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  1. Destination Manzanita

    Posted by OCVA / July 31, 2017

    From the epic summit at Neahkahnie mountain to the hot dogs and ice cream you can grab right next to the beach, Manzanita is a beloved spot on the Oregon Coast. Nearly a year after a powerful storm damaged 128 homes and several businesses, this dreamy outpost is back in full force and ready to welcome visitors. Here’s where to eat, drink, shop and play…

  2. Spend a Night at These Lesser-Known Coastal Lodgings

    Posted by OCVA / July 31, 2017

    The oceans and mountains, rivers and lakes along the Oregon Coast range are magical places to wake up every morning on vacation. But have you ever dreamed of sleeping in a working lighthouse, on a houseboat, at the base of an epic peak or at a secluded riverside tree perch?  Here are four inspired lesser-known lodgings for your next Coast adventure: On the lake If…

  3. Crabbing + Clamming on the Oregon Coast: Rules, Regulations + Licenses

    Posted by Outdoor Project Contributor Tyson Gillard / July 3, 2017

    Partial copy by and published in collaboration with Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.

    A visit to the Pacific Northwest is never complete without a taste of the fresh seafood that fills the coastal beach town markets. Fortunately, if you are willing to put in a little digging and a little hauling, you don’t have to pay market prices. Dungeness crab, mussels, and clams are yours for the taking with a small bit of know-how. The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife makes it easy, offering extensive information on how to (legally) find the freshest catch. 

  4. Alsea Bay Clamming

    Posted by Outdoor Project Contributor Tyson Gillard / June 24, 2017

    Although clamming is a pastime throughout the beaches and estuaries of the Pacific Northwest, Waldport’s Alsea Bay is unique within Oregon because it’s the only estuary in which, by law, the tide does not have to be negative in order to clam.

  5. 10 Best Locations for Spotting Wildlife on the Oregon Coast

    Posted by Outdoor Project Contributor Vanessa Ball / June 19, 2017

  6. The Southern Oregon Coast: The West's Best Kept Secret

    Posted by Outdoor Project Contributor Vanessa Ball / June 16, 2017

    While the crowds slow traffic to the beaches of the north Oregon coast, if you venture further down I-5 before heading to the water, a wide open paradise is yours for the taking. Southern Oregon beaches may be the best kept secret in the state. For views that stretch unimpeded for miles, with rarely another human in sight, this is the place to be. Come along as we cruise down Highway 101 finding hidden gems and jaw-dropping vistas. 

  7. The Ultimate Coos Bay Itinerary

    Posted by Outdoor Project Contributor Vanessa Ball / June 14, 2017

    Coos Bay, Oregon, is home to small beach-town living at its finest. Given a generous three-day weekend to explore the natural beauty around this little community, you might just start considering making the escape to southern Oregon a permanent one! From sweet surf breaks, to classic boardwalks, crashing waterfalls, and white sand beaches, Coos Bay is a tiny slice of heaven. Pack your bags, make the drive, and come see for yourself. We’ve made it easy to explore with our ultimate itinerary. There’s enough to do down here that you may need a second trip just to see it all!

  8. Pollinators of the Oregon Coast

    Posted by Outdoor Project Contributor Vanessa Ball / June 14, 2017

    This article is provided courtesy of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

  9. Dog Etiquette on the Oregon Coast

    Posted by Outdoor Project Contributor Vanessa Ball / June 8, 2017

    This article is provided courtesy of Oregon State Parks.

    Knowing where and how to bring your favorite four-legged friend with you on adventures can sometimes be a little tricky. Not all parks allow pets (think national parks), and those that do may have little to no signage. So what’s a dog owner to do? Well, with a good amount of common sense and a lot of respect for mother nature and your fellow beachgoers, the experience can be fun for everyone. We’ve put together some do’s and don’ts for taking Fido to splash in the waves on the beautiful Oregon coast.

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