Oregon's Central Coast
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.
Stories from the People’s Coast
From sparkly lights to miniature trains, holiday tea to malty beer, wintertime at the Oregon Coast is full of cheery yuletide tradition. Here are some of our favorite ways to be merry at the Coast this season: Nibble on homemade gingerbread cookies, sip cider and cocoa and enjoy live holiday music at Seaside’s sixth annual Gingerbread Tea at Butterfield Cottage. Exquisite gingerbread houses up for…Continue Reading
Every winter, about 20,000 gray whales (and the occasional blue, humpback and Orca) living in the north Pacific Ocean head south for the winter, much to the delight of visitors to the Oregon Coast. Visitors can catch the fascinating spectacle anywhere along the Coast, but there’s just one spot that focuses all of its resources on educating the public about the unique behavior of whales.…Continue Reading
The owners at Purple Cow Toys in downtown Astoria don’t mind if you open the board game while you’re in the store. In fact, they’ll help you learn to play it. They’ll make sure everyone in the family stays and plays with their toys for as long as they like. That’s the beauty of shopping local — the merchants strive to build genuine relationships with…Continue Reading