Newsletter - Oregon Coast Visitors Association


  1. Holiday Lights and Other Don’t-Miss Events on the Coast

    Posted by OCVA / August 27, 2019

    Young or old, who isn’t enchanted by thousands of twinkling lights in the shape of animated orcas, leaping frogs, herons, seals and dozens of other creatures in an undersea garden? More than 50,000 visitors flock to Oregon’s South Coast each year to see the Holiday Lights at Shore Acres State Park (Nov. 28-Dec. 31) in Charleston, one of the biggest and longest-running events on the…

  2. Top Cool Treats on the Coast

    Posted by OCVA / July 9, 2019

    Whether you’ve been on the road all day, on the water, on the sand or in the forest, we all need to cool down and quench our thirst in the summer heat. Where to go for refreshment? We’ve done the homework for you and have these top spots for icy summertime treats to try next time you’re exploring the Oregon Coast.  A favorite by visitors…

  3. How to Catch Your Dinner on the Coast

    Posted by OCVA / July 9, 2019

    Catching your own fresh seafood on the Oregon Coast is a rite of passage anytime of year, but in the warmer months it’s a bit more accessible — with crabbing, clamming and fishing opportunities for all experience levels at your fingertips. If you haven’t tried it before, these long summer days will give you all the time you need. Here’s how to get started catching…

  4. Spend a Night at These Lesser-Known Coastal Lodgings

    Posted by OCVA / July 1, 2019

    The oceans and mountains, rivers and lakes along the Oregon Coast range are magical places to wake up every morning on vacation. But have you ever dreamed of sleeping in a working lighthouse, on a houseboat, at the base of an epic peak or at a secluded riverside tree perch?  How about a tiny house, a farm retreat and a B&B so close to the…

  5. Explore These Hidden Coastal Trails

    Posted by OCVA / May 3, 2019

    Most of us hit the trail on the Coast for the exercise, as well as the stunning scenery and fresh ocean air. Many are also in search of solace — a quieter retreat from the hustle and bustle of life, free from city noises and especially crowds. These lesser-known spots are up and down the Coast and ripe for exploring, if you know where to…

  6. Newest Eats on the Coast

    Posted by OCVA / May 3, 2019

    There’s one thing for certain about playing at the Coast — you’re sure to work up an appetite. Luckily, there’s an abundance of excellent dining options to choose from — whether it be a juicy burger and a pint, fish and chips, chowder or a locally sourced farm-to-table meal with killer views. In case you think you’ve tried everything on the Coast, think again: We’ve…

  7. Must-Do Summer Events

    Posted by OCVA / May 3, 2019

    You’ve got surf, sun and 363 miles of public coastline — what more could you need for a quick summer trip to the Oregon Coast? How about a festival? Whether it’s kite-flying or chainsaw carving, dory boating or beer tasting, a diverse cross-section of visitors come together for these family-friendly events hosted by the Coast’s small-town communities all summer long. Here are a dozen worth…

  8. Stop Here for Fun from Southern Oregon to the Coast

    Posted by OCVA / April 24, 2019

      Driving to the South Coast from Roseburg and other cities along I-5 means you get to travel on Oregon Route 42, which leads to Bandon, or Oregon Route 38, which leads to Reedsport. This latter 66-mile corridor, also known as the Umpqua River Scenic Byway, is unendingly scenic, nestled between the dense Coast range forests and alongside the clear-flowing Umpqua River. Both routes are…

  9. Order your 2019-2020 Oregon Coast Visitor Guide Now

    Posted by OCVA / April 23, 2019

    Are you ready to spot whales and seabirds, hike with your kids and pups, enjoy fresh chowder and craft beer with a view and linger over s’mores from your beachside campfire at night? The Oregon Coast is ready for you as you plan your adventures this summer and all year long. The 2019-2020 Oregon Coast Visitor Guide makes it easy to find practical information like…