no problem getting hold of a surfboard and a wetsuit in Pacific City. The ocean here sure isn't the warmest, but with some decent neoprene and the right attitude you're guaranteed to have a ball surfing the beach break. Try horse riding on the sand, grab your hiking gear and explore Cascade Head, or drive 10 minutes south to the golf course at Neskowin Beach. Nature lovers might be lucky enough to spot gray whales migrating off the coast, but you're sure to get the best view by taking to the sky for a hang gliding lesson.


Hope for the best but keep your raincoat handy

A mild but wet climate in this part of Oregon means you'll want to keep one eye on the day's weather forecast, especially during the winter months. December typically sees about 13 inches of rainfall. Coastal fog is also pretty common during the night and early mornings. There's no denying Pacific City and the surrounding areas are appealing even when it's raining, but it's no surprise that most people visit during the summer months between June and August. Summer temperatures typically peak in the low 70s. You'll get the best deals on Pacific City vacation rentals outside the main summer season—just be sure to have rain gear on hand.

Natural features

Whether on land or water, commune with nature in Pacific City

It is of course Oregon's stunning scenery that entices most travelers to book Pacific City vacation rentals. Nestucca Bay National Wildlife Refuge is a managed patchwork of 7 different types of habitat, and it plays an important role in supporting migrating dusky Canada geese. A trip to either Sand Lake Recreation Area or Bob Straub State Park will also provide endless opportunities for birdwatching. Stay in a vacation rental near the coast and you might be treated to some unforgettable views as the evening sun sinks beyond Cape Kiwanda.

Where to stay around Pacific City?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 355 vacation rentals near Pacific City. From 295 Houses to 14 Cabins, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Pacific City for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Pacific City?

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 Pacific City:

  • Kiwanda Shores: 197 vacation rentals
  • Shorepine Village: 175 vacation rentals
  • Four Sisters: 177 vacation rentals
  • Woods: 191 vacation rentals
  • Haystack Heights: 60 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 Pacific City?

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

  • Chinook Winds Casino: 1,505 vacation rentals
  • Cape Lookout State Park: 806 vacation rentals
  • Lincoln City Chamber of Commerce: 1,509 vacation rentals
  • Roads End State Recreation Site: 1,494 vacation rentals
  • Devil's Lake State Recreation Area: 1,472 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Pacific City 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 Pacific City?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 295 Houses in Pacific City. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Pacific City include:

  • Cabins: 14 rentals available
  • Cottages: 14 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 12 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Pacific City?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 7 vacation rentals with pool available in Pacific City. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.