Things to Do in Gearhart, 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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North Coast

Clatsop

Originally located on the west side of Skipanon River, about 14 miles north of Seaside. The original site was incorporated in 1870, but the town drifted towards what is now the City of Seaside, settling in about a mile north...

Gearhart, OR
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North Coast

Highlands Golf Club

See how much fun oceanview golf can be on the coast at Highlands Golf Course.

33260 Highlands Lane
Gearhart, OR

503-738-5248
Email us (sales[at]discountdansgolf[dot]com)

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North Coast

Gearhart Golf Links

Gearhart Golf Links is an 18 hole, public course located on the beautiful North Oregon Coast in Gearhart. The course, officially opened in 1892 as 3 holes strewn across the sand dunes, is the oldest course in the northwest and...

1157 N Marion Avenue
Gearhart, OR

503-738-3538
Email us (Pro-Shop[at]GearhartGolfLinks[dot]com)

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North Coast

Del Rey Beach State Recreation Site

The ocean is a just a short walk from Del Rey's quiet, secluded parking area. If ever there was a place to play, fly a kite, build a sand castle or picnic, this is it. The sunsets can be spectacular,...

Gearhart, OR

503-861-3170

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North Coast

Dawning’s Art

You will find handmade ceramics, artist made stickers, bookmarks, postcards, paintings and more at Dawning’s Art. You can also schedule an online or in-person public or private painting party with a twist. Have Dawning’s Art come to your location or...

1500 Oster Road
Gearhart, OR

971-202-2146
Email us (dawning[at]dawningsart[dot]com)

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North Coast

Fort Stevens Fat Bike Route

Oregon’s north coast is where much of the beach action is for tourists. You’ve got rugged headlands here, wide-open expanses of sand there, fun beach towns all along the way – and a state population base centered in Portland and...

Gearhart, OR

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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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