Where to go for Date Night in Arch Cape, OR

If you don’t mind your date night actually being a “date day”, Arch Cape, named for the natural rock arch at the southernmost access, is a wonderful place to spend some quality time. You can spend a whole weekend here or maybe even just a day if you live close by. Here are some of the best ways to spend your date day in Arch Cape.

Located 85 miles from Portland, Arch Cape is a tiny coastal community just south of Cannon Beach, Oregon. Tucked behind a few residential streets are some beach accesses south of Hug Point. The beach here provides quite a romantic stroll with your honey. Extraordinarily, the beach is a mix of sand and cobblestones. Further south you can take in Queen Vic, a huge structure of basalt rising from the ocean, while you explore tide pools, a waterfall, caves and nearby hiking trails. At Hug Point, there is a recreation area with picnic and rest areas. Should your day turn into evening, Arch Cape Inn & Retreat has 10 rooms, some of which have Jacuzzi tubs and gorgeous views of the ocean.

While there are no restaurants in Arch Cape, a quick ten minute trip up the coast to Cannon Beach offers many dining venues sure to provide just the right atmosphere for your evening. Newmans at 988 serves Italian and French cuisine such as lobster ravioli and a marinated rack of lamb. If you’re still feeling beachy, Castaways has great coconut prawns and Mai-Tai’s. Using locally sourced products, The Irish Table has Irish and Northern-Pacific fusion dishes that change seasonally. Creole and Cajun food is presented at Sweet Basil’s along with wraps and salads. To enjoy the ocean while you dine, The Wayfarer serves the straightforward food of the Pacific Northwest, out on their seasonal deck.

There are many shops to explore, including The Chocolate Café which has heavenly treats to eat and drink, along with chocolate classes for a fun date. There is antiquing and theater to enjoy. Among several art galleries, Jeffrey Hull Gallery is a must-see with oils and watercolors of the Oregon coast. Icefire Glassworks does gorgeous blown glass and hosts various events. North of Arch Cape stands the Tillamook Rock Lighthouse which can be viewed off the coast and the historic Seaside Aquarium.

Arch Cape and the nearby coastal communities can certainly provide a fantastic way to spend your date day/night with your special someone.

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