Newsletter - Oregon Coast Visitors Association


  1. Six Scenic Spots for a Waterfront Picnic

    Posted by OCVA / May 24, 2016

    What makes a great waterfront picnic spot? Let’s start with the basics: A table, if you don’t like sand in your food. And a view — of water, of course, but also with an element of the unexpected, where you can see eye-catching rock formations or bridges or harbors from a different perspective. Here are six scenic spots for a DIY picnic along the Oregon…

  2. Paddling Adventures on the South Coast

    Posted by OCVA / May 24, 2016

    Sometimes you just want to relax in a kayak, slowly paddle and soak up the beauty as the world drifts by. Other times you’re looking for a rush — catching a swell or maneuvering down a Class IV rapid. With miles of pristine coastline, rivers, bays and estuaries, there’s a waterway and an outfitter on Oregon’s South Coast for the biggest adrenaline junkies as well as the solace-seeking nature…

  3. Eight Irresistible Sweet Treats in Seaside

    Posted by The Oregon Coast / May 3, 2016

    Perhaps you spent the morning kayaking along the Necanicum River or hiking to Tillamook Head, and now you’re hankering for a sweet reward. Or maybe for you the very notion of vacationing at the beach provides the perfect excuse to treat yourself to some of the iconic dessert fare that has been a fixture in Seaside for generations. Oregon’s original ocean resort town might just…

  4. A Creative Weekend in Cannon Beach

    Posted by The Oregon Coast / May 3, 2016

    It’s hard to say which happened first: did the artistic-minded visitors flock to Cannon Beach for the dazzling coastal scenery, or did the scenic vistas of Haystock Rock, Crescent Beach at Ecola, and Arch Cape inspire otherwise ordinary travelers to pick up a paintbrush or sit at a pottery wheel and start producing first-rate artwork? Whatever the order of things, Cannon Beach has become one…

  5. Secrets of Shipwrecks on the Oregon Coast

    Posted by The Oregon Coast / March 28, 2016

    For hundreds of years, steamers, schooners, square-riggers, freighters and tugs — vessels of every stripe and from all over the globe — have met their fate off the Oregon Coast. Some are buried in the depths, never to be found, while the tangled remains of others are heaving from the sands. To learn more about what wrecks can teach us, head to “Secrets of Shipwrecks”…

  6. Nine ADA-Accessible Adventures

    Posted by The Oregon Coast / March 28, 2016

    The Oregon Coast’s rugged beauty is part of what makes it so alluring. That might make you think it’s difficult to navigate for those with mobility issues. And it’s true, many stunning hikes and secluded beaches can be challenging for experienced hikers without careful planning. But don’t fret: the People’s Coast welcomes everyone, regardless of physical ability or mobility concerns. We’ve pulled together a list…

  7. Get Outdoors in Warrenton

    Posted by The Oregon Coast / March 28, 2016

    Located between Astoria and Seaside, the lesser-known city of Warrenton sometimes gets overlooked. But with rich history and countless outdoor activities, it’s truly a destination unto itself, one that’s perfectly suited for active families. Here, we highlight top attractions that’ll make for a lively Warrenton getaway. The sprawling Lewis & Clark National Historical Park includes Fort Clatsop, the winter encampment of Lewis & Clark’s Corps…

  8. Destination: The Charm of Old Town Florence

    Posted by The Oregon Coast / February 1, 2016

    A 1900s fishing village at the mouth of the Siuslaw River, Florence makes a great base for exploring the top sights on the Central Coast: the vast Oregon Dunes, the historic Heceta Head Lighthouse and the world-famous Sea Lion Caves, just to name a few. But with a picturesque and walkable riverfront, cozy cafes, galleries and shops, Old Town Florence is a destination unto itself.…

  9. The Little-Known History of Oregon’s Coastal Bridges

    Posted by The Oregon Coast / February 1, 2016

    It’s impossible to drive along the Oregon Coast Highway without noticing the bridges. Their graceful arches and decorative flourishes are nearly as awe-inspiring as the natural scenery. But did you know they are mostly the work of one man? Conde B. McCullough was the state bridge engineer from 1919 to 1935, overseeing the construction of numerous spans, including many iconic bridges on the Coast. After…