There’s no better time to create everlasting memories than when you’re traveling as a family. You’re able to put away normal, day-to-day responsibilities and focus on what’s most important: having fun! While taking vacations is enjoyable, planning them isn’t always easy. That’s why we’ve put together this list of our eight favorite North Oregon Coast activities for kids. With these on your itinerary, your next stay with Starfish Vacation Rentals is sure to be amazing!
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Our Favorite Oregon Coast Activities for Kids

Rent Three-Wheeled Recumbent Bikes

Head to Family FUNCycles in Cannon Beach to rent three-wheeled bicycles and explore the beaches of the Oregon Coast in style! You can include a buggy for smaller kids or infants in your reservation. The shop’s hours vary with the tides, so give them a call at (503) 436-2247. Remember to use our tide chart as well!

Go Horseback Riding

Another exciting way to explore the beaches of the Oregon Coast is on horseback! Book with Oregon Beach Rides, located in Nehalem Bay State Park. They accommodate riders at any level, ages six and up.

Enjoy a Relaxing Hike

Short Sands Beach is the perfect spot for a picnic lunch. Head to Oswald State Park and then walk the short distance to this secluded cove. Once there, you can walk along the coast, explore the nearby streams, and watch surfers tackle the waves.

See the Iconic Haystack Rock

What’s a trip to the Oregon Coast without seeing Haystack Rock? This 235-foot sea stack is accessible during low tide, and the tide pools are second to none. Your kids can see barnacles, anemones, sea stars, puffins, gulls, and cormorants, just to name a few. Haystack Rock is also one of the best spots for photos on the Oregon Coast, so don’t forget your camera!

Visit Hug Point State Park

Waterfalls, tide pool, and caves — oh my! Hug Point State Park is a must for adventurous families. It’s just five miles south of Cannon Beach and is best explored at low tide.
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The Seaside Aquarium

Seaside Aquarium is one of the oldest institutions of its kind on the West Coast. Your kids can enjoy some hands-on activities, like the touch tank or feeding the seals.

Tillamook Cheese Factory

The Tillamook Cheese Factory will let you view the cheesemaking process, try some samples, and enjoy a scoop of ice cream, all in one afternoon! The tours are free and self-guided, so take your time.
Oregon Coast Crabbing

Crabbing in Nehalem Bay

Did you know that Nehalem Bay is one of the most plentiful crabbing spots on the coast? We recommend that you visit Kelly’s Brighton Marina. They rent all the gear, give you instructions, and will even clean your catch for you. After that, return to your home from Starfish Vacation Rentals and whip up a delicious feast. If you don’t feel like cooking, we can arrange for a private chef to visit and create a delicious dinner in your vacation rental as part of our guest services program.

Book Your Stay at Starfish Vacation Rentals

Are you ready for a relaxing getaway with your family? Then book a home today with Starfish Vacation Rentals! We have the best selection of family-friendly properties on the Oregon Coast. Enjoy spacious accommodations and top-notch amenities that are sure to enhance your next vacation.
You won’t have trouble finding plenty of great North Oregon Coast activities for kids when you stay with us. Include our Kids’ Club package in your next reservation. This fun vacation special is geared to our youngest guests and includes fun games, coloring books, and treats that are all centered around the Oregon Coast. This is just $35 per child, so be sure to add it to your stay!
Browse our properties and book today. We look forward to having you!