Beach Activities - Oregon Coast Visitors Association

What to do on the People’s Coast

  • Bob Straub State Park

    Pacific City, Oregon 97135
    800.551.6949

    Bob Straub State Park is a nice place to go to walk on the beach and explore the Nestucca sand spit. This park is located in Pacific City and provides beach access, parking, and restrooms. The Nestucca River is legendary for 50 pound chinook salmon. This park offers beach access, and opportunities for picnicking, fishing, wildlife watching, marine mammal watching, and bird watching.

  • Boiler Bay State Scenic Viewpoint

    Depoe Bay, Oregon 97301
    800-551-6949

    A miraculous and rugged, basalt-rimmed bay, Boiler Bay is a great place to watch wild surf action on the rocky spurs. This splendid panoramic viewpoint presents a good opportunity to see migrating and resident gray whales. Take your binoculars -- this is one of the best sites in Oregon to see oceangoing birds (like shearwaters, jaegers, albatrosses, grebes, pelicans, loons, oystercatchers and murrelets). In 1910, an explosion sank the J. Marhoffer, and you can see the ship's boiler at low-tide.

  • Cape Meares State Scenic Viewpoint

    Tillamook, Oregon 97141
    800-551-6949

    A must-see when driving the Three Capes Scenic route, Cape Meares State Scenic Viewpoint is situated on a headland 200 feet above the ocean. Cape Lookout and Cape Kiwanda are the other two capes on this route. Cape Meares provides an excellent view of the largest colony of nesting common murres (the site is one of the most populous colonies of nesting sea birds on the continent). Bald eagles and a peregrine falcon have also been known to nest near here.<P>

  • Carl G. Washburne Memorial State Park

    US 101, 14 miles N of Florence, Oregon 97439
    541-997-3641

    Washburne is located on the east side of Highway 101 with a buffer of native plants between you and the highway. The campsites are spacious. There are several trails of varying difficulty leading from the campsites to the beach, wildlife viewing areas and second-growth forests. A walking trail leads you under the highway to a five mile sandy beach and a day-use area, where you\'ll find space to watch whales, hunt agates, beachcombing and picnic.

  • Oregon Parks & Recreation

    5580 S Coast Hwy
    Newport, Oregon 97366
    (541) 867-7451
  • Sandlake Tsunami ATV Rental, LLC

    22955 Sandlake Rd
    Pacific City, Oregon 97135
    503-965-6572 by appointment

    When you're planning your Oregon Coast vacation, don't miss Sand Lake Dunes! Rent a quad or a mini dune buggy from us to explore this scenic sand dune just off the beach. Enjoy a morning cruise along the trees or pose for an afternoon picture overlooking the Pacific Ocean. We're family friendly too! Our smallest quads have a speed limiting adjustment to help parents keep a safe pace. Family fun for everyone. Helmets, goggles, fuel and trailer are included. We offer ATV rentals by appointment, to rent, to trailer and ride by yourself, on a self-guided tour. We are a good old fashioned mom and pop outfitter shop. Our equipment is clean, newer and well maintained. We’re near Pacific City and just 3 miles from the recreational riding area.

  • Agate Beach State Recreation Site

    Newport, Oregon 97365
    800-551-6949
  • Alder Dune Campground

    4480 Highway 101, Bldg G
    Florence, Oregon 97439
    541-902-8526
  • Alsea Bay Historic Interpretive Center

    Waldport, Oregon 97365
    541-563-2002
  • Alsea River

    Waldport, Oregon 97394

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