Rockaway Beach is a city in Tillamook County, Oregon, United States. The population was 1,312 at the 2010 census.
The community of Rockaway was established as a seaside resort in 1909 by the Rockaway Beach Company. It was named after Rockaway Beach on Long Island in New York. Rockaway post office was established in 1911. Rockaway was connected by train to Portland in 1912. The name of the city was changed to Rockaway Beach in 1987.
The Pronto Pup, a brand of corn dog, was invented at Rockaway in the late 1930s.
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.
As of the census of 2010, there were 1,312 people, 667 households, and 374 families living in the city. The population density was 820.0 inhabitants per square mile (316.6/km2). There were 1,875 housing units at an average density of 1,171.9 per square mile (452.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 94.4% White, 0.4% African American, 0.7% Native American, 0.7% Asian, 1.1% from other races, and 2.7% from two or more races.