Local Activities

Enjoy Your Time at Gearhart by the Sea Resort

No matter what your interests, you’re sure to find activities to entertain you and your guests while you’re at Gearhart by the Sea. Here’s just a sampling of the many things you can do while you’re here.

Enjoy the Beach

There is nothing as spectacular as the Oregon Coast. Gearhart by the Sea is located on one of Oregon’s longest beaches. A sandy trail takes you directly from the resort up over the grassy dunes to miles of open Oregon beaches. Walk south until you come to the Necanicum river estuary. Or head north to find the Peter Iredale, an aging shipwreck that is still visible at low tide. You can spend hours on this expansive beach. Enjoy the sand and surf, and then cap your day with a beautiful coastal sunset.

Hike Through Town or at Local Parks

Gearhart has a unique trail that runs from the Gearhart Golf Links to the Necanicum River. It passes right through the middle of town. If you are looking for some serious hiking, try any of these hikes. You can also go to any of Oregon’s numerous state parks for hiking.

Dig for Clams

The northern Oregon Coast is known for its razor clams, which are as much fun to catch as they are good to eat. Click this link for tips on how to catch a razor clam.

Go Fish

AstoriaWarrenton, and Hammond have a number of charter boats available to take you fishing for salmon, sturgeon, and bottom fish. The experienced charter operators can take care of everything, including fishing licenses. Don’t know much about fishing? Click here for background info on two prominent local species: salmon and sturgeon.

Enjoy a Tasty Meal

Pacific Way Bakery and Cafe serve an eclectic menu of lunch and dinner items, along with delicious take-out pizzas, marionberry scones, and pecan sticky buns. Their hours vary, so call them at 503-738-0245 McMenamins Sand Trap Bar & Grill, right across the street from Gearhart by the Sea Resort, provides its familiar menu along with their locally-made microbrews.

Shop to Your Heart’s Content

Gearhart has a selection of specialty shops for your shopping pleasure. Be sure to check out Fitzgeralds Home & Garden for a vast selection of garden items, linens, dishes, soaps, and lotions. Right next door, Pacific Cottage has a delightful mix of antique linens, ironstone platters, sliver hand-selected in Great Britain, cozy quilts, luxurious soaps, and lotions, and vintage hand-painted furniture. If antiques are your passion, be sure to check out one of the antique stores on Pacific Way in the heart of Gearhart. Gearhart Grocery, also on Pacific Way, sells local wines and everything you need for a fun day at the beach.

Play Golf

Hit a bucket of balls or get in 9 or 18 holes at Gearhart Golf Links located conveniently next to Gearhart by the Sea Resort.