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

Central Coast

W. B. Nelson State Recreation Site

W.B. Nelson provides a small freshwater lake and fishing dock. Bass and stocked pan-sized trout are the most common fish. The area is known for abundant waterfowl. Adjacent to the Alsea River, there's a scenic wetland area.

Waldport, OR

541-867-7451

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

Central Coast

Alsea Bay Historic Interpretive Center

The Historic Alsea Bay Bridge Interpretive Center in Waldport was constructed by the Oregon Department of Transportation as part of the bridge replacement project. It’s operated by the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department with help from the Waldport Chamber of...

Waldport, OR

541-563-2133

Central Coast

Waldport Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center

With the local motto, “where the forest meets the sea,” you’ll enjoy miles of sandy ocean beaches, forest roads, hiking trails, wilderness areas and an ever-changing picturesque bay. Waldport is the ideal choice for beach lovers, families looking for a...

320 NW Hwy 101
Waldport, OR

541-563-2133

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...

115 SW Highway 101
Waldport, OR

Travel Guides

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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Travel Guides

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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5 Ways to Have Fun Social Distancing on the South Coast

Southern Oregon’s sea-stacked coastline will beguile you. Its beaches are never crowded. And as the tide recedes, dimpled patterns left in the sand invite you to wrinkle them up with your toes. The river mouths and estuaries play host to...
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Where to Find Fresh Produce and Fish on the Oregon Coast

Editor’s note: Note that masks are required at farmers markets and in indoor public spaces in Oregon. Check business hours and protocols before visiting. As the warm season settles in at the Oregon Coast, balmy weather sets the scene for...
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Bandon Dunes Unveils Sheep Ranch Golf Course

World-renowned Bandon Dunes Golf Resort is Oregon’s most-lauded golf experience with authentic Scottish-links-style play, set along a spectacular stretch of Pacific coastline. With its four celebrated 18-hole courses — Bandon Dunes, Bandon Trails, Pacific Dunes and Old Macdonald –– all...
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