Sunday, July 26, 2009

Planning a Group Beach Trip to Pacific City

Places to Paddle Circa Bend, Oregon:
WHERE: Pacific City aka Cape Kiwanda, Oregon
DISTANCE: About 4 hour drive from Bend, Oregon.
SEASON: All year. Fall is best for weather

Stand up paddling or surfing on the Oregon Coast can be a family trip if you go to Pacific City, Oregon. Pacific City (or PC) is a favorite place for paddler boarders and surfers from Central Oregon.

I put together a list of accommodations within short (100 yards) walking distance of each other that would suit all levels of amenities and prices at Cape Kiwanda so that you'd know what to book if you want to travel with a group of people. From tent camping to luxury cottages, Pacific City / Cape Kiwanda has something for everyone.

The Cottages -- Gorgeous new buildings that have level access (easy for walking). These cottages have a direct view of the area of surf.
  • The cottages have 2 and 3 bedroom options.
  • The Dory Fleet ships out and in on that section of beach -- always entertaining.
  • Also the tide pools and the big dune that many people hike up are also right there. If you want to watch the activity from the comfort of the living room or deck, you don't have to go anywhere.
  • Also -- if want to go to the beach without walking the 100 feet, there is a driveway for the dory boats (and anyone else) to drive onto the beach (another source of endless entertainment).
Here's the link to photos of The Cottages
Here's a link to the rental page for the Cottages
Here's the phone from the website: 888-965-7001

The Inn at Cape Kiwanda
(owned by the same company that owns The Cottages) - This is a decent hotel with renovated rooms that all have a view of the ocean and a little deck, gas fireplaces, etc. You can see from the website that it is a very short walk to The Cottages and is half-way between the beach and the RV park.
The contact number is the same as above: 888-965-7001

Cape Kiwanda RV Park - This has many low priced options (we'll camp here) that includes camping (tents & trailers), camping cottages and deluxe cottages (very nice and new). None of the park has ocean views, but the store/office is next to The Inn at Cape Kiwanda, so it is a short walk to the other locations. The RV park includes an indoor pool and hot tub,
Children's play structures, market / ice cream / souvenir store, pizza place, laundry machines and bunnies hopping around the park.
Contact number is: 503-965-6230

Here's a link to our Stand Up Paddle blog that has a couple entries we made about our visits to Pacific City.

Check out our website for SUP stand up paddle boards that are good in the surf and flatwater.

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