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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

Wavecrest Discoveries

Reconnect with nature on Oregon’s South Coast in the “mind-refreshing” nature-based tours and activities by Wavecrest Discoveries. These engaging and enlightening explorations refresh your mind and spirit as you gain an intimate understanding of this scenic, diverse region. Fun and...

PO Box 1795
Coos Bay, OR

(541) 267-4027
Email us (mgiles[at]wavecrestdiscoveries[dot]com)

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South Coast

South Coast Tours LLC

South Coast Tours can take you on an adventure paddle in the Wild Rivers Coast estuaries and out into the Southern Oregon near shore ocean. Go fishing, wildlife viewing or just simply enjoy the experience of gliding across the waterways...

27436 Hunter Creek Rd
Gold Beach, OR

(541) 373-0487
Email us (dave[at]southcoasttours[dot]net)

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Central Coast

Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area

Jutting into the Pacific Ocean, this harsh, unforgiving environment hosts many forms of life. Harbor seals and whales are visible offshore year-round. In spring and summer, thousands of seabirds flock to the near-shore islands to breed and raise their young....

750 NW Lighthouse Dr.
Newport, OR

541-574-3100

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South Coast

Steel Blue Lodge

Southern Oregon Drift boat fishing for Fall Chinook and Winter Steelhead. Summertime family B&B with river access.

94893 Elk River Rd
Port Orford, OR

541-332-3140

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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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North Coast

Dan Young’s Guide Service

Dan Young and would love to take you fishing. There are plenty of opportunities whether you’re looking to catch Salmon, Sturgeon or Steelhead or go crabbing or clam digging.

1541 SW Alder Ave
Warrenton, OR

(503) 998-4856
Email us (danyoungsguideservice[at]outlook[dot]com)

Travel Guides

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

December 4, 2021

City of North Bend Lighted Christmas Parade

1611 Virginia Ave.
North Bend, OR
December 10, 2021 - December 11, 2021

The Specialty Farmers Market & Artisan Faire at Salishan

7755 Highway 101
Gleneden Beach, OR
December 10, 2021

Snow-y Man Paint Event – Session 1

999 N. Front Street, Ste. 117/115
Coos Bay, OR
December 12, 2021

Snow-y Man Paint Event

999 N. Front Street, Ste. 117/115
Coos Bay, OR

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