Just North of Barview, the City of Rockaway Beach is one of the best kept secrets of the North Coast region. This is a place you can sneak off to with your sweetheart or steal away for a personal retreat to enjoy a little-known pocket of coastal delights that most folks overlook. One thing you definitely shouldn’t pass up when visiting this distinctive coastal enclave is the Rockaway Beach 45-acre old-growth Cedar Wetlands Preserve. Here, you can behold one of the largest trees in Oregon, a Western Red Cedar that stands 154-feet tall and spans 49 feet in circumference. Another breathtaking natural attraction that makes Rockaway Beach all the more worth visiting is the Green Flash. This is an actual optical phenomenon that happens on the beach before sunset. The Green Flash appears as a spot of green light that can be seen for only a few moments just above the point of sunset on a clear day. It is the product of light moving slowly in dense air, in the same direction of the earth’s curvature. Other notable points of interest include the Twin Rocks as well as the historic Pronto Pups hot dog stand on U.S. Highway 101. The City Hall for Rockaway Beach is open Monday through Friday.
Rockaway Beach City Hall, 276 U.S. Highway 101, Rockaway Beach, OR