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  1. 5 Secrets Spots on the North Coast

    Posted by OCVA / March 28, 2017

    What’s a trip to the Coast without an ice cream cone or little samples of squeaky cheese at the Tillamook Cheese Factory? Millions of  visitors flock to this palace of dairy worship while adventuring on the North Coast, but often overlook other sites just as engaging. Here’s your guide to five of those secret spots on the North Coast, all of which are less crowded…

  2. 4 Quiet Coastal Towns for Your Next Long Weekend

    Posted by OCVA / March 28, 2017

    So you’ve got a long weekend to explore the Coast, but want to stay off the beaten path? Plan a road trip to Oregon’s low-key Central Coast, where the area’s pristine beaches, trails, waterways and quaint downtowns make for a rejuvenating retreat. Spend a day adventuring in each coastal village, but caution — you may never want to leave. Day 1: Shopping and wildlife viewing…

  3. Local’s Guide to South Coast Seafood

    Posted by OCVA / March 28, 2017

    Dixie Boley knows seafood on Oregon’s South Coast. For 30 years, from 1978 to 2008, she and her late husband, Scott, were commercial salmon fishermen on the Rogue River, just north of their home in Gold Beach. In 1998, they worked with two other local fishermen to launch Fisherman Direct — a fresh fish market and processing center in an old cannery building in Gold…

  4. Why Dogs Love Astoria and Warrenton

    Posted by OCVA / March 10, 2017

    Headed toward the beach? If your dogs could talk, they’d express their adoration for Astoria and Warrenton, two nearby burgs ranking high among the Oregon Coast’s four-legged-friendly areas. Parks, beaches, hotels, cafes and even an outdoor market? Woof-woof! When you pair a pastry chef with a self-taught ice cream whiz, you get Frite & Scoop, a bustling ice cream shop on Astoria’s lovely six-mile-long Riverwalk,…

  5. On the Water in Seaside

    Posted by OCVA / March 10, 2017

    Oregon’s classic beach resort, Seaside continues to delight locals and visitors alike with diverse natural beauty stitched into its dense urbanity. Aside from the usual amenities, this proximity is convenient and useful for fans of wildlife and water — a wide beach, two rivers running through town and a large estuary lend a load of leisure for those of all skill levels, whether you seek…

  6. Off-Season Family Adventures With Oregon State Parks

    Posted by OCVA / January 30, 2017

    The winter-spring shoulder season is a stunning time at the Oregon Coast. Fewer people are out and about, leaving the 363 miles of often sunny and sparkling beaches — as well as trails, parks and rivers — clear for all sorts of exploration. Much of it, in fact, is managed by Oregon State Parks, which offers a bounty of natural, cultural and educational resources for…

  7. Destination Reedsport

    Posted by OCVA / January 30, 2017

    Sand and water are the lifeblood of every coastal beach town, but Reedsport, on Oregon’s South Coast, is truly defined by its near-island-like geography. Situated at the heart of the iconic Oregon dunes, Reedsport sits at the confluence of three rivers: the mighty Umpqua, Smith and Scholfield. There are also 17 nearby lakes, offering plenty of prime fishing — especially small-mouth bass — as well…

  8. Everything You Wanted to Know About Sea Lions

    Posted by OCVA / January 30, 2017

    They can be loud and raucous, or adorably lazy. They’re both goofy and intelligent creatures. Visitors to the Oregon Coast go out of their way to spot sea lions, for good reason. They’re fun to watch as they lounge on the docks, interacting with each other and sliding in and out of the sea with a surprising grace. But how much do you really know…

  9. Romantic Getaway to Cannon Beach

    Posted by The Oregon Coast / December 22, 2016

    The Oregon Coast, with its rugged shoreline and misty intrigue, has long wooed romantic souls. This is especially true of Cannon Beach. Here are a few essential ingredients for a weekend escape to this sophisticated but laidback village by the sea. A stay at the Stephanie Inn is sure to add a dash of passion to your stay. Many guestrooms offer breathtaking, panoramic views of…

  10. How to Spend a Rainy Day in Seaside

    Posted by The Oregon Coast / December 22, 2016

    Don’t let a little drizzle or stormy skies dampen your fun in Oregon’s classic resort town, where surf-and-sand seekers have retreated since Victorian times. Known as one of the premier beach destinations in the Pacific Northwest, Seaside is a great place to visit even with overcast skies — indoor fun abounds and the misty shoreline beckons. There’s no wrong way to do it, but here…

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