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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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Central Coast

Safari Town Surf Shop

Safari Town Surf Shop is a family owned and operated surf shop established in 1989, on the central Oregon coast in Lincoln City. Offerings include surfboards, wetsuits, bodyboards, skim boards, kayaks, bike rentals, skateboards, clothing, and more. Safari Town also...

3026 NE Hwy 101
Lincoln City, OR

541-996-6335
Email us (safaritown[at]gmail[dot]com)

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South Coast

Bandon Fat Bike Beach Ride

Here’s a formula for memorable fun: Take one of the top 100 beaches in the world, add a bike purpose-built to ride on it, and throw in a few friends for a day of adventure and enjoyment. Ready… go! In...

Bandon, OR
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South Coast

Floras Lake Waterfall Trail

Floras Lake Beach, close to Langlois, showcases imposing cliffs and eroded sandstone rock formations, establishing itself as one of the most intriguing coastal spots on this stretch of the Pacific. Towards the southern tip of Floras Lake Beach, adjacent to...

Langlois, OR
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South Coast

Penny Sturdivant Park

Penny Sturdivant Park is great for a short visit, or a day picnic with family. You may even see a bald eagle swooping down to the Coquille River to catch a fish.

Coquille, OR

541-396-2115

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Central Coast

Newport Otter Rock Beach Ride

Maybe you’ve been to this spectacular stretch of the Oregon Coast. So maybe you’ve enjoyed spotting whales, exploring lighthouses, gazing out at the vast ocean, scouring the beach for treasures, and even experiencing some of the bracing salt water. If...

Newport, OR
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South Coast

Cape Blanco to Port Orford Fat Bike Ride

Here’s another reason to visit Oregon’s South Coast: the chance to pedal on the shoreline, between massive rock promontories, along one of the most scenic stretches of the entire West Coast. Spinning through the sand, bracketed by the bulks of...

Port Orford, OR

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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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Snuggle Up With a Great Book on the Coast

Short days and crisp weather create the perfect environment for cozying up with a good book, and the Oregon Coast is a great place to do it. We asked Charlie J. Stephens — owner of Port Orford’s Sea Wolf Books & Community Writing Center — for their recommendations of what and where to read on the Coast this winter. Here are some favorites to check out on your next coastal vacation.
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Tide Pooling With an Expert at Cape Perpetua

Discover the wild and wonderful world of Oregon’s intertidal zones. Full of mystery, the intertidal zone on the Oregon Coast is brimming with colorful marine life. During low tide, a captivating cosmos is revealed — guides can help you explore...
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Events on the Oregon Coast

June 18, 2024

DJ Trivia at Front Street Food Trucks

775 N. Front Street
Coos Bay, OR
June 19, 2024

Wind Down Wednesdays with Live Music

1987 Sherman Ave.
North Bend, OR
June 19, 2024

Group Run – Weekly Wednesday Evenings

PreWay at 2nd Street Parking Lot
Coos Bay, OR
June 20, 2024

Thursday Group Run – South Coast Running Club

880 S. 1st Street (Farr's Parking Lot)
Coos Bay, OR

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