"HOME OF THE DORY FLEET" Pacific City by mtncorg

Pacific City Travel Guide: 11 reviews and 32 photos

Pacific City has been the longtime home for dory boats, small, highly rockered fishing boats that plow directly through the surf in the shadow of Haystack Rock (This is not THE Haystack Rock - that one is further north at Cannon Beach) into the open ocean beyond. Here, you will find miles of open, wide, empty beaches stretching north and south of the town. Here is Nestucca Bay, a paradise for fisherman and kayakers alike. Here is the Pelican Brewpub - a place for homebrewed beer and fresh seafood. This is the home of Cape Kiwanda, a true gem of a headland and a photographer's dream. Nearby, are the other headlands of Cape Lookout and Cascade Head, as well as the vast sand dunes north of Sand Lake.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Incredible beaches, headlands and sands
  • Cons:Weekend crowds and everincreasing numbers of vacation homes
  • In a nutshell:Example of what makes the Oregon Coast so popular
  • Intro Updated Jul 29, 2008
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  • GuthrieColin's Profile Photo
    Aug 1, 2008 at 8:37 PM

    Mark i have to go to this place. It looks amazing. The caves and surf look great.

  • morgandk's Profile Photo
    Dec 10, 2006 at 12:03 PM

    Mark- will visit all your Oregon pictures. Looking for the next closet space place. Thanks!

  • bkoon's Profile Photo
    Dec 5, 2005 at 5:47 PM

    Mark, thanks so much for the birthday card. Thank you. This opening pix is awesome. Nice!!!! Bee :)

  • Jonathan_C's Profile Photo
    Aug 28, 2004 at 1:03 PM

    More lovely spots for us to visit. Looks like a family could easily spend a week exploring the North Coast area.

  • skye820's Profile Photo
    Apr 23, 2004 at 5:27 AM

    Georgeous photo! Love those beach picnics!!!

  • shellybelly567's Profile Photo
    Apr 4, 2004 at 1:29 PM

    Aren't picnics on the beach just the absolute best? Nice Page.

  • herzog63's Profile Photo
    Nov 30, 2003 at 9:16 AM

    Amazing beauty!! That opening photo is fantastic!!


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