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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

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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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

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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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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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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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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Travel Stories

The Science and Safety of Storm Watching

Winter on the Oregon Coast is anything but boring. When powerful Pacific winds meet turbulent ocean waters, it’s a spectacular sight to witness. Tall waves crash into rocky cliffs and sandy shores, offering an awe-inspiring display by Mother Nature. And...
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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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Events on the Oregon Coast

February 1, 2023

Bay Area Farmers & Artisans Market

999 N. Front Street
Coos Bay, OR
February 3, 2023

Downtown Coos Bay Wine Walk

50 Central Ave.
Coos Bay, OR
February 7, 2023

First Tuesday Talks at Coos History Museum

1210 N. Front Street
Coos Bay, OR
February 8, 2023

Bay Area Farmers & Artisans Market

999 N. Front Street
Coos Bay, OR

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