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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.

Find things to do on the Oregon Coast

North Coast

Columbia River Maritime Museum

Explore the world of marine transportation from the days of dugout canoes, through the age of sail, to the present. Watch a dramatic 12-minute film introducing the history and perils of the the Columbia River. Sail a model boat on...

1792 Marine Dr.
Astoria, OR

(503)325-2323

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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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Central Coast

Heceta Head Lighthouse

There are few more dramatic vistas along the Oregon Coast than Heceta Head, a 200-foot bluff that juts out into the sea and is crowned with a 56-foot-tall lighthouse that has steered ships from danger since 1894.  The view is...

Summer Street
Florence, OR

(541)547-3416

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North Coast

Tillamook Forest Center

Tillamook Forest Center, located in the heart of the Tillamook State Forest, invites visitors to discover lessons of the past, present and future at this dynamic facility with hands-on learning opportunities and a sense of exploration you’ll find nowhere else....

45500 Wilson River Hwy.
Tillamook, OR

(503) 815-6800
Email us (tfcinfo[at]odf[dot]state[dot]or[dot]us)

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Get Out of Town Tours

Experience the wonders and beauty of Oregon at a leisurely pace.  Get Out of Town Tours offers day and multi-day tours that are personalized, sustainable and fun for groups of one to twenty-five.  Choose from tours that include wildlife viewing,...

OR

(503)709-8458
Email us (getoutoftowntours[at]yahoo[dot]com)

Central Coast

Rock Your World

Enjoy a private beachcoming tour with rockhounding expert. Laura is a licensed guide who is a practicing economic geologist (she uses her knowledge of geology to find valuable gems and metal deposits). You’ll have a great time, learn about the...

3203 SW Highway 101
Lincoln City, OR

(541) 351-8423
Email us (laura[at]rockyourworldgems[dot]com)

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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 1, 2021

Canceled***Downtown Coos Bay Wine Walk

50 Central Ave
Coos Bay, OR
October 1, 2021

First Friday: The Marketplace at Salishan

7755 Highway 101
Gleneden Beach, OR
October 1, 2021 - October 2, 2021

The Specialty Farmers Market & Artisan Faire at Salishan

7755 Highway 101
Gleneden Beach, OR
October 2, 2021

Elk-Kings Trail Races

45500 Wilson River Hwy.
Tillamook, OR

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