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Whether you’re looking for epic coastal hikes, golfing by the ocean, surfing on a remote beach, or sand boarding a dune, you can find it all at the Oregon Coast.

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Whether you’re looking for epic coastal hikes, golfing by the ocean, surfing on a remote beach, or sand boarding a dune, you can find it all at the Oregon Coast.

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North Coast

Haystack Fishing

Haystack Fishing is the premier dory fishing charter company in Pacific City. Run by Joe and Wendy Hay, they will celebrate their 25th year silver anniversary in 2022. Haystack Fishing’s specialty is making dreams come true and creating memories that...

Pacific City, OR

(503) 679-9028
Email us (huje[at]haystackfishing[dot]com)

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Central Coast

Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area

Jutting into the Pacific Ocean, this harsh, unforgiving environment hosts many forms of life. Harbor seals and whales are visible offshore year-round. In spring and summer, thousands of seabirds flock to the near-shore islands to breed and raise their young....

750 NW Lighthouse Dr.
Newport, OR

541-574-3100

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Central Coast

Oregon Coast Aquarium

Take a deep dive into marine science at one of the nation’s top aquariums. An icon of Newport, the Oregon Coast Aquarium is a public aquatic and marine science exhibition facility offering educational programs. Exhibits showcase seabirds, marine mammals, fishes,...

2820 SE Ferry Slip Rd
Newport, OR

541-867-3474
Email us (info[at]aquarium[dot]org)

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South Coast

Port Orford Chamber of Commerce

Located at one end of Battle Rock Park, the Visitor Center welcomes people who stop by, stretch their legs, and want to learn more about Port Orford.

520 Jefferson
Port Orford, OR

541-332-8055

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North Coast

Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad

Step back in time and experience a bit of yesteryear. Enjoy the beautiful Oregon Coast line by riding the rail behind a 1910 Heisler Steam Locomotive. This scenic trip chugs along Tillamook Bay and gives passengers views of the ocean....

402 American Ave.
Garibaldi, OR

(503) 842-7972
Email us (b[dot]devlin[at]oregoncoastscenic[dot]org)

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South Coast

Charleston Marine Life Center

Part aquarium. Part museum. All discovery. Located on the edge of the harbor in Charleston, the University of Oregon’s Charleston Marine Life Center is an exciting place of discovery for all ages, any time of the year. Aquaria highlight different coastal...

63466 Boat Basin Rd.
Charleston, OR

541-346-7280
Email us (cmlc[at]uoregon[dot]edu)

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Travel Guides

Take a Guided Tour on the Oregon Coast

In addition to guides providing a wealth of knowledge to enrich your experience, tour operators also provide a safe way to try something new or, if you’re a pro, allow you to leave your gear at home. Hiring a guide also helps ensure that you’re visiting responsibly. “Outfitters and guides tend to take very good care of their natural resources that they’re operating in,” Lacey says.
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How to Visit Oregon’s Coastal Tide Pools

If you’ve ever wanted to experience the underwater world of the Pacific Ocean but prefer to stay onshore, the Oregon Coast’s tide pools are a must-see. These rocky pools of seawater along the shoreline — accessible at low tide — are teeming with aquatic life: colorful starfish, spiky sea urchins and otherworldly sea anemones.
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Top 9 Hidden Adventures for 2021

Whether you’re the type who makes resolutions or not, the new year is an ideal time to think about goals and plans. To make sure you get your much-needed doses of natural wellness on the Oregon Coast, don’t forget to schedule getaways onto your calendar. While you’ll want to keep responsible travel in mind, these hidden coastal adventures are sure to keep you inspired all year long.
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Coastal Mountain Biking in Oregon

Carson Storch has ridden his mountain bike around the world, but the trails he’s most excited about? Those on the Oregon Coast. “It blew my mind what the terrain has to offer,” he says. The 27-year-old professional freeride mountain biker...
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Fall Wellness Weekend at the Coast

If you’ve ever felt like the ocean has healing powers, you’re not mistaken. The roar of the surf, blue horizon and heart-melting sunsets on the Oregon Coast are a balm for the soul, and sometimes a getaway is just what...
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Guide to Paddling on the Coast

Whether it’s cruising through hidden coves in the ocean or paddling around a tranquil lake or estuary, you’ll get a chance to see wildlife and natural scenery that you just can’t find on land. Before you set out to navigate...
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Events on the Oregon Coast

October 26, 2021

Trick or Treat Street at the Oregon Coast Aquarium

2820 SE Ferry Slip Road
Newport, OR
October 27, 2021

In Your Grave at Front Street Provisioners

737 N. Front Street
Coos Bay, OR
October 29, 2021

Coos Bay Downtown Safe Trick-or-Treat

50 Central Ave.
Coos Bay, OR
October 29, 2021 - October 30, 2021

The Specialty Farmers Market & Artisan Faire at Salishan

7755 Highway 101
Gleneden Beach, OR

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