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About 45 minutes south of Cannon Beach & 20 minutes north of Tillamook is Barview Jetty.
You don't come here for carousels or fancy boutiques. You come to enjoy the beauty of the beach, go fishing & play in the sand.
|The North Jetty|
The jetty is a large man made rock structure built to protect Tillamook Bay. The waves can really get crazy here, especially at the end of the jetty. So, be careful.
|On calmer days, starfish, mussels & barnacles can be seen in the rocks.|
|The dark blob near the bottom of the photo is a sea lion seen from the jetty. We don't see them every time we've gone to the jetty, but we have seen them often.|
|The Tillamook Bar is known for it's rough crossing.|
|From the jetty, looking toward Tillamook Bay.|
|Sometimes you just need help rolling up your pant legs before jumping the waves.|
Barview Jetty Campground
|The campground is nice with both RV & tent sites. There are even a few sites right at the beach, in the jetty parking lot. However, this area does get quite windy.|
The kids (& my hubby... and my mom) like to ride bikes around the campground.
|Fire pits for roasting marshmallows, of course.|
|We've cooked many bushels of oysters on those fire pits, as well.|
|To go with the oysters, we cook steamer clams in the trailer. Mmmm.... Mmmm.... Mmmm.|
We typically get our seafood from Pacific Oyster Company in Bay City.
|The kids love playing on the big sand hill in the campground. This is the view from the top. The south jetty is visible in the background.|
|Located right off 101, not too far south of the Barview Jetty Store is a tide pool area to explore at low tide. There is no parking lot, you just have to pull off to the side of the road. We love it here.|
|Tide pools at Tillamook Bay|
|If you're in need of a little souvenir shopping or local dining, less than 5 miles north is the town of Rockaway.|
|We've seen the Kite Festival in Rockaway. It's pretty spectacular.|
When I was a kid we used to watch fireworks at this beach on the 4th of July.
|As a kid, Flamingo Jim's was my favorite store. It has all kinds of shells & tshirts & taffy. I'll admit, though, now that I'm the parent I rarely shop here. Neither my kids nor I need that stuff. But, it's still a great store and I have fond memories of it.|
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