Netarts is a small community situated at the mouth of the Netarts Bay, just south of Oceanside, along the Three Capes Scenic Route. Only inquisitive travelers will discover the small community as it is off the beaten path and therefore offers peace and quiet sought by vacationers who want a truly local experience. This area is in the middle of 2500 acres of lush coastal rainforest creating an amazing backdrop for the town. Short day trips on the scenic route will take visitors along several spectacular headlands, Cape Meares, Cape Lookout and Cape Kiwanda, all of which offer excellent day hikes. Nearby Cape Lookout State Park offers tent camping, yurts, cabins, and excellent beachfront for beachcombing.

Netarts Bay spans 7-miles from north to south and is separated from the ocean by a long club shaped stretch of forested sand known as the Netarts Spit. Inside the bay, at low tide, many search for different varieties of clam, and a nearby marina offers boat and crab pot rentals.

In the Native American language of the local Killamook tribe, “Ne ta at”, meant “near the water.” Later, modernized spelling became Netarts. The best known area of occupation for the local Indians was on the Netarts Spit, with other midden piles in evidence at most creek outlets around the bay. The earliest Tillamook Indian settlement in the county was in the Netarts area and is believed to date back to the early 1400’s. The first white settlement of Netarts Bay was in 1863.

Featured activities

  • Kayak Tillamook County

    PO Box 1270
    Tillamook, Oregon 97141

    Welcome to the most extensive kayaking guide service on the Oregon Coast! Kayak Tillamook County offers privately-scheduled Paddle Board and Kayak Tours for groups year-round. Choose from dozens of locations from Cannon Beach to Lincoln City. Our seven estuary systems offers flat-water paddling on six coastal bays, dozens of rivers, scores of intimate sloughs, backwater channels and fresh water lakes. We can satisfy practically any flat-water experience desired. Encounter river otters, harbor seals, mink, elk, raptors and seabirds while paddling your own kayak or sharing a tandem. We are professionally trained and certified staff, and registered with the Oregon State Marine Board. Beginners and novices welcome! From November to March individual thermoses of Hot Apple Cider are served, each with a fresh cinnamon stick inside.

Featured accommodations

  • Vacasa - Netarts

    Netarts, Oregon 97143

    Vacasa is the Oregon Coast's largest vacation rental management, with over 400 privately-owned, professionally-managed rental homes located from Astoria in the north to Brookings in the south. Vacasa offers the perfect accommodation for every taste and budget, ranging from laid-back beach cottages to luxury oceanfront estates. Each vacation home is unique and amenities will vary, but many feature private hot tubs, full kitchens, fireplaces, WiFi, oceanfront or ocean views, and pet-friendly policies. Visit for detailed descriptions and photos of each property, along with customizable search and easy online booking!

Featured Deals

  • Pay for One Night, but stay for TWO!

    Visit us for 2 nights, Sunday – Thursday in Seaside, and only pay for one! We have oceanfront rooms ready and waiting for storm watching. We are located right on the Seaside Prom and just blocks away from downtown. This promotion is not valid on special events and can not be combined with any other discounted rates.

  • Coos Bay Manor B&B – Custom Breakfasts

    A full breakfast is served in the dining room. Great care is given to take your healthy diet preferences into consideration. We can prepare breakfasts to meet the needs of gluten-free and low-carb menus, low-cholestrol regimens, vegetarian and vegan diets, etc. Simply notify us at the time of reservation with your special requests. 

  • Stay longer, save more at The Ocean Lodge!

    1 Night is better than none, 2 nights will get you a 20% discount per night, and 3 (or more) will get you a 30% discount. Valid until March 10, 2017, Sunday – Thursday. Some black out dates apply.