Rockaway Beach is a city in Tillamook County, Oregon, United States. Take a look below for 10 fascinating and awesome facts about Rockaway Beach, Oregon, United States.
1. The population was 1,312 at the 2010 census.
2. The city houses the Rockaway Beach Old Growth Cedar Preserve, a 46-acre wetlands preserve which opened in 2019.
3. The preserve has an elevated walkway, which terminates at a large cedar tree known as The Big Tree, which is estimated to be 500-900 years old.
4. The community of Rockaway was established as a seaside resort in 1909 by the Rockaway Beach Company.
5. It was named after Rockaway Beach on Queens, New York.
6. Rockaway post office was established in 1911.
7. Rockaway was connected by train to Portland in 1912.
8. The name of the city was changed to Rockaway Beach in 1987.
9. The Pronto Pup, a brand of corn dog, was invented at Rockaway in the late 1930s.
10. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.71 square miles (4.43 km2), of which, 1.60 square miles (4.14 km2) is land and 0.11 square miles (0.28 km2) is water.