Destination guide

A quaint town in the heart of northern Oregon

Nestled on the hillside in the north of Oregon just south of Cape Meares, and overlooking a golden sandy beach, Oceanside looks more like a quaint European fishing village than a North American town. This charming little place is close to the Three Arch Rocks National Wildlife Refuge, much of which can be viewed from many Oceanside vacation rentals. This photo-worthy stretch of rugged coastline can be used for outdoor adventures, from clamming in the nearby bays to surfing on the continual Pacific swells. Alternatively, head to one of the museums to discover the region's rich history.

Activities

Catch your dinner in Oceanside

As the name suggests, activities in Oceanside are centered around the sea and rugged coastline. To help kids discover where food really comes from, you can take them down to the bays to pick clams, or – during the fall months – bring up Dungeness crab traps. The town has a long history of fishing and Dory boats bring back their daily hauls of Chinook salmon and Albacore tuna which can be bought at the harbor. You can also opt for a fishing charter to have a go yourself. Take everything back to your Oceanside vacation rental to cook up a fine fishy feast while you overlook the beach and the lapping sea.

Weather

All-weather adventures in Oceanside

The town's proximity to the sea keeps it mild all year round with no extreme swings in temperatures. It's unsurprising the summer months are the busiest for Oceanside vacation rentals, and the days are hot and glorious. But don't discount winter or fall. The town is quieter at this time, and the coast offers some lovely bracing walks looking down over the sea below. Plus, you can always warm up in any of the town's restaurants which offer freshly caught seafood all year round, or dive into one of the interesting museums nearby.

Natural features

The Three Arch Rocks National Wildlife Refuge

The Three Arch Rocks National Wildlife Refuge was the first of its kind west of the Mississippi, and one of the smallest in the country. The tiny park, consisting of rocky outcrops and islets a half mile or so off the mainland, is a wildlife haven. South of Alaska, the refuge has the largest population of breeding tufted puffins, the cheeky iconic birds with deep orange beaks, and noisy common murres which nest here in their thousands. It's also the only site in the north of Oregon used by Steller sea lions for pupping.

Where to stay around Oceanside, OR?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 261 vacation rentals near Oceanside. From 179 Houses to 33 Cabins, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Oceanside for a holiday or a weekend are on Vrbo.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Oceanside?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Oceanside:

  • Happy Camp: 30 vacation rentals
  • Kiwanda Shores: 177 vacation rentals
  • Shorepine Village: 155 vacation rentals
  • Woods: 173 vacation rentals
  • Four Sisters: 163 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I rent Houses in Oceanside?

Yes, of course. Vrbo has 179 Houses in Oceanside. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Oceanside include:

  • Cabins: 33 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 35 rentals available
  • Cottages: 33 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with internet/wifi in Oceanside?

Yes, you can select your prefered vacation rental with internet/wifi among our 252 vacation rentals with internet/wifi available in Oceanside. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.