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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

Pistol River State Scenic Viewpoint

Pistol River State Park is set in the dunes of the southern Oregon coast.  The river supposedly got its name when a militia soldier lost his pistol in the river during the infamous Rogue River Indian War.  In March of...

Gold Beach, OR

541-469-2021

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Central Coast

Jessie M. Honeyman Memorial State Park

This versatile, beautiful coastal park is situated halfway up the Oregon coast, three miles south of the city of Florence. Honeyman is the second largest Oregon state park campground, offering more than 350 campsites, hiking trails, and miles of sand...

Florence, OR

541-997-3851

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South Coast

Lake Of The Woods Lookout

Lake of the Woods Lookout is surrounded by mountainous terrain, forested hillsides and spectacular views within the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest in southwestern Oregon. The flat-roofed cabin was originally a “ground house” located on Barklow Mountain in the Powers Ranger...

Agness, OR

541-247-3600

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North Coast

Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area

Cape Kiwanda is part of the Three Capes Scenic Route (along with Cape Meares and Cape Lookout).  Kiwanda is the smallest of the three, but it is one of the best places to experience spectacular wave action. Pacific City is...

Pacific City, OR

503-842-3182

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North Coast

Haystack Rock

Haystack Rock, located in Cannon Beach at Tolovana Beach State Recreation Site, rises 235-feet out of the sand and the sea at the low tide line and is a protected Marine Garden. The Rock is also home to many birds, including tufted...

Cannon Beach, OR
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North Coast

Fort Stevens State Park

Fort Stevens was once the primary military defense installation in the three-fort, Harbor Defense System at the mouth of the Columbia River (along with Forts Canby and Columbia in Washington). The fort saw service for 84 years, from the Civil...

Hammond, OR

503-861-3170

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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Travel Stories

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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Travel Stories

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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Travel Stories

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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Travel Stories

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

December 2, 2022 - December 4, 2022

LTOB presents Christmas Opry 2022

2100 Sherman Avenue
North Bend, OR
December 2, 2022 - December 18, 2022

Rapunzel – A Traditional British Panto

580 Newmark Avenue
Coos Bay, OR
December 2, 2022 - December 3, 2022

Holiday Arts Festival

451 Winchester Ave
Reedsport, OR
December 2, 2022

Downtown Coos Bay Wine Walk

50 Central Ave.
Coos Bay, OR

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