Whether you want to stroll for seashells, ride waves, or build sand castles, our list of amazing beaches will guide you to your new favorite coastal playground.
Stay: The 11 fireplace-equipped shorefront cottages of The Breakers Beach Houses (503/392-3417 or breakersoregon.com) overlook the ocean. Private cottages start at $160. To see available vacation rentals, visit oregoncoast.com/greyfox.
Eat: Hawk Creek Cafe (503/392-3838) serves excellent pizza from a wood-fired oven.
Shop: Head 13 miles south to Lincoln City for glass art at The Volta Glass Gallery (541/996-7600 or voltaglass.com). Or create your own art across the street at The Jennifer Sears Glass Art Studio (541/996-2569 or jennifersearsglassart.com).
Local secret: See that picturesque sea stack topped with trees? There’s a reason it’s called Proposal Rock.