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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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Central Coast

Newport Aquatics Center

The Newport pool is a year-round indoor swimming facility. The pool offers recreational swimming, swim lessons, lap swims, water fitness, special event swims, swim team, and pool rentals. The heated indoor pool is 25 yards, eight lanes, an activity pool...

225 SE Avery St
Newport, OR

541-265-7770

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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

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South Coast

Laverne County Park

This park, on 350 acres is located on the North Fork of the Coquille River (61217 Fairview Road, Coquille, Oregon). It is approximately fifteen miles north of Coquille (Highway 42) on the Coquille-Fairview Road, and five miles north of the...

Coquille, OR

(541)396-2344

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South Coast

Bud Cross Park

Bud Cross Park is Brookings’ major athletic park, featuring a seasonal municipal swimming pool, skate park, two baseball fields, four tennis courts, and a basketball court.

Brookings, OR
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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

Oswald West State Park

Stretching along four miles of coastline in dense, temperate rainforest, Oswald West State Park has a beautifully secluded sandy beach and miles of trails leading to breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean. This vast, scenic treasure is without a doubt...

Arch Cape, OR

503-812-0650

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 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
February 11, 2023

38th Annual Charleston Crab Feed

63466 Boat Basin Road
Charleston, OR
February 11, 2023 - February 20, 2023

Lincoln City’s Antique & Collectibles Week

801 SW Hwy 101
Lincoln City, OR

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