Newsletter - Oregon Coast Visitors Association


  1. Destination Gold Beach — October’s Sunny Spot

    Posted by The Oregon Coast / September 16, 2013

    On the Southern Oregon Coast, summery weather can stretch through October, so now’s the perfect time to explore Gold Beach. Named for the gold rush that drew prospectors in the 1880s, Gold Beach is the coastal gateway to the Wild and Scenic Rogue River and offers miles of unspoiled, wind-swept beaches. Running River: Experience the Rogue and catch a glimpse of eagles, otters, bears and…

  2. Get Off Your Beach Chair and Hike the North Coast

    Posted by The Oregon Coast / August 8, 2013

    Tired of lounging on the beach? Want to stretch your legs and take in some stunning views? Explore the wild side of the Oregon Coast with a seaside hike, where temperate weather and offshore breezes will keep you cool, even when you’re trekking.     Ecola State Park to Indian Beach (3 miles round trip, easy): Simply put, Ecola State Park is one of the…

  3. Toledo — The Coast’s Sunny Little Secret

    Posted by The Oregon Coast / August 8, 2013

    Let’s be honest. The Oregon Coast can get downright foggy. But here’s the best kept secret of the Central Coast: Seven miles upriver from Newport along U.S. 20 is the town of Toledo (pop. 3,458). Toledo is far enough inland to boast clear skies when the beach is socked in. Summer temperatures here can register 10 to 15 degrees warmer than those at the Coast.…

  4. Bandon Tastes Like Cheese Again!

    Posted by The Oregon Coast / July 31, 2013

    The mere mention of Bandon once conjured an image of cheese. The Bandon Cheese Factory on Highway 101 was a regional landmark, a tourist mainstay and a point of pride for the town. That all ended a decade ago when the old factory changed hands and was eventually demolished. Now, thanks to a partnership between the city and private investors, Face Rock Creamery has risen on…


    Posted by OCVA / September 27, 2012

    No, your eyes aren’t playing tricks on you. That new page on the calendar really does say “October,” the month when daylight grows sparse, autumnal air curls the leaves and pint-sized apparitions appear at the doorway, demanding donations of candy. But don’t be spooked; here on The People’s Coast, the weather is still glorious, the fall foliage only serves to brighten our outlook and this…


    Posted by OCVA / August 30, 2012

    If the world of late seems too much with you, maybe it’s time you stepped away from your world and waded into ours: Get up off the couch and soar through the air with High Life Adventures Zip-line Tours in Warrenton. Walk out of the cubicle and join the 5th Annual Pride Festival in Lincoln City. Say “ciao” to the fast food and chow down…


    Posted by OCVA / August 2, 2012

    Summer’s in full swing here on The People’s Coast, and at this point in time maybe you’re starting to wonder if you’ve spent nearly enough time experiencing firsthand the wonders of our great Pacific Coast. Well, let’s see if we can help spur you into action. From horseback beach rides and kayak tours to seafood feasts and pirate fetes, we’re bursting at the seams with…


    Posted by OCVA / June 28, 2012

    What better place to celebrate our collective independence than on the glorious, publicly owned shores of The People’s Coast? We’ve got free spirits and free outdoor concerts. Celestial displays and community parades. Free-wheeling bicycle tours and kayaking treasure hunts. Horseback beach rides and independent flights of fancy. So feel free to grab your Yankee Doodle Sweetheart and celebrate our independence with the party of your…


    Posted by OCVA / May 31, 2012

      Admit it: You’re just itching to free your feet from those too-tight shoes, make your way to the beach, and wiggle your toes in the sparkly effervescence of the Pacific. Well, cheers, ladies and gents, because June is Fun on the Beach month on The People’s Coast. From sand-sculpting lessons to paddle-boarding rodeos, we’ve got the wiggle room to pop any corked-up cork! So…