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  1. 10 Road-Trip Essentials Everyone Must Know

    Posted by OCVA / September 3, 2020

    Whenever it’s safe to travel, the Oregon Coast’s 363 miles of public beaches will be here waiting for you. So will the sunrises and sunsets, the scenic trails and wildlife-filled estuaries. Before you make plans to travel, here are your top tips for a great trip.  Be informed. Check Oregon’s updated wildfire map before you head out for any closures and detours, and take extra…

  2. Outstanding Places to Stay on the Coast

    Posted by OCVA / June 29, 2020

    When leisure travel is allowed again, Oregon’s coastal communities are ready to welcome you back to their spectacular oceanfront resorts, charming beachside cottages and family-friendly spaces for all budgets. Visitors can have peace of mind, too, knowing that all have updated their COVID-19 cleaning protocols according to state mandates to ensure a safe experience for all. This includes everything from deep-cleaning between parties to limiting…

  3. Bandon Dunes Unveils Sheep Ranch Golf Course

    Posted by OCVA / June 29, 2020

    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 ranked among Golfweek’s 2019 Best Courses You Can Play, you may be shocked to discover that the golf resort has even more to offer. Newly…

  4. How to Enjoy the Coastal Outdoors Safely

    Posted by OCVA / June 29, 2020

    If you’ve been dreaming of wide-open beaches, old-growth trails and magnificent sunsets lately, you’re not alone. Oregon’s coastal communities are slowly reopening to visitors, but in order for everyone to stay safe and healthy, visitors are asked to follow all guidance from Gov. Kate Brown when traveling, including wearing masks in public indoor spaces. Here’s how to enjoy the outdoors safely on the Oregon Coast. …

  5. Don’t-Miss Spring Events

    Posted by OCVA / February 28, 2020

    Hello, blue skies, warmer temps and rain-kissed trails! Springtime is a time of renewal and celebration on the Coast, so grab your kites and your boots, and get ready for your next getaway. Here are some favorite springtime events in March, April and May to build your trip around.

  6. Your Central Oregon Coast Camping Adventures Await

    Posted by OCVA / September 5, 2018

    The kids are back in school and the weather is mild with a crispness just starting to creep into the air, which makes autumn the perfect time to snag a primo campsite on the Coast. Just a few-hour drive from Portland, the Willamette Valley or Southern Oregon, the Central Coast is a lovely spot to make your camping homebase, with a bounty of adventures that…

  7. Wine, Art, and Jazz Festival Returns to Florence

    Posted by OCVA / March 21, 2018

    Seven national-caliber jazz acts will complement 12 Oregon wineries and an invitational juried art show and sale, to lure aficionados of discerning tastes to Florence, Oregon, for FlorenceFest ’18. The two-day event takes place at the Florence Events Center from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday, April 27, and noon to 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 28. Pre-event tickets are $20 for Friday, $25 for Saturday,…

  8. Take Care of the Coast at the SOLVE Spring Oregon Beach Cleanup, March 24

    Posted by OCVA / February 16, 2018

    Portland, Ore., February 6, 2018 – Kick off the spring season with SOLVE on Saturday, March 24! Oregonians will mobilize along the entire Oregon coast to remove tens of thousands of pounds of litter and marine debris washed in from winter storms. Presented by AAA Oregon, the SOLVE Spring Oregon Beach Cleanup welcomes families, schools, business groups, and volunteers of all ages to join together in…

  9. Newport Seafood & Wine Festival, February 22-25

    Posted by OCVA / February 16, 2018

    (Newport, Oregon) – The largest winter festival of the Oregon coast returns February 22 – 25 with the Newport Seafood and Wine Festival, happening in the South Beach area of Yaquina Bay. The central coast town swells with nearly 25,000 attendees during these four days while the festival injects two million dollars into the local economy. Beyond that, it’s the main fundraiser for a variety…