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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

Sandlake Tsunami ATV Rental, LLC

Riding ATVs on the sand dunes is great family fun! Rent a quad or a mini dune buggy from Sandlake Tsunami ATV Rental and explore scenic Sandlake Dunes overlooking the beach on the Oregon Coast. They’re located just 3 miles...

22955 Sandlake Rd
Cloverdale, OR

503-965-6572
Email us (rentals[at]sandlaketsunamiatvrental[dot]com)

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Central Coast

Full Throttle Rentals

Explore the Siuslaw National Sand Dunes and enjoy amazing views and beach access, or explore  the acres of the National Forest on one of Full Throttle Rentals’ 4×4 ATV, 2-seaters or 4-seaters. They also offer jet ski and kayak rentals...

05454 Hwy 126
Florence, OR

(541) 999-7839
Email us (fullthrottlerentalsllc[at]gmail[dot]com)

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Central Coast

Torex ATV Rentals

83690 Hwy 101
Florence, OR

(541)997-5363
Email us (info[at]torexatvrentals[dot]com)

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North Coast

Sand Lake Recreation Area

The Sand Lake Recreation Area is located along Oregon’s North Coast, 15 miles southwest of Tillamook, OR between Cape Lookout and Cape Kiwanda. It covers 1,076 acres of open sand dunes, surrounded by forests and adjacent to the Pacific Ocean....

Pacific City, OR
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South Coast

Umpqua Beach #2 Day Use and OHV Staging Area

Located south of Winchester Bay, OR, this area is home to the tallest sand dunes in the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. Umpqua Beach #2 Day Use and OHV Staging Area provides parking and access for pedestrian beach access as...

Winchester Bay, OR
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South Coast

Umpqua Beach #3 Day Use and OHV Staging Area

Located south of Winchester Bay, OR, this area is home to the tallest sand dunes in the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. Umpqua Beach #3 Day Use and OHV Staging Area provides parking and access for pedestrian beach access as...

Winchester Bay, OR

Travel Stories

A Road Trip on the Three Capes Scenic Route

After a 10-year hiatus caused by mudslides, the Cape Meares Loop — part of the stunning Three Capes Scenic Route — is open once again. Take advantage of the reopening with a road trip along this 40-mile stretch, which connects Tillamook to Cape Kiwanda on the North Coast, and winds through forests and along cliffs with plenty of places to stop. Here’s what you can expect along the way.
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Accessible Adventures on the Oregon Coast

In 1967 Oregon Governor Tom McCall passed landmark legislation making the entire 363-mile Oregon Coast public, earning it the nickname “The People’s Coast.” In recent years, accessibility improvements have brought it even closer to that vision for adventurers of all abilities. Here’s what to know about how to take advantage of new developments at many destinations when planning a trip to the Oregon Coast.
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Great Mountain Biking on the Oregon Coast

Imagine carving a graceful turn as the smell of salt air fills your nostrils. Or dropping in to a perfect break with no one in sight. No, we’re not talking surfing here — this is mountain biking on the Oregon Coast. Over the past decade, new trail systems have been popping up along the Coast and might just be the state’s best-kept secret for mountain biking enthusiasts.
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The Science of Sand

Next to majestic sea stacks and awe-inspiring surf, sand might not be the most obvious marvel of the Oregon Coast. Without those humble little granules, though, there would be no sandcastles, no writing your name on the beach and no sinking your toes into warm softness on a dune hike. Here’s a crash course on how sand comes and goes, who lives in this special habitat, and how we can help protect it.
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Ship Watching in Astoria

Most visitors to Astoria arrive from the east or south. It’s the most northwestern city in Oregon, after all, situated on the south bank of the Columbia River where it meets the roiling Pacific Ocean. But a few special visitors to Astoria actually arrive from the west, and some of them haven’t seen land in nearly two weeks.
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5 Winter Forest Walks on the Oregon Coast

There is something invigorating about a walk through a coastal Oregon forest at the start of the new year — swollen creeks and thundering falls; deep, mossy greens; towering, swaying trees. Underfoot could be banana slugs, newts and mushrooms; above, the occasional bald eagle or osprey sailing by. One can’t help but be energized and refreshed, ready to embark on another year with a new commitment to getting out amidst all the splendor this corner of the world has to offer.
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Events on the Oregon Coast

July 19, 2024 - July 21, 2024

Pacific City Dory Days

Kiawanda Community Center
Pacific City, OR
July 19, 2024

Alive After Five Wine Walk

390 First Street Southwest
Bandon, OR
July 20, 2024

Gnome Wrecker Release Party

247 South 2nd Street
Coos Bay, OR
July 20, 2024

Coos County Train Day

766 S 1st Street
Coos Bay, OR

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