Oregon's coastline is known for its rugged beauty, with stunning cliffs, rock formations, and miles of pristine beaches. The Oregon coast is the perfect destination for a family-friendly vacation, offering a wide range of activities and sights for all ages to enjoy. If you're planning a trip to Oregon this spring, here are five family-friendly beaches to add to your itinerary:
Cannon Beach is one of the most popular beaches on the Oregon coast, and for good reason. With its iconic Haystack Rock, wide sandy beaches, and charming downtown area, there's plenty to keep families entertained here. Kids will love exploring the tide pools around Haystack Rock, searching for sea stars, anemones, and other creatures. Cannon Beach also offers plenty of opportunities for hiking, biking, and picnicking, making it a great spot for a day trip or a longer stay. Make sure to pack a Therm All-Weather Hoodie for the trip. This is a soft and comfortable as a hoodie, with the full wet weather protection of a rain jacket. Available for boys and girls sizes 2-14.
Lincoln City is another popular beach destination on the Oregon coast, known for its miles of sandy beaches and abundance of family-friendly activities. Kids will love exploring the tide pools at Roads End State Recreation Site or flying kites on the beach at D River Wayside. Lincoln City is also home to several museums and galleries, including the North Lincoln County Historical Museum and the Jennifer L. Sears Glass Art Studio offers glassblowing classes for kids.
Newport is a charming coastal town that offers plenty of family-friendly activities and attractions. Kids will love visiting the Oregon Coast Aquarium, which features a wide variety of marine life, including sharks, sea otters, and jellyfish. The Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area is another must-visit spot in Newport, with its historic lighthouse, tide pools, and hiking trails. And, of course, Newport offers miles of sandy beaches for building sandcastles and playing in the waves. Pack a 10K Packaway Rainshell Jacket for good measure! This ultra-light jacket is packable and packs into its own zip-up pouch inside the pocket – this is perfect when you’re on the go.
Pacific City is a quieter, more laid-back beach destination on the Oregon coast, perfect for families looking to escape the crowds. The beach here is known for its towering sand dunes, which offer plenty of opportunities for hiking, sandboarding, and dune buggy rides. Kids will also love visiting the Nestucca Bay National Wildlife Refuge, which is home to a variety of birds, including bald eagles and great blue herons.
Seaside is another popular beach town on the Oregon coast, offering a wide range of family-friendly activities and attractions. Kids will love visiting the Seaside Aquarium, which features a touch tank and a variety of marine life, including sea stars and crabs. The town also offers plenty of opportunities for hiking, biking, and exploring the beach, as well as an amusement park with carnival rides and games.
Whether you're looking for a day trip or a longer stay, these five family-friendly beaches offer something for everyone. From exploring tide pools and hiking through sand dunes to playing in the waves and visiting museums, the Oregon coast is the perfect destination for a springtime family vacation. Before you head out on your family adventure this month, make sure you pack for the occasion. Here at Therm, have something for everyone.