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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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North Coast

Oregon Film Museum

The Oregon Film Museum celebrates the art and legacy of films and film-making in the State of Oregon. Housed in the old Clatsop County Jail, the museum invites visitors to explore these and other films and the production behind making...

732 Duane Street
Astoria, OR

503-325-2203

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North Coast

Heritage Museum

Built in 1904 as Astoria’s City Hall, this building is now home to the Clatsop County Historical Society’s Heritage Museum, Research Center & Archives. Explore the history of Clatsop County through temporary and permanent exhibits featuring Native Americans, early pioneers,...

1618 Exchange Street
Astoria, OR

503-338-4849
Email us (cchs[at]cumtux[dot]org)

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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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Central Coast

White Wolf Sanctuary

Founded in 1999, White Wolf Sanctuary’s mission is to preserve and protect wolves, promote the recovery of wolf populations where appropriate and encourage conservation through education of all wildlife and the role it plays in the natural world. White Wolf Sanctuary is...

10095 E Alsea Hwy
Tidewater, OR

541-528-3588
Email us (whitewolfsanctuary[at]gmail[dot]com)

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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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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

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

Coos County Train Day

766 S 1st Street
Coos Bay, OR
July 20, 2024 - July 21, 2024

Ride the Dirt Wave: Whiskey Run

Bandon, OR

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