Newsletter - Oregon Coast Visitors Association


  1. Pedal-Powered Exploring Around Port Orford

    Posted by The Oregon Coast / September 28, 2015

    Launched in 2005 and unique in the United States, Oregon’s Scenic Bikeway program mixes culture, jaw-dropping scenery and wonderful cycling for an unforgettable pedaling experience. The newest addition to this trail system is the Wild Rivers Coast Scenic Bikeway. Anchored in the quaint fishing town of Port Orford, this Bikeway offers 60 miles of moderate trails shaded by lush, old-growth forests. Scenery along the way…

  2. Destination Yachats: Small-town Charm

    Posted by The Oregon Coast / September 28, 2015

    Nestled where the forest meets the sea, Yachats (pronounced ya-hots) is a wee village with outsized charm. It’s where you’ll find some of the best bites on the Coast, miles of trails, scenic vistas, marine gardens and more to keep you busy during a relaxing weekend stay. For such a small town, Yachats (pop. 690) boasts a surprising number of eateries. Follow the locals to…

  3. Six Classic North Coast Bookshops

    Posted by The Oregon Coast / September 28, 2015

    Whether you seek breezy page-turners or engrossing books meant for stormy weekends, we’ve selected a handful of our favorite booksellers (listed according to location, north to south) on the North Coast that will please even the most discerning bookworms. Godfather’s Books (Astoria) A comprehensive selection of new and used books, a funky atmosphere, and an in-house café make this a one-stop shop for an afternoon…

  4. Destination Pacific City: The Secret Coast

    Posted by OCVA / July 27, 2015

    Located just 25 miles southwest of Tillamook on Highway 131, Pacific City is a sleepy little beach town in the heart of the Three Capes Scenic Loop. This hidden gem on the North Coast is home to fewer than 1,100 full-time residents, which makes it a wonderful getaway. With a wide, sandy beach, a lung-busting dune to climb, and the lesser-known Haystack Rock (locals refer…

  5. Sand Master Denny Dyke

    Posted by The Oregon Coast / July 27, 2015

    Visiting the beach for a long walk and spiritual rejuvenation is nothing new, but Coquille-based labyrinth artist Denny Dyke takes the idea to a new level, with his intricate sand drawings that have captivated locals and tourists alike. An ancient form of walkable art, labyrinths are twisting paths designed for meditative use. There is one way in and one way out. Simply walking the flowing…

  6. 10 Fresh Spots for Seafood on the Coast

    Posted by The Oregon Coast / July 27, 2015

    A trip to the beach wouldn’t be complete without fish and chips or clam chowder. But even better — how about bringing a taste of the Coast home? Or cooking it over your campfire or in your rental kitchen? We polled our Facebook friends to find out where to go for the freshest albacore, sweetest Dungeness crab and most succulent Yaquina Bay oysters. Check out…

  7. Yaquina Head – Outstanding in Every Way!

    Posted by The Oregon Coast / June 1, 2015

    Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area is one of Oregon’s most enduring attractions, and for good reason. The 100-acre park — just three miles north of Newport — features awesome natural beauty and fascinating history, as well as opportunities to observe the staggering diversity of wildlife on the Oregon Coast. The centerpiece of the park is Yaquina Head Lighthouse. When it opened in 1873, its 93-foot…

  8. Don’t Miss Summer Events

    Posted by The Oregon Coast / May 29, 2015

    Summer on the Oregon Coast is jammed with events celebrating everything from clams and tuna to dory fleets and wooden boats. Whether you plan to tap your toes at a music festival, take part in a fun run, or watch kites riding the breeze, be sure to mark your calendar for one (or more) of these fun events. Music The Siletz Bay Music Festival (June…

  9. Imagination Flies High at the Tillamook Air Museum

    Posted by The Oregon Coast / May 29, 2015

    Scanning the skies above the Oregon Coast during World War II, you were likely to spy a blimp overhead. Eight of these massive K-Series airships were stationed at Tillamook Bay to patrol the Pacific Northwest after the attack on Pearl Harbor. Today the decommissioned Tillamook Naval Air Station — which includes 35 of its original 70 buildings — is the site of  Tillamook Air Museum, housed…