The Oregon coastline is a thing of splendor.
Some of the best beaches on the Oregon Coast for romance span the nearly 400 miles of it's coastline.
Cozy small towns, majestic lighthouses, breathtaking photo ops.
They're all a part of what makes the coast among the most treasured places to take your honeymoon or vacation.
Although every place from North to South is unique and lovely in it's own way, there are some places, specifically beaches in our case, that simply cry out "I'm about romance!"
Sometimes, long stretches of sand as far as the eye can see that eventually disappear into the low-hanging fog of the morning. Strolling together, hand in hand, beachcombing for shells, interesting shards of driftwood, glass floats and more.
It's a number of elements, perfectly combined, that gives off that aura. Not anything concrete or formulaic, necessarily. Sometimes you can point it out immediately and, yet, other times, you just can't put your finger on it. You simply know how it makes you feel.
The combination of salt air, summer sun or winter rains, the feel of the sand between your toes, and on and on all contribute to the feeling that you are in the absolutely perfect place.
Below are some of the best beaches along the Oregon Coast, in my opinion. Cannon Beach and Newport tops that list. They just have a small town, coastal community feeling to them that is very appealing to me.
The beach itself has a very natural, rugged look to it; as if it is completely untouched by humans. As far as that goes, the majesty and beauty is hard to top. That's why it's listed first :)
I want to help you make some informed decisions on where to spend your time, especially if you are searching for a place to get away rather than join in. Actually, any choice that you make is going to be the right one. It just depends on if you want your privacy or if you're itching for some tourist-type enjoyment.
If you have the time to drive the entire coastline, stop at them all. With this Oregon Coast best beaches list, you just can't go wrong. The beauty is matchless.
My Recommendations for the Best Beaches
Hidden from the freeway and nestled within the small town of Neskowin is a stretch of beach that is serene and beautiful. This is truly one of the most romantically best beaches along the Oregon Coast.
The wide areas of sandy beach is watched over by Proposal Rock, a huge monolith jutting from the ocean, covered in vegetation. The story goes that a local area family had 9 daughters. Each one was proposed to near the giant rock. The name stuck. This is a perfect place to pack a lunch, pop open a bottle of bubbly and watch the sun set. Find more information about Neskowin beaches
A tad north of Newport, Beverly Beach is like a little hideaway. Drive down into Beverly Beach State Park and then walk under the bridge right out onto a long, expanse of lovely Oregon coastal beach.
This is a fantastic place to remove yourself from the crowds and just enjoy some seclusion.
Situated in one of my favorite cities and choices to live in, Newport, OR, Nye Beach stands out as a charming, relaxing, and romantic beach on the Oregon coast.
Lots of little shops for eating, drinking, and enjoying yourself at stretch up and down Nye Beach, with total beach access at the end of it all. It's like a city within the city of Newport. It's very cool!
The first thing that Cannon Beach is known for is historic Haystack Rock. Standing 235 ft high, it is the third largest coastal monolith in the world. The home to marine birds and tide pool creatures, it is a sight to behold. Cannon Beach has over nine miles of walkable beach and is perfect for long, romantic strolls with your lover.
Ecola State Park boasts many winding trails for those who love to hike and the viewpoint is one of the most photographed on the entire Oregon Coast. Personally, I rank this the best beach and, without a doubt, Cannon Beach is one of my favorite towns along the entire coast.
Taft District in Lincoln City
The historic Taft District in Lincoln City is one of my favorite beach areas.
It's a cozy stretch of businesses and shops that seems like it's own little town within a town. You can shop, eat delicious seafood, blow glass, visit a museum, take bike rides, and more.
The dock on the beach is great place to be and really romantic around sunset. You'll catch a lot of people fishing down there which is always fun to watch. Bring a blanket and enjoy some alone time.
Tell us exactly what you like about it and why it's so amazing to you. It sure would help others discover the beautiful Oregon Coast beaches!
Click below to see contributions from other visitors to the Oregon Coast who have submitted their favorite Oregon beach stories.
Newport Beach, Oregon
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