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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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South Coast

Cape Blanco State Park

Cape Blanco is the most southern of Oregon’s lighthouses, and is the westernmost point in Oregon. Proposed in 1864, it was the first lighthouse in the state outfitted with a first-order Fresnel lens in 1870. The first-order lens was replaced...

Sixes, OR

541-332-2973

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Kalmiopsis Wilderness

The United States Congress designated the Kalmiopsis Wilderness in 1964, and it now totals180,095 acres. This Wilderness includes the headwater basin of the Chetco and North Fork Smith Rivers, and a portion of the Illinois River canyon. This is a...

Gold Beach, OR

541-247-3600

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South Coast

Bullards Beach State Park

Bullards Beach is a large, family-oriented park located just two miles north of Bandon. The campground is nestled among shore pines and protected from the strong ocean breezes. The park offers three loops of campsites, all of which are equipped...

Bandon, OR

541-347-2209

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South Coast

Snow Camp Lookout

Overview SNOW CAMP LOOKOUT IS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. Snow Camp Lookout sits at the peak of Snow Camp Mountain at an elevation of 4,223 feet, offering guests spectacular panoramic views of the surrounding area. The fire lookout is the...

Agness, OR

541-247-3600

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South Coast

Quail Prairie Lookout

Overview THIS FACILITY IS CLOSED TO RESERVATIONS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE Quail Prairie Lookout offers guests a unique lodging experience in the Rogue-Siskiyou National Forest in western Oregon. On a clear day, visitors are treated to spectacular views of the Kalmiopsis...

Harbor, OR

541-412-6000

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Central Coast

Jessie M. Honeyman Memorial State Park

This versatile, beautiful coastal park is situated halfway up the Oregon coast, three miles south of the city of Florence. Honeyman is the second largest Oregon state park campground, offering more than 350 campsites, hiking trails, and miles of sand...

Florence, OR

541-997-3851

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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

Alive After Five Wine Walk

390 First Street Southwest
Bandon, OR
July 19, 2024 - July 21, 2024

Pacific City Dory Days

Kiawanda Community Center
Pacific City, OR
July 20, 2024 - July 21, 2024

Ride the Dirt Wave: Whiskey Run

Bandon, OR
July 20, 2024

Coos Art Museum Mandala Dot Art Class

235 Anderson Avenue
Coos Bay, OR

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