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  1. COVID Travel FAQ

    Posted by OCVA / September 11, 2020

      Oregon’s windswept dunes have been around for more than 100,000 years and will be waiting for you on your next visit. So will the other coastal favorites your family has treasured for generations: the tide pools and beaches, candy shops and oceanfront picnic spots. Whenever you’re ready to travel, here are the answers to your most commonly asked questions about visiting the Oregon Coast…

  2. 10 Road-Trip Essentials Everyone Must Know

    Posted by OCVA / September 3, 2020

    Whenever it’s safe to travel, the Oregon Coast’s 363 miles of public beaches will be here waiting for you. So will the sunrises and sunsets, the scenic trails and wildlife-filled estuaries. Before you make plans to travel, here are your top tips for a great trip.  Be informed. Check Oregon’s updated wildfire map before you head out for any closures and detours, and take extra…

  3. Fall Wellness Weekend at the Coast

    Posted by OCVA / August 24, 2020

    If you’ve ever felt like the ocean has healing powers, you’re not mistaken. The roar of the surf, blue horizon and heart-melting sunsets on the Oregon Coast are a balm for the soul, and sometimes a getaway is just what you need. Pack up the bags and head out in the fall, when towns and beaches are less crowded and the temperatures are still mild…

  4. Guide to Paddling on the Coast

    Posted by OCVA / August 24, 2020

    Whether it’s cruising through hidden coves in the ocean or paddling around a tranquil lake or estuary, you’ll get a chance to see wildlife and natural scenery that you just can’t find on land.  Before you set out to navigate Oregon’s coastal waterways, it’s important to read up on and follow these top water-safety guidelines so you and fellow paddlers get the most out of…

  5. 5 Ways to Have Fun Social Distancing on the South Coast

    Posted by OCVA / August 24, 2020

    Southern Oregon’s sea-stacked coastline will beguile you. Its beaches are never crowded. And as the tide recedes, dimpled patterns left in the sand invite you to wrinkle them up with your toes. The river mouths and estuaries play host to favorite pastimes, and the trails that work their way across the varied landscapes will rejuvenate your soul. Read on for these top ways to sift…

  6. Where to Find Fresh Produce and Fish on the Oregon Coast

    Posted by OCVA / July 29, 2020

      Editor’s note: Note that masks are required at farmers markets and in indoor public spaces in Oregon. Check business hours and protocols before visiting.  As the warm season settles in at the Oregon Coast, balmy weather sets the scene for outdoor recreation — and shopping at local farmers markets. Salty sea breeze mixes with enticingly sweet desserts and elegant flowers. Bright-red tomatoes and bushels…

  7. How to Support Oregon Coast Businesses From Home

    Posted by OCVA / April 28, 2020

    In this time of social distancing, Oregon Coast businesses are doing all they can to keep everyone safe. In some cases, that’s meant temporarily closing their doors; in other cases, it’s meant changing the way that they do business.  To ensure that our Oregon Coast businesses weather this storm, please consider supporting them from afar. Here are four things that you can do to help.…

  8. Visit the Oregon Coast Virtually

    Posted by OCVA / April 28, 2020

    Thank you for honoring Governor Kate Brown’s executive order to stay at home to contain the spread of the COVID-19 virus. It’s the best way to keep you and our coastal communities safe. When this outbreak has passed, we’ll be here to welcome you back with open arms. In the meantime, we don’t want you to suffer from Oregon Coast withdrawal. Here’s a collection of…

  9. Starring the Oregon Coast

    Posted by OCVA / April 28, 2020

    With the call to stay home during the COVID-19 outbreak, you may find yourself missing the Oregon Coast’s salt-licked air and windswept vistas. You’ve also likely found yourself with a shrinking watch list as you catch up on TV shows and movies. Fortunately, directors have been drawn to these shores for years and have featured the Oregon Coast on the big and small screen. Here…