Things to Do in Florence, Oregon

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

Heceta Head Lighthouse

There are few more dramatic vistas along the Oregon Coast than Heceta Head, a 200-foot bluff that juts out into the sea and is crowned with a 56-foot-tall lighthouse that has steered ships from danger since 1894.  The view is...

Summer Street
Florence, OR

(541)547-3416

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Central Coast

Sea Lion Caves

America’s largest sea cave, Sea Lion Caves is a privately owned wildlife preserve and bird sanctuary that is the year-round home of the Steller sea lion. Sea Lion Caves is not a zoo, so the protected marine animals come and...

91560 Hwy 101
Florence, OR

(541)547-3111
Email us (info[at]sealioncaves[dot]com)

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Central Coast

Florence Events Center

A full-service convention and performing arts facility on the central Oregon coast capable of hosting groups up to 500. There is a 457-seat proscenium theater for general sessions and fine art performances such as concerts, plays, ballet and opera.

715 Quince St
Florence, OR

(541) 997-1994
Email us (lis[at]eventcenter[dot]org)

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Manna

MANNA is a working studio and retail shop, established by husband and wife duo, Zak & Whitney Shelhamer.  Whitney is an established fine jewelry designer and licensed apothecary artist. In 2016 they felt a call on their hearts to leave...

1297 Bay St.
Florence, OR

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Central Coast

Sandland Adventures

Featuring exciting dune buggy tours up to 10 passengers and scenic giant tours on 27+ passenger buggies (accommodating up to 54). Also offering a fun center with go-karts, 18-hole miniature golf, bumper boats, riding railroad, gift shop and more.

85366 Highway 101
Florence, OR

(541) 997-8087
Email us (Sandland[at]sandland[dot]com)

Central Coast

Ocean Dunes Golf Links

A true golf links is defined as a golf course built on sand left by the sea, and is influenced by the natural forces such as wind and rain. Ocean Dunes fits this definition to a tee. Built on top...

Florence, OR

541-997-3232

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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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Guide to Paddling on the Coast

Whether it’s cruising through hidden coves in the ocean or paddling around a tranquil lake or estuary, you’ll get a chance to see wildlife and natural scenery that you just can’t find on land. Before you set out to navigate...
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