Arch Cape, Oregon
is located about 5 miles south of Cannon Beach. Accommodations here are on one of the many gorgeous beaches that stretch along the famed Oregon Coast. A natural arch in the coastal rocks
, for which the area was named, is a perfect example of the distinctive rock towers that punctuate the Oregon coast. A vacation rental here is the perfect base for exploring the coast in either direction.
For those who choose a condo rental in this area, the coast is the main attraction. There are many state parks and recreation sites accessible from vacation rentals at Arch Cape. Hug Point State Recreation Area is a lovely wayside stop. Pack a picnic at your accommodations and take it to this forested picnic area with access to a lovely sandy beach. A short walk will bring you to a seasonal waterfall and caves in the sandstone cliffs
. One interesting point of historical interest is the stagecoach trail. Think about how you arrived from your lodging and consider that before the highway was built travellers had to go by stagecoach along the beach. You can still see wheel ruts in the rocks in some places!
Your accommodation at Arch Cape is a short drive from Cannon Beach. This picturesque town is known for its community of artists
. This is the place to come from condo rentals for shopping, galleries and restaurants. It’s most famous landmark, however, is Haystack Rock. This towering rock just offshore is home to hundreds of birds
. Bring your binoculars from your condo rental and see if you can spot the puffins
. From here you can also see Tillamook Rock Lighthouse out to sea. The 3.5 mile strand at Cannon Beach was listed as “one of the world’s 100 most beautiful places”
in the June 2013 issue of National Geographic as well as Best Overall Beach in the state of Oregon.
Wherever you find accommodation along the Oregon coast you will not be disappointed! Sweeping ocean vistas, miles of sandy beaches
, wooded hiking trails and rocky coves will meet you at every turn. Vacation rentals at Arch Cape will give you the outdoor experience you are looking for.