Newsletter - Oregon Coast Visitors Association


  1. Six Lesser-Known Wildlife Watching Spots

    Posted by OCVA / July 29, 2016

    A chance encounter with wildlife can be the most memorable part of any trip. Running into rabbits on a hike or seeing a family of deer or elk on the side of the road are a huge treat for kids and grownups alike. At the Oregon Coast, wildlife is everywhere — not just at visitor attractions that charge a fee for entry. Whale-watching and tide-pooling…

  2. Discover SOURCE, a Culinary Maker Space

    Posted by OCVA / July 29, 2016

    From oysters to olive oil to organic produce, visitors to Oregon’s North Coast now have a one-stop shop for many of their favorite hand-grown and handmade provisions. Earlier this year, a collective of 10 local craftsmen, fishermen and farmers opened a tiny retail shop in Garibaldi, right off Highway 101. It’s called SOURCE, and it’s become a hotspot for souvenir shopping, product sampling, take-and-go meals…

  3. Destination Bandon: South Coast Flavor

    Posted by OCVA / July 29, 2016

    Sure, Oregon is famous for its marionberries, but down on the South Coast, cranberries are king. Bandon (pop. 3,057) — a remote little city at the mouth of the Coquille River and Pacific Ocean, between Coos Bay and Port Orford — has been called the cranberry capital of the West Coast, if not the world, and every fall visitors find out why. The town will…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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”…

  9. 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…