“Offering a Whole Lot More Than Just Cheese.”
While not exactly a “beach town” in the strictest sense, the city of Tillamook is on the eastern edge of Tillamook Bay and a great crossroads from which visitors can reach Tillamook County’s many beaches, parks and a veritable host of recreational possibilities. Since 1788, when Captain Robert Gray sailed the American sailing sloop Lady Washington into Tillamook Bay thinking he had found the “great river of the West” this area has been a rapidly growing, hard-working community built around the area’s timber, dairy and fishing industries…and now tourism too. During your exploration, you will find that Tillamook just about has it all.
So much to do…
Tillamook is home to more than a dozen mapped and maintained hiking trails, more than 800 miles of navigable waters for the kayak enthusiast, plus crabbing, clamming, and fishing opportunities in Tillamook and Netarts Bays. The area is home to the Three Capes Scenic Loop – a scenic drive with breathtaking views of the ocean, the Three Arch Rocks, Netarts Bay and Haystack Rock (near Pacific City). A half dozen museums in the area await the history entusiast. Airplane buffs will be in awe of the rare war-bird collection at the Tillamook Naval Air Museum. And the Tillamook Forest Center offers science and eco-tourists a chance to view the region’s largest forrest resource sustainability center.
And Yes, There is Cheese…
Foodie Alert! Tillamook is well know as the home of the Tillamook Cheese Factory. But it is also home to the Blue Heron French Cheese Company, Debbie D’s Sausage Factory, Pacific Oyster, Tillamook County Smoker, Werner’s Gourmet meat and many, many restaurants serving amazing, local gourmet fare. Your taste buds are sure to go crazy. Bring your appetite, because you’re going to need it.
Dining and Accommodations
Tillamook is the county seat, the crossroads in the region, and a fair sized city. You will find no shortage of every sort of lodging and dining establishment from budget-conscious to five-stars. We encourage you to get out and explore our recommendations though.
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