Five Reasons to Stay in Arch Cape on the oregon coast

The Oregon Coast Scenic Byway passes through Arch Cape.

The Oregon Coast Scenic Byway passes through Arch Cape.

Nestled between the popular Hug Point State Recreation Area to the north and Oswald West State Park to the south, Arch Cape is a special spot on the Oregon Coast. Here are a few reasons to check it out:

  1. Accessibility to Cannon Beach and Manzanita. For those who want to be close to the action — but not IN the action — Arch Cape is the ideal location. Just five miles south of Cannon Beach and eight miles north of Manzanita, Arch Cape is close to all of the wonderful shops, restaurants and sights of two of the Oregon Coast’s best beach towns, but away from the crowds.

  2. Away from the crowds. A quiet residential community, Arch Cape is home to just a few hundred full-time residents. Unlike Cannon Beach and Manzanita, there are no shops, stores, restaurants, coffee shops, campgrounds or RV parks in Arch Cape.

  3. Proximity to Oswald West State Park. Called “one of Oregon's finest wilderness recreation sites,” Oswald West is a hiker’s paradise and the gateway to the beautiful Cape Falcon Marine Reserve, one of just five reserves in Oregon. Hike around Neahkahnie Mountain, Devil’s Cauldron, Elk Flats and Short Sands.

  4. The beach. Take a leisurely stroll a mile north to Hug Point or a mile south to Arch Cape Creek, which empties into the Pacific Ocean. Either way, the beach is almost always quiet and secluded.

  5. The Inn at Arch Cape. Regarded by locals as one of the most historic places in Arch Cape, The Inn at Arch Cape captures the essence of the Oregon Coast. Built in 1939, The Inn at Arch Cape has been meticulously updated to the very last detail, but retains its classic character and charm, making it perfect for everything from a family vacation to a romantic getaway.