Newsletter - Oregon Coast Visitors Association


  1. 5 Incredible Fall Hikes on Oregon’s South Coast: Find Riches on These These Trails Less Traveled

    Posted by OCVA / September 27, 2016

    There’s a whole lot of coastline out here, and it’s ripe for exploring on foot this fall — when the air is clean and crisp and the crowds of summer have gone. Specifically, there’s 101 miles of rugged coastline between Reedsport and Brookings on Oregon’s South Coast, dubbed the Wild Rivers Coast because of the pristine nature of the Umpqua, Coquille, Rogue and Chetco rivers…

  2. Go Clamming and Foraging Around Astoria

    Posted by OCVA / September 15, 2016

    Food is never fresher than when it comes personally harvested straight from the source, and autumn on Oregon’s North Coast offers opportunities from both the forest and the beach. Ninety-five-percent of all of Oregon’s clams can be found on the sandy shores of Clatsop County, between the city of Seaside and the Columbia River. “The long, broad and flat beaches are really good habitat,” says…

  3. Thousands of Volunteers Clean Up Oregon’s Beaches

    Posted by OCVA / September 15, 2016

    This year, 2016, marks the 33rd time thousands of volunteers will gather on Oregon’s beaches to give our cherished coastline a serious housecleaning with the annual SOLVE Beach & Riverside Cleanup. Volunteers can pitch in to help at 46 beach sites from Fort Stevens to Brookings, but few sites are as popular as one North Coast beach town. “Seaside has been a very popular site…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…