Exploring Tide Pools and Traditions in Pacific City, Oregon
During the summer of every year, a unique cohabitation takes shape in the shadow of Pacific City’s majestic Cape Kiwanda: the Cape, protecting the shoreline from rougher seas, creates some of the best surfing on the Oregon Coast. In the early afternoons, fishermen turning toward home begin sounding warnings to surfers. Pacific City is famous for its dory fleet—flat bottom fishing boats that moor by running full speed onto the beach. From art galleries honoring the town’s Native American heritage to tide pools bursting with life at low tide, Pacific City is one of Oregon’s most beautiful, compelling destinations.