Rockaway is a great place on the coast. We have been there crabbing for the last few years and are going there in September. We usually stay in a small town just north of there, name of Manzanita. We have found a neat older motel tah if you stay on the second floor you are overlooking the beach and surf. Good beach access (cross the road and you are on it) and miles of beach to explore.
Looking forward to it. Great pics!!!