Things to Do in Waldport, 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

Governor Patterson Memorial State Recreation Site

Governor Patterson State Park is a beachcomber's delight … miles of flat, sandy beach and just a short hike from the mouth of Alsea Bay where you can windsurf, crab, or just watch the seals. Excellent whale and storm watching....

Waldport, OR

541-867-7451

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Central Coast

Peterson Fishing Guide Service

David Peterson offers guided fishing adventures for Salmon, Steelhead, Bottom Fish and Crabbing guided trips on the Central Oregon Coast with an emphasis on the Siletz River, the Alsea River, the Nestucca River and the Yaquina River. 

Waldport, OR

(541) 272-7073
Email us (dapeters1964[at]gmail[dot]com)

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Central Coast

Driftwood Beach State Recreation Site

Driftwood Beach State Wayside provides access to the ocean and picnic facilities scattered among the shore pine. The area offers a wide, flat, sandy beach. A great place for beachcombing and enjoying beautiful sunsets.

Waldport, OR

541-867-7451

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Central Coast

Bader Fine Art Gallery

Donna Bader has created a new gallery in Waldport featuring her exquisite photography and work from other artists throughout Lincoln County. Come in and browse, tour the two story gallery, chat with Donna and meet other local artists. The gallery...

120 NW Highway 101
Waldport, OR

541-897-8995
Email us (donna[at]donnabader[dot]com)

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Central Coast

Historic Alsea Bay Bridge Interpretive Center & Waldport Museum

The Historic Alsea Bay Bridge Interpretive Center in Waldport was constructed by the Oregon Department of Transportation as part of the bridge replacement project and is also the home of The Waldport Heritage Museum (opened in July 2021). Experience the...

320 NW Hwy 101
Waldport, OR

541-563-3500
Email us (waldportmuseum[at]peak[dot]org)

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Central Coast

Green Bike Co-op

The Green Bike Co-op is a community bike program that provides bikes for anyone in the town of Waldport who needs two-wheeled transportation. It’s located on Highway 101, across from the C&K Market.Visitors are welcome to use work stands, tools...

320 NE Grant Street
Waldport, OR

541-563-7328

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Great Mountain Biking on the Oregon Coast

Imagine carving a graceful turn as the smell of salt air fills your nostrils. Or dropping in to a perfect break with no one in sight. No, we’re not talking surfing here — this is mountain biking on the Oregon Coast. Over the past decade, new trail systems have been popping up along the Coast and might just be the state’s best-kept secret for mountain biking enthusiasts.
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The Science of Sand

Next to majestic sea stacks and awe-inspiring surf, sand might not be the most obvious marvel of the Oregon Coast. Without those humble little granules, though, there would be no sandcastles, no writing your name on the beach and no sinking your toes into warm softness on a dune hike. Here’s a crash course on how sand comes and goes, who lives in this special habitat, and how we can help protect it.
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Ship Watching in Astoria

Most visitors to Astoria arrive from the east or south. It’s the most northwestern city in Oregon, after all, situated on the south bank of the Columbia River where it meets the roiling Pacific Ocean. But a few special visitors to Astoria actually arrive from the west, and some of them haven’t seen land in nearly two weeks.
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5 Winter Forest Walks on the Oregon Coast

There is something invigorating about a walk through a coastal Oregon forest at the start of the new year — swollen creeks and thundering falls; deep, mossy greens; towering, swaying trees. Underfoot could be banana slugs, newts and mushrooms; above, the occasional bald eagle or osprey sailing by. One can’t help but be energized and refreshed, ready to embark on another year with a new commitment to getting out amidst all the splendor this corner of the world has to offer.
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Snuggle Up With a Great Book on the Coast

Short days and crisp weather create the perfect environment for cozying up with a good book, and the Oregon Coast is a great place to do it. We asked Charlie J. Stephens — owner of Port Orford’s Sea Wolf Books & Community Writing Center — for their recommendations of what and where to read on the Coast this winter. Here are some favorites to check out on your next coastal vacation.
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Tide Pooling With an Expert at Cape Perpetua

Discover the wild and wonderful world of Oregon’s intertidal zones. Full of mystery, the intertidal zone on the Oregon Coast is brimming with colorful marine life. During low tide, a captivating cosmos is revealed — guides can help you explore...
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