After driving south on the Oregon coast, we landed in tiny Rockaway Beach for the night. Unlike many of the more popular, busy spots along the coastline, this quiet beach was just our speed. A handful of motels and low-rise condos, cute beach cottages, a few restaurants and shops, and a very light smattering of people on the beach.
Here's the cute little motel we stayed at. It wasn't fancy, but was clean, pet-friendly, and had a super friendly staff, so it suited us perfectly fine for a night. It was only half a block from the beach. And they had absolutely delicious fresh coffee cake in the morning along with Starbucks coffee. A lovely surprise!
We had a separate cottage, which we liked since there was no one stomping around above us. It was actually on the back side of the one in this photo (to the right), but the lighting was better on this side for a photo.
Here's the sandy beach, just a quick walk from the motel. It was almost deserted at around 5pm. Perfect!
After checking out the beach, we took a short walk through town, checking out the few restaurants. We decided on a takeout pizza from Upper Crust, and it was a fine choice indeed. We can definitely recommend this place if you're ever in the area.
After chowing down on our delicious 'za, we headed back out to the beach. Western-facing beaches at sunset are amazing, and Paisley had as much fun as we did enjoying the last moments of beautiful sunshine of the day.
Paisley was fascinated by the seagulls in the sand. She loves chasing birds, so we have to keep her close at hand.
I think this is maybe my favorite photo of Paisley ever. Everyone looks amazing during the "golden hour"!
The next morning we continued our drive down the beautiful Oregon coast, but that's for the next post. Stay tuned!
Emily & Barry
We're a long-married, early-retired couple who are currently traveling as nomads with no fixed home base. After years of living in North Carolina (Emily's home state), we spent 18 months living oceanfront on Ambergris Caye, Belize, a year road-tripping the US in a Honda CR-V, a year in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, and are now roaming North America in our 32' motorhome, Pearl, following warm weather whenever possible.
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