Explore Gearhart
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Things to Do in Gearhart, Oregon

A Small Town With Heart

Experience the true charm of a coastal destination that feels hidden away from the world. To complement the idyllic scenery, you can find lovely things to do in Gearhart, Oregon, from watching wildlife and exploring the dunes to shopping, golfing, and enjoying the local dining.

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Gearhart Beach

20 miles of pristine coastline are ready for you to explore at Gearhart Beach, where you can build a bonfire, search for elk, go clamming, and more.

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Necanicum Estuary

Abundant wildlife and hiking trails can be found at the Necanicum Estuary, located on the northern Oregon coast, where the Necanicum River meets the Pacific Ocean.


Seaside, OR

Renowned as the final destination of Lewis and Clark, Seaside is a lively, kid-friendly beach town featuring shops, restaurants, and a historic oceanfront promenade.

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Tennis & Basketball

At a historic estate just one block away from Drifthaven, there are public tennis and basketball courts. Feel free to grab complimentary rackets and tennis balls before heading over!

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Hop on one of our complimentary beach cruiser bikes and explore. Gearhart boasts miles of wide, quiet streets and sandy beachfront, making for a scenic ride.

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There are a number of charming shops to check out around Gearhart. Walk around and stop into antique shops, art galleries, local retail stores, and a gorgeous florist and garden center.

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Cannon Beach

Located just a 20-minute drive from Drifthaven, Cannon Beach is a small coastal destination with abundant scenery, from sandy shorelines and tide pools to colonies of tufted puffins.

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In addition to our breakfast and grab-and-go favorites, find delectable local dining around town, including pastries and sandwiches at Pacific Way Bakery and Café across the street.