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  1. Holiday Lights and Other Don’t-Miss Events on the Coast

    Posted by OCVA / August 27, 2019

    Young or old, who isn’t enchanted by thousands of twinkling lights in the shape of animated orcas, leaping frogs, herons, seals and dozens of other creatures in an undersea garden? More than 50,000 visitors flock to Oregon’s South Coast each year to see the Holiday Lights at Shore Acres State Park (Nov. 28-Dec. 31) in Charleston, one of the biggest and longest-running events on the…

  2. Yurts to Glamp in this Season

    Posted by OCVA / August 27, 2019

    The kids are back at school and the campgrounds are finally quiet. It’s a great time to book a yurt, which makes for an easy and comfy (not to mention affordable) rest after a day of fresh coastal air. If you haven’t yet stayed in a yurt, you’re in for a treat. Heat, electricity and a sturdy sunroof over your head (that lets the pitter…

  3. Cool Season Indoor Fun on the Coast

    Posted by OCVA / August 27, 2019

    Fall on the Oregon Coast is a special time, as the cooler days and crisp evenings bring more active wildlife and peace and tranquility to popular beaches and trails. You can dine at your favorite restaurant without a long wait; and find parking and book a campsite that may otherwise be challenging in summer. You may even get some glorious sunshine during the fall and…

  4. Top Cool Treats on the Coast

    Posted by OCVA / July 9, 2019

    Whether you’ve been on the road all day, on the water, on the sand or in the forest, we all need to cool down and quench our thirst in the summer heat. Where to go for refreshment? We’ve done the homework for you and have these top spots for icy summertime treats to try next time you’re exploring the Oregon Coast.  A favorite by visitors…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…