Newsletter - Oregon Coast Visitors Association


  1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. Destination: Port Orford

    Posted by The Oregon Coast / May 29, 2015

    Port Orford lays claim to being the western-most city in the continental U.S., with Cape Blanco State Park (just north of town), even further west. There you’ll find spectacular views, massive windswept Sitka spruce, and the 1870 Cape Blanco Lighthouse; it’s the oldest working lighthouse on the Coast, and its light is visible 23 nautical miles out to sea. Here Oregon’s first female lighthouse keeper,…

  7. Rollin’ Rollin’ Rollin’ on the Oregon Dunes

    Posted by The Oregon Coast / March 30, 2015

    North America’s largest expanse of coastal sand dunes, the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, stretches more than 40 miles from Florence to Coos Bay. The magnificent wind-sculpted landscape, with some dunes towering more than 500 feet high, was formed through a geologic chain of events that started more than 12 million years ago. Over the centuries, waves, winds and tides have continued to shift the…

  8. Oregon State Parks: Jewels of the North Coast

    Posted by The Oregon Coast / March 30, 2015

    You may know that Oregon’s Coast is among the most breathtaking in the West, with beautiful state parks sparkling like jewels along its weathered shore, but did you know that all of it, every inch of the 363-mile coastline, is yours to explore? Thanks to the conservation foresight of state leaders like Samuel H. Boardman and Governors Oswald West and Tom McCall, Oregon’s beaches are…

  9. Golfing the Gems of the Oregon Coast

    Posted by The Oregon Coast / March 30, 2015

    If you’ve visited the Oregon Coast — with its 363 miles of awe-inspiring coastline, diverse wildlife and delightful food and drink — you’ll know why it’s one of The Seven Wonders of Oregon. And the Coast is home to one of Oregon’s Seven Golf Gems — the state’s best golf courses located near the Wonders. The gem of the Coast is the Bandon Dunes Golf Resort.…