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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Tide Pooling With an Expert at Cape Perpetua

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Hike and Chill on the Oregon Coast Trail

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