The small city, named after the Native American tribe, is located on the southern end of Tillamook Bay. With relatively little land area, Tillamook consists of five rivers, which means here you will find plenty to do on the water. From fishing and kayaking on the bay, to driving the Three Capes Scenic Loop which ultimately presents you with a view of Three Arches Rock as well as Haystack Rock, you can de-stress and enjoy yourself in a city unofficially nicknamed: Nature’s Playground of the Oregon Coast.
Within the city limits there are a number of quaint little shops, restaurants and also cheese makers—one of the city’s highlight is the Tillamook Cheese Factory. Most though come here for the outdoor action. Breathtaking views, plenty of hiking trails and any and everything a water lover could want.

    On the Tillamook Bay there are a number of great beach-day options. Nehalem Bay State Park is well known for its fishing and crabbing. Short Beach is a great place to hunt for coastal jade, while mussels here are in abundance. Exploring the coastline of the Tillamook Bay you are sure to find the perfect spot for whatever type of beach/water activity you desire.


    With some interesting museum choices, tourists to the area have a chance to learn about the city’s past and about what is important to the people of this coastal region. The Cheese Factory is a major attraction here—doesn’t hurt that they give out free samples at the end. You can also check out the Tillamook Air Museum as well as the Latimer Quilt and Textile Center.


    As it is a coastal city, Tillamook ha something of a Mediterranean climate. Tourists can expect a fairly mild temperature year round. Summers can reach as high as 90, but tend to remain firmly in the 60s for most of the season.

  • The Pacific Coast keeps temperatures very steady throughout the year. The highs in winter (low-50s) aren't that far off from the summer (upper-60s). Winter is the rainy season, and it is very rainy. Tillamook gets about 40 inches of rain from November through January.

  • Spring slowly dries, and equally slowly warms. May high temps are in the low-60s.

  • Summer is definitely the peak tourism season. High temps get to the upper-60s, and it is much dryer than other seasons. Great weather for exploring the beach.

  • The rainy season begins to move in during the fall, but September and even October can still be good months to visit.