Pacific City is a picturesque place for traditional Oregon Coast fun and relaxation. It has a reputation for being the secret Oregon Coast destination. Pacific City isn’t an overrun tourist town. It’s a quaint fishing village community filled with fascinating people and natural wonders.
Located between Lincoln City and Tilamook, on the south end of the spectacular 3 Capes Drive, Pacific City sits 3 miles east of Highway 101. For this reason, the city is often referred to as “off the beaten path.”
Fresh and Salt Water Fishing
A unique geological wonder in this area is the Big Nestucca River. The fresh water river runs parallel and very close to the Pacific Ocean. The Big Nestucca River merges with The Little Nestucca creating a habit rich with wildlife, birds and fish. In fact, Pacific City’s fresh waters include a generous winter steelhead run, and a lake which is stocked with trout during the spring and summer (Trout Lake).
From fresh water to salt water, fisherman can catch their fair share of fish in Pacific City. Surf-side fishing provides opportunities to catch Ling Cod and bottom fish. Check with locals and discover how you can catch a daily limit of dungeness crab. And, if you’re a clambering for clams, some of Oregon Coast’s easiest clam harvests are found in the area.
More Outdoor Activity
The area in and around Pacific City is loaded with outdoor activity. Bird, whale, marine and mammal animal watching is abundant at The Big and Litter Nestucca Rivers, ocean shoreline and throughout nearby 3 Capes Drive.
Bring your binoculars and camera with you in the Pacific City area. Its nearby natural wonders are considered some of, “the most photogenic areas on the Oregon Coast.”
Food and Lodging
A variety of food and lodging options are available in the Pacific City area. The most elegant and famous destination for all-inclusive visitor services is the Inn at Cape Kiwanda. There are vacation rental and bed & breakfast accommodations in the area as well.