Newsletter - Oregon Coast Visitors Association


  1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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.…

  4. 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…

  5. Spring Break Adventures Around Coos Bay

    Posted by OCVA / February 1, 2016

    With a trio of playful towns, scenic state parks and an amazing network of trails, the Coos Bay area is an ideal destination for family spring break adventures. Here are just a few great ideas for exploring the towns of North Bend, Charleston and Coos Bay, which have been rightfully dubbed “Oregon’s Adventure Coast.” Hikes & Walks Explore one or all three state parks, which…

  6. 5 Easy Ways to Explore Seaside

    Posted by The Oregon Coast / January 4, 2016

    It took Lewis and Clark 18 months and 4,000 miles to reach Seaside, which marks the official end of their famous cross-continental expedition. And since then, this charming town on Oregon’s North Coast has become much easier to explore, but no less exciting to discover. Come and indulge in an expansive selection of dining and shopping, stroll the miles of beaches, and take in the…

  7. Nine Coastal Brews to Drink This Winter

    Posted by The Oregon Coast / November 23, 2015

    Salty dogs and dockworkers know the best way to warm the bones on a chilly winter day is with a heady brew — think creamy stouts, dark ales and smoky porters. Fortunately, brewers from Astoria to Brookings are at the ready with seasonal offerings that fit the bill. Here, we highlight just a few wintery beers you won’t want to miss. Fort George Brewery +…

  8. An Artful Outing in Cannon Beach

    Posted by OCVA / November 23, 2015

    For a new twist on beachcombing, head to Cannon Beach for a wintery weekend of browsing and buying art. With more than a dozen galleries and a thriving arts center, Cannon Beach has been named one of “The 100 Best Art Towns in America” by author John Villani in his book of the same name. Many of the art galleries here are threaded along the…

  9. Winter Whale-Watching on the Coast

    Posted by The Oregon Coast / November 23, 2015

    Seeing one of the planet’s largest mammals – even from a distance – ranks among the most memorable and awe-inspiring experiences you can have on the Oregon Coast – or anywhere, for that matter. Early winter is a peak time for whale watching, as pods of gray whales migrate south after spending the summer feeding in the seas around Alaska. Nearly 20,000 whales pass through…