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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...

Coos Bay, OR

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

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North Coast

Kayak Tillamook County

Kayak Tillamook County is a kayaking guide service that provides year-round flat-water tours on lakes, bays, rivers and sloughs throughout the North Oregon Coast.

Tillamook, OR

(503) 866-4808
Email us (marc[at]KayakTillamook[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, stand-up-paddle-boards, bodyboards, skim boards, kayaks, bike rentals, skateboards, clothing, accessories, and more. Safari...

3026 NE Hwy 101
Lincoln City, OR

541-996-6335
Email us (safaritown[at]gmail[dot]com)

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Central Coast

Salmon River Wooden Kayak Company

Salmon River Wooden Kayak Company provides guided kayak tours for small groups on the Salmon River estuary in Otis, Oregon. The rental inventory consists of hand made in the USA wooden kayaks for which are 15 ft and 17 ft...

2015 N Three Rocks Rd
Otis, OR

(541) 921-7127
Email us (bob[at]srkayak[dot]com)

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South Coast

Bahama Boards

Bahama Boards is a family owned business that has put together a nice lineup of eco friendly surf products and more.  It’s your one stop shop for surf and wellness including rentals (kayaks, SUP, SUP paddles, and wetsuits), surfboard sales,...

650 Ivy Street
Coos Bay, OR

(541)808-3535
Email us (bill[dot]bahamasup[at]gmail[dot]com)

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Central Coast

Oregon Coast Kayak Connection

Founder and owner, Scotty decided to start this venture in order to pursue his passion and love of all things water and the tranquility that it offers. He has over 3 decades of boating experience, has been sailing and racing...

Newport, OR

503-358-8301
Email us (scotty[at]theockc[dot]com)

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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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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

April 24, 2024

Group Run – Weekly Wednesday Evenings

PreWay at 2nd Street Parking Lot
Coos Bay, OR
April 24, 2024

Wind Down Wednesdays with Live Music

1987 Sherman Ave.
North Bend, OR
April 25, 2024

Thursday Group Run – South Coast Running Club

880 S. 1st Street (Farr's Parking Lot)
Coos Bay, OR
April 26, 2024 - April 28, 2024

Astoria Warrenton Crab, Seafood & Wine Festival

92937 Walluski Loop Astoria
Astoria, OR

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