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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

Wild Rogue Wilderness

The United States Congress designated Oregon’s Wild Rogue Wilderness in 1978 and it now has a total of 35,806 acres—approximately 27,111 are U.S. Forest Service lands and 8,600 are Bureau of Land Management (BLM) lands. The legislation assigned the U.S....

Agness, OR

541-247-3600
Email us (BLM_OR_MD_Mail[at]blm[dot]gov)

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South Coast

Bandon Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center

Life in Bandon is shaped by nature and the people who make their home in this corner of Oregon. That’s why they say their attractions are always open. Chamber of Commerce office & Visitor Center: The Visitors Center welcomes visitors...

300 2nd Street SE
Bandon, OR

541-347-9616
Email us (info[at]bandon[dot]com)

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South Coast

Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area

The Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area beckons you to its warm and inviting sand dunes. Experience the Pacific Ocean on one side, a series of lakes on the other with a vast beach right in the middle. The wind-sculpted sand dunes...

Reedsport, OR

541-271-3611

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North Coast

Siuslaw National Forest

Stretching from the lush forests of the coastal mountains to the unique Oregon Dunes and on into the beaches of the Pacific Ocean, visitors have a stunning choice of opportunities. One can find activities to suit every taste: from spectacular...

Beaver, OR

541-750-7000
Email us (r6_siuslaw_WWWeb_Front_Desk[at]fs[dot]fed[dot]us)

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South Coast

Bandon Beach Riding Stables

 Family owned and operated since 1979, the stables have provided guided tours to visitors while on horseback of Bandon’s most majestic beaches.

54629 Beach Loop Road
Bandon, OR

541-347-3423
Email us (bandonstables[at]gmail[dot]com)

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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

Travel Stories

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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Travel Stories

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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Snuggle Up With a Great Book on the Coast

Short days and crisp weather create the perfect environment for cozying up with a good book, and the Oregon Coast is a great place to do it. We asked Charlie J. Stephens — owner of Port Orford’s Sea Wolf Books & Community Writing Center — for their recommendations of what and where to read on the Coast this winter. Here are some favorites to check out on your next coastal vacation.
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Tide Pooling With an Expert at Cape Perpetua

Discover the wild and wonderful world of Oregon’s intertidal zones. Full of mystery, the intertidal zone on the Oregon Coast is brimming with colorful marine life. During low tide, a captivating cosmos is revealed — guides can help you explore...
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Events on the Oregon Coast

May 18, 2024

South Coast Market

1611 Virginia Avenue
North Bend, OR
May 18, 2024

Aurora at Front Street Food Trucks

775 N. Front Street
Coos Bay, OR
May 21, 2024

DJ Trivia at Front Street Food Trucks

775 N. Front Street
Coos Bay, OR
May 22, 2024

Wind Down Wednesdays with Live Music

1987 Sherman Ave.
North Bend, OR

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