Beach Combing/Tide Pools: Walk from Cape Kiwanda to the mouth of the Nestucca River, or visit the tide pools at low tide at the base of the cape. There are a lot of rocks waiting to find a home. Who knows what type of shell collecting you can do at Mitchell's Shells and Bait Shop?
Campfires on the Beach: Later tonight, after gathering some driftwood, bring some hot dogs and buns or a box of graham crackers, some marshmallows, and chocolate bars for s'mores!!!! Enjoy a safe and fun time at your Beach Bonfire. Bring your pet with you to our pet-friendly beaches.
Fishing: Haystack Fishing Club. Call Joe or Wendy Hay at 503-965-7555. River fishing is also available seasonally.
Crabbing/Clamming: Check out the latest conditions for crabbing and clamming at Clam Watch. Pacific City Sporting Goods 503-965-6410 rents crabbing equipment; also carries licenses and your fishing needs. They also rent kayaks, surf and river. Boat rentals are available at Netarts Bay, 20 miles North of Pacific City.
Hiking: About 15 miles from Pacific City is Munson Creek Falls County Park, the highest waterfall on the North Oregon Coast. Cape Lookout and Cascade Head also have great hikes and views; do not forget your cameras.
Jet-Skiing, Surfing and Boogy-boarding: The world's best Jet Ski racers and freestylers come to the Blowsion Surf Slam in Pacific City, Oregon for a weekend of competition in the ocean surf during the third week of September. Rent jet skis at Blowsion for your own private competition. The Blowsion Surf Slam is organized by the IFWA World Championship Tour and the IJSBA Motosurf Western National Championships. Marvel at the 2010 competition here: Surf Slam 2010 Gallery. Rent wet-suits, boards and take lessons at the Kiwanda Surf Co.
Sight-seeing: 40 miles of natural beauty along the Oregon Coast on Three Capes Scenic Drive. Hmmm! Pamper yourself with a bottle of wine and a delectable find from the Tillamook Cheese Factory. These flat, beach-landing boats have been used by local fishermen for decades: Dory Boats.
Off-Road Discoveries: Drive your 4WD or all-terrain vehicle on the beach in designated areas all along the Oregon Coast. Sand Lake Recreation Area, a popular off-highway vehicle site, includes 1,076 acres of Siuslaw National Forest.
Gallery Shopping: There are several wonderful and interesting galleries and shops located in Pacific City. To name a few: the Dapper Frog, the Rowboat Gallery, Pacific City Gallery, Shirley’s Smile Shoppe, Soaring Crane Gallery, and the Village Merchants. For directions, check at the front desk. (Be sure to tell them that we sent you.)
Theatres, Music, the Arts and Museums: The Oregon Coast is a lively place for the arts. Here's a few ideas: Pacific City Arts Association (PCAA) , the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology (workshops) and the Tillamook Air Museum. If you time it right, you might be able to hear the Neskowin Chamber Music group perform or attend the Tierra del Mar art festival. You don't want to miss the Birding & Blues Festival.
Dining: Delicate Palate Bistro and Martini Bar. The Delicate Palate is a must for fine dining, where the freshest food is served. Sit on the Flight Deck and enjoy a glass of wine, with many varieties to choose from there should be something for everyone. Try the coast’s best martini, or relax in the gardens. Other places to eat are the Grateful Bread (breakfast and lunch), Los Caporales Mexican Restaurant, the Pelican Pub, Riverhouse, Sportsman Pub-n-Grub, Nestucca Lodge Bar and Grill, the Village Coffee Shop (breakfast and lunch).