Newsletter - Oregon Coast Visitors Association


  1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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. …

  4. How to Support Oregon Coast Businesses From Home

    Posted by OCVA / April 28, 2020

    In this time of social distancing, Oregon Coast businesses are doing all they can to keep everyone safe. In some cases, that’s meant temporarily closing their doors; in other cases, it’s meant changing the way that they do business.  To ensure that our Oregon Coast businesses weather this storm, please consider supporting them from afar. Here are four things that you can do to help.…

  5. Visit the Oregon Coast Virtually

    Posted by OCVA / April 28, 2020

    Thank you for honoring Governor Kate Brown’s executive order to stay at home to contain the spread of the COVID-19 virus. It’s the best way to keep you and our coastal communities safe. When this outbreak has passed, we’ll be here to welcome you back with open arms. In the meantime, we don’t want you to suffer from Oregon Coast withdrawal. Here’s a collection of…

  6. Starring the Oregon Coast

    Posted by OCVA / April 28, 2020

    With the call to stay home during the COVID-19 outbreak, you may find yourself missing the Oregon Coast’s salt-licked air and windswept vistas. You’ve also likely found yourself with a shrinking watch list as you catch up on TV shows and movies. Fortunately, directors have been drawn to these shores for years and have featured the Oregon Coast on the big and small screen. Here…

  7. Taste Your Way Down the Coast Chowder Trail

    Posted by The Oregon Coast / February 25, 2020

        What is it about the magical combination of clams, milk and potatoes? If you’ve ever lingered over a hot, steaming bowl of clam chowder while visiting the Oregon Coast, you know it’s a bit of hearty heaven. With many spots claiming to serve the best chowder on the Coast, here are our highly unscientific but totally delicious findings.   North Coast Both newcomers…

  8. North Coast Waterfall Hikes

    Posted by OCVA / January 6, 2020

    Waterfalls are magical in any season, but visiting in winter is especially invigorating because you get to experience the sights and sounds of these coastal forests in all of Mother Nature’s glory. It may be chilly and wet, and the trails may be a little slippery — but the payoff is usually worth the trek, and waterfalls are more robust after heavy rainfall. Winter is…

  9. Destination: Depoe Bay

    Posted by OCVA / January 6, 2020

    There’s something exhilarating about looking out into the ocean and seeing a spout from a gray whale’s blow hole for the first time — or the hundredth. Whale watching is a rite of passage on the Oregon Coast, and Oregon State Parks’ Whale Watching Center in downtown Depoe Bay is at the heart of it all. Set to reopen after a major redesign and expansion…