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Discover the Heart of the Coast

The Central Coast is alive and wild. Tremendous gray whales swim gracefully along the shoreline. Sunbathing sea lions sound off from rocky shores and docks. Vibrant seabirds soar beneath lighthouse-topped cliffs. Our lively small towns are full of fun shops, friendly restaurants and quaint marinas. The peaceful forest is just a hike away, and treasure awaits on the beach. Welcome to the heart of the Coast.

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Stories from the People’s Coast

  1. Pack Your Oregon Coast Picnic

    Posted by OCVA

    Oregonians love to eat local, especially when it comes to the bounty of fresh-baked breads, artisan meats and cheeses, sweets and handcrafted beverages on the Coast. But often it’s way more fun to curate and pack your own homegrown picnic instead, and tote it to the beach, the campground, the bike trails or the mountain. Luckily, there are more than a dozen farmers markets up…

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  2. 5 Easy Hikes on the Oregon Coast Trail

    Posted by OCVA

    If long walks on the beach are your thing, exploring the Oregon Coast Trail will soon be your new favorite pastime. Similar to the Pacific Crest Trail, the coast trail — with views of sea stacks and rocky headlands and other coastal wonders —  is a series of connected walking routes connecting Oregon’s North, Central and South coasts. About half is on sandy beach; the…

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  3. The Ultimate Oregon Coast Road Trip – All the Best Stops

    Posted by OCVA

    By  Local Adventurer Last week, we did the ultimate road trip down the Oregon Coast with Travel Oregon – all 363 miles of it. It was epic! This year, the People’s Coast is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Oregon beach bill, which made all of the Oregon coast public. We always love a good road trip and were so happy to celebrate their anniversary by…

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