Northern Oregon Coast Attractions

Including Long Beach, WA, Attractions

The Oregon Coast is full of wilderness wonderlands, American history and rich cultures, and you need to know how you can best experience and learn about all of it. Start by checking out the Northern Oregon Coast attractions within these towns. You may be familiar with some of them already – maybe you saw them on a postcard, travel guide or heard of them through word of mouth. Others are lesser-known local secrets, and your discovery of them may feel reminiscent of Lewis and Clark's adventure into this tucked away territory of Oregon’s Northern Coast.

Get outside with Northern Oregon Coast attractions by exploring state parks by bike, by foot or simply by relaxing on their pristine beaches. Snap a picture next to the famous Haystack Rock among other Cannon Beach attractions. Try a whale watching expedition off of the North Oregon Coast to see the whales in their natural habit. Enjoy a family picnic in the heart of forest learning center at Tillamook attractions. You can even experience Manzanita attractions by pedaling along a retired railroad along the Nehalem River.

Discover Culture through North Oregon Coast Attractions

The inspiring environment surrounding you almost makes it hard to imagine being not outside, but there are numerous indoor Northern Oregon Coast attractions that shouldn’t be missed. Uncover local history and gain an appreciation for the culture that helped shape these maritime towns when you visit lighthouses or the many museums among Seaside attractions. You can keep it casual by strolling about the River Walk, one of the popular Astoria, Oregon, attractions. How brave are you? Find out with a visit to a supposedly haunted historic hotel. North Oregon Coast attractions also embrace the quintessential beach vibe of these towns. Activities like bumper cars, arcades and carnival sites offer fun for people of all ages and interests and make for entertaining diversions on rainy afternoons. The options for attraction in the North Oregon Coast seem endless – see the possibilities here!

North Oregon Coast Attractions by Area

Long Beach Peninsula | Astoria & Warrenton | Seaside & Gearhart | Cannon Beach | Manzanita | Tillamook Area

North Oregon Coast Attractions by Category

Astoria Column

North Oregon Coast Attractions
1 Coxcomb Drive, Astoria, OR
(503) 325-2963

Some 400,000 visitors come annually for Astoria’s Astor Column’s stellar views, park-like setting and historic significance. The Column is 125’ tall, sports 164 interior steps and sits an impressive 600’ above sea level, affording a 365-degree view that encompasses Young’s Bay, the Coast Range, the Columbia River, and the Pacific Ocean at a distance. Commissioned by Ralph Budd, a president of the Great Northern Railroad,... read more

Some 400,000 visitors come annually for Astoria’s Astor Column’s stellar views, park-like setting and historic... read more

Columbia River Maritime Museum

North Oregon Coast Attractions
1792 Marine Drive, Astoria, OR
(503) 325-2323

Explore the heritage of the Columbia River at the Columbia River Maritime Museum. Learn about the history of fishing, packing and other maritime industries dependent on the river as the icon itself makes a backdrop for the experience. 

The museum houses the largest collection of Pacific Northwest maritime artifacts in the country with more than 30,000 objects, 20,000 photographs and a 10,000-volume research library in... read more

Explore the heritage of the Columbia River at the Columbia River Maritime Museum. Learn about... read more

Ecola State Park

North Oregon Coast Attractions
84318 Ecola Park Road, Cannon Beach, OR
(503) 436-2844
Park Information
(800) 551-6949

From the moment you enter Ecola State Park's boundaries, you're face to face with the lush Sitka Spruce coastal rainforest. Keep driving and you'll see why the park is special to the entire Oregon Coast. This natural gem offers expansive views of the coast from Cannon Beach, around Tillamook Head and over nine miles of coastline. Enjoy the Oregon Coast the way it's meant to... read more

From the moment you enter Ecola State Park's boundaries, you're face to face with the... read more

Flavel House Museum

Clatsop County Historical Society
North Oregon Coast Attractions
441 8th Street, Astoria, OR
(503) 325-2203

Take a step back in time and live the elegance of the late Victorian era by visiting the Flavel House Museum at the corner of 8th and Duane Streets in Astoria. Operated by the Clatsop County Historical Society, Captain George Flavel and his family called this historic landmark called home in the late 1800s. Flavel was a Columbia River bar pilot and one the area’s first... read more

Take a step back in time and live the elegance of the late Victorian era... read more

Fun Beach Speedway

North Oregon Coast Attractions
915 Pacific Avenue S., Long Beach, WA
(360) 777-3684

If you really want to kick your entertainment into high gear, motor over to the Fun Beach Speedway in downtown Long Beach. The everything-amusing complex is owned and operated by the Trusty family, long-time area residents who are constantly striving to improve the facility’s attraction factor.

Of course there are go-karts galore! In the summer months you’ll find riders, in single or double karts, fulfilling... read more

If you really want to kick your entertainment into high gear, motor over to the... read more

Heritage Museum

Clatsop County Historical Society
North Oregon Coast Attractions
1618 Exchange Street, Astoria, OR
(503) 338-4849

What was once Astoria’s Old City Hall is now home to the Clatsop County Historical Society’s Heritage Museum at the corner of Exchange and 16th Streets. The neoclassical structure was designed in 1904 by prominent Portland architect, Emil Schacht.  When you walk through its doors, prepare to step back in time. You’ll find a 1,000-year old hunting artifact, superbly crafted 19th century Chinook and Clatsop Indian... read more

What was once Astoria’s Old City Hall is now home to the Clatsop County... read more

Oregon Film Museum

Clatsop County Historical Society
North Oregon Coast Attractions
732 Duane Street, Astoria, OR
(503) 325-2203

Astoria’s Oregon Film Museum (OFM) is all about Oregon films and film-making. Operated by the Clatsop County Historical Society, it’s in the old county jail which was the real thing from 1914 to 1976. You’ll learn what films were made in the state and get fun, fascinating details about their production. You’ll even get a chance to make your own film!

The first... read more

Astoria’s Oregon Film Museum (OFM) is all about Oregon films and film-making. Operated by the... read more

Seaside Aquarium

North Oregon Coast Attractions
200 North Prom, Seaside, OR
(503) 738-6211

The Seaside Aquarium is a family favorite with it near 100 species of marine life, and it's also one of the oldest aquariums on the West Coast. It established the first program to breed harbor seals in captivity and allows visitors the chance to feed the popular seal family. The aquarium’s Discovery Center features microscopes to view their tiniest creatures and an expert staff to answer questions.... read more

The Seaside Aquarium is a family favorite with it near 100 species of marine life,... read more

Uppertown Firefighters Museum

Clatsop County Historical Society
North Oregon Coast Attractions
2968 Marine Drive, Astoria, OR
(503) 325-2203

A smokin' collection of Clatsop County firefighting equipment can be found at the Uppertown Firefighters Museum on the corner of 30th Street and Marine Drive in Astoria. Operated by the Clatsop County Historical Society, the museum’s exhibits include a horse-drawn ladder wagon, hose carts, a 1912 American LaFrance fire truck, a Stutz fire engine and a 1946 Mack fire truck. This blast from the past... read more

A smokin' collection of Clatsop County firefighting equipment can be found at the Uppertown Firefighters... read more