Newsletter - Oregon Coast Visitors Association


  1. How to Catch Your Dinner on the Coast

    Posted by OCVA / July 9, 2019

    Catching your own fresh seafood on the Oregon Coast is a rite of passage anytime of year, but in the warmer months it’s a bit more accessible — with crabbing, clamming and fishing opportunities for all experience levels at your fingertips. If you haven’t tried it before, these long summer days will give you all the time you need. Here’s how to get started catching…

  2. Spend a Night at These Lesser-Known Coastal Lodgings

    Posted by OCVA / July 1, 2019

    The oceans and mountains, rivers and lakes along the Oregon Coast range are magical places to wake up every morning on vacation. But have you ever dreamed of sleeping in a working lighthouse, on a houseboat, at the base of an epic peak or at a secluded riverside tree perch?  How about a tiny house, a farm retreat and a B&B so close to the…

  3. Explore These Hidden Coastal Trails

    Posted by OCVA / May 3, 2019

    Most of us hit the trail on the Coast for the exercise, as well as the stunning scenery and fresh ocean air. Many are also in search of solace — a quieter retreat from the hustle and bustle of life, free from city noises and especially crowds. These lesser-known spots are up and down the Coast and ripe for exploring, if you know where to…

  4. Newest Eats on the Coast

    Posted by OCVA / May 3, 2019

    There’s one thing for certain about playing at the Coast — you’re sure to work up an appetite. Luckily, there’s an abundance of excellent dining options to choose from — whether it be a juicy burger and a pint, fish and chips, chowder or a locally sourced farm-to-table meal with killer views. In case you think you’ve tried everything on the Coast, think again: We’ve…

  5. Must-Do Summer Events

    Posted by OCVA / May 3, 2019

    You’ve got surf, sun and 363 miles of public coastline — what more could you need for a quick summer trip to the Oregon Coast? How about a festival? Whether it’s kite-flying or chainsaw carving, dory boating or beer tasting, a diverse cross-section of visitors come together for these family-friendly events hosted by the Coast’s small-town communities all summer long. Here are a dozen worth…

  6. Stop Here for Fun from Southern Oregon to the Coast

    Posted by OCVA / April 24, 2019

      Driving to the South Coast from Roseburg and other cities along I-5 means you get to travel on Oregon Route 42, which leads to Bandon, or Oregon Route 38, which leads to Reedsport. This latter 66-mile corridor, also known as the Umpqua River Scenic Byway, is unendingly scenic, nestled between the dense Coast range forests and alongside the clear-flowing Umpqua River. Both routes are…

  7. Pack Your Oregon Coast Picnic

    Posted by OCVA / April 23, 2019

    Oregonians love to eat local, especially when it comes to the bounty of fresh-baked breads, artisan meats and cheeses, sweets and handcrafted beverages on the Coast. But often it’s way more fun to curate and pack your own homegrown picnic instead, and tote it to the beach, the campground, the bike trails or the mountain. Luckily, there are more than a dozen farmers markets up…

  8. Plan Your Ultimate Summer Road Trip on the Oregon Coast

    Posted by OCVA / April 23, 2019

      Few highways capture the traveler’s imagination like U.S. Route 101, which spans all 363 enchanting miles of the Oregon Coast and winds through its storied towns and cities. The Pacific Coast Scenic Byway, as it’s known, was designated an All-American Road in 2002, and it’s easy to wax poetic about its awe-inspiring highlights: secluded beaches open to everyone by law, coastal mountains forested with…

  9. Ecola Seafoods Rises Again

    Posted by OCVA / March 5, 2019

    Jay and Cindy Beckman knew that they had built a restaurant that was beloved by their community of 25 years. But they didn’t know how important that community was until the morning of July 21, 2018, when their family-run restaurant burst into flames. “It was awful,” says Cindy Beckman, who co-owns Ecola Seafoods Restaurant & Market in downtown Cannon Beach. The iconic spot is known…