Gull flying on the beach.

While planning a getaway with small children is no easy task, arranging a trip for a family with teenagers can seem impossible! With phones, tablets, and other distractions right at their fingertips, it’s hard to find something that will keep their attention. Luckily, our team of vacation specialists has plenty of experience in creating itineraries that are perfect for every family. Before long, your teens will forget about their devices, and you’ll enjoy plenty of quality bonding time with your loved ones. Find out some of our favorite things to do on the Oregon Coast with teenagers!

Fun Things to Do on the Oregon Coast with Teenagers

Enjoy the Beautiful Outdoors

two teens bikingThere are so many ways that you and your family can enjoy the gorgeous coastline. A favorite activity of the locals around here is to rent some fat tire bikes and ride up and down the beach. These unique bikes are wider tires, making them perfect for cruising on rocky or sandy surfaces. You can rent these and traditional beach cruisers from Bahama Mama’s two blocks from the beach in Manzanita.
If you’re more interested in exploring on foot, there are plenty of great hiking trails just a short drive away. Neahkahnie Mountain is a fun hike for families searching for gorgeous vistas. Ecola State Park is another excellent choice. You’ll be able to get a look at the infamous Tillamook Rock Lighthouse, which is said to be haunted.
If the weather’s good, consider renting some kayaks and paddle your way around. Head to Wheeler Marina to rent some equipment, then explore the trails that wind through Nehalem Bay. If you need a map, the marina sells guidebooks that detail the best places to paddle.
bodyboardingSurfing is another favorite activity around here for teens! If you’ve never surfed these waters before, head to Cleanline Surf to rent some equipment. You’ll need a wetsuit for sure, as the Pacific Ocean is much colder than you may expect! If you or your teen are new to the sport, we can set you up with some lesson as part of our guest services. For more info about surfing on the Oregon Coast, check out our blog!

Catch Your Dinner 

The Oregon Coast is home to the best seafood in the country. While there are plenty of local markets that sell freshly caught crabs and clams, it’s way more fun to catch your own seafood. Crabbing and clamming are two of the most-loved activities in the Oregon Coast.
If you’re in the mood for Dungeness crabs, Nehalem Bay is the place to go! You can visit Kelly’s Brighton Marina, where you can get the basics of catching, cleaning, and cooking crabs. During your visit, you can drop nets or pots from a boat. This is the perfect place to go if you’re unfamiliar with crabbing. For more places to go, check out our blog on crabbing on the Oregon Coast!

If you’d prefer to go clamming, Rockaway Beach is the place to go. Guests who book our oceanfront rentals in town will be able to go clamming right outside their door. For rules and regulations on clamming on the Oregon Coast, take a look at our blog!

Work Together at a Cannon Beach Escape Room

Escape rooms are the perfect way to get the whole family working together. If you’ve never been, the basic idea is that your group is locked in a themed room and have an hour to solve a puzzle and break out! This is the perfect activity for rainy days. Check out the Cannon Beach Escape Room during your next trip!

Enjoy a Day Trip to Seaside

The whole family will feel like a kid again when you visit Seaside! Interstate Amusement Co. Inc, Funland Entertainment Center, and Captain Kid Amusement Park are all great places where you can enjoy arcade games, bumper cars, and more. You can also head to the beach for a rousing game of volleyball.

Book Your Stay on the Oregon Coast

While finding things to do on the Oregon Coast with teenagers may seem like a struggle, booking your stay doesn’t have to be. Starfish Vacation Rentals has an outstanding collection of properties in Arch Cape, Manzanita, Rockaway Beach, and Cannon Beach. Each of our homes is appointed with top-notch amenities, comfortable furnishings, and gorgeous views. You and your family will enjoy private, roomy accommodations in a prime location. Many of our homes come with fire pits, so you can roast up some marshmallows in the evening. You can enjoy a bonfire on the sand as well! Just be sure to build your fire away from the beach grass and remember to completely extinguish it with water when you are done for the night.
Consider booking one of our properties with a private hot tub! Your teens will love unwinding in one of the tubs after a day of exploring the Oregon Coast.
Don’t forget to look at our many available guest services. Enjoy a professionally prepared meal or a private massage in the comfort of your own home. Simply let us know when you book your stay direct on our website, and we’ll be more than happy to make the arrangements!
Take a look at our full list of vacation rentals and book your stay! We look forward to having you.