A bluff surrounded by forest and sea

Cape Meares is a sleepy village by the ocean, tucked between a lake and the large bluff of Cape Meares. Surrounded by forest and sea, the area around the town is steeped in tales from the past.

Outside of town in Cape Meares State Park, the compact lighthouse sits on a soaring promontory over the ocean with amazing views for watching both whales and seabirds. Street names pay homage to the now-vanished town of Bayocean, once located on the nearby hiking spot at Bayocean Spit, which became a ghost town and washed into the sea. The surrounding Sitka Spruce forest contains towering trees, as well as the bizarre “Octopus tree.” As day fades, walk the beach, build a campfire, and tell your own stories.

Featured Activities

Travel Guides

Lighthouses

Of the nine original lighthouses on the Oregon Coast, seven are open to the public and most are still active. If you time it right, you’ll get to go inside, take a tour, maybe go up the stairs to the...
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Travel Guides

Whale Watching

Whale watching is a year-round activity on the Oregon Coast with gray whales by far the most commonly seen. Whale watching is not difficult, but a few tips make it easier. Any location with an ocean view may yield whale...
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Travel Guides

The Tillamook Bay Heritage Route

Perhaps best known for its ice cream and cheese, Tillamook Bay is Oregon’s second largest and most accessible bay in the state. Encompassing nearly 600 miles of watershed, there is a vast array of activities here for the intrepid coastal explorer. For visitors looking for a complete historical, cultural, and outdoors experience, the Tillamook Heritage Route provides an all-encompassing overview of what this special region has to offer.

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Travel Guides

5 Easy Hikes on the Oregon Coast Trail

If long walks on the beach are your thing, exploring the Oregon Coast Trail will soon be your new favorite pastime. Similar to the Pacific Crest Trail, the coast trail — with views of sea stacks and rocky headlands and...
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Travel Guides

A Paddler’s Paradise on the Tillamook Water Trail

It’s something out of a dream: 250 miles of navigable waterways on Oregon’s North Coast that meander through dense forest, green pastures, marsh-like estuaries and small towns. It’s known as the Tillamook Water Trail, a designated National Recreation Trail comprised...
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Travel Guides

Winter Whale-Watching on the Coast

Seeing one of the planet’s largest mammals – even from a distance – ranks among the most memorable and awe-inspiring experiences you can have on the Oregon Coast – or anywhere, for that matter. Early winter is a peak time...
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Featured Dining

Central Coast

Adobe Resort Restaurant and Lounge

Enjoy breakfast, Sunday brunch, lunch, dinner and early bird dinner specials. Take in the dramatic oceanfront view of crashing surf and rocky shoreline. Full service lounge.

1555 Hwy 101 N
Yachats, OR

541-547-3141
Email us (adobeinfo[at]adoberesort[dot]com)

North Coast

Adrift Angling

PO Box 1051
Pacific City, OR

(503) 929-6847
Email us (adriftangling[at]gmail[dot]com)

Central Coast

Aero Legends

Photo Credit: Cliff Harvey T. F. `Sam` Spayd offers a visual tour that you’ll be talking about the rest of your life. The stunning, breathtaking views along with the thrill of an open cockpit will prove to be a highlight...

Florence, OR

541-991-6139
Email us (samspayd[at]oregonfast[dot]net)

Central Coast

Agate Beach RV Park

6138 N. Coast Hwy.
Newport, OR

541-265-7670

South Coast

Allegany

Allegany is a great little town. It’s got that off-the-beaten track, locals-only, undiscovered territory kind of charm. We currently don’t have any stories or activities for this little gem, so we’re counting on you to go exploring and report back.

OR

Central Coast

Allied Marine Inc

21817 Siletz Hwy
Siletz, OR

(541) 270-6676
Email us (rspelbrink[at]yahoo[dot]com)

Central Coast

Alsea Bay Historic Interpretive Center

The Historic Alsea Bay Bridge Interpretive Center in Waldport was constructed by the Oregon Department of Transportation as part of the bridge replacement project. It’s operated by the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department with help from the Waldport Chamber of...

Waldport, OR

541-563-2133

Central Coast

Alsea River RV Park & Marina

Alsea River RV Park is nestled on the Alsea River just 4 miles from scenic Hwy 101 from Waldport Oregon. You can enjoy fishing, crabbing, and boating. Or, if you’d rather, simply watch wildlife or read book. Stay a night,...

3911 Alsea Hwy.
Waldport, OR

541-563-3401
Email us (alseariverrvpark[at]yahoo[dot]com)

Always Catchin’ Fishing Charters, LLC

Professional guided fishing trips on the Columbia and Willamette Rivers for walleye, salmon, steelhead and sturgeon.

PO Box 33
OR

(541) 490-6467
Email us (Jess[dot]zerfing[at]alwayscatchin[dot]com)

Central Coast

America’s Best Inn & Suites

1014 N.E. Hwy. 101
Lincoln City, OR

541-994-9017
Email us (book[at]bestinnlc[dot]com)

Central Coast

America’s Best Value Inn & Suites

Great prices, great rooms and great staff make this motel located on the Coast Highway in Newport a great place to stay. Enjoy free Wi-fi and a continental breakfast.

710 N Coast Hwy Newport, OR 97365
Newport, OR

(541) 265-6631

Central Coast

Angelic Vacation Rentals

436 Marine Drive
Yachats, OR

541-221-4534

Featured Lodging

Central Coast

Adobe Resort Restaurant and Lounge

Enjoy breakfast, Sunday brunch, lunch, dinner and early bird dinner specials. Take in the dramatic oceanfront view of crashing surf and rocky shoreline. Full service lounge.

1555 Hwy 101 N
Yachats, OR

541-547-3141
Email us (adobeinfo[at]adoberesort[dot]com)

North Coast

Adrift Angling

PO Box 1051
Pacific City, OR

(503) 929-6847
Email us (adriftangling[at]gmail[dot]com)

Central Coast

Aero Legends

Photo Credit: Cliff Harvey T. F. `Sam` Spayd offers a visual tour that you’ll be talking about the rest of your life. The stunning, breathtaking views along with the thrill of an open cockpit will prove to be a highlight...

Florence, OR

541-991-6139
Email us (samspayd[at]oregonfast[dot]net)

Central Coast

Agate Beach RV Park

6138 N. Coast Hwy.
Newport, OR

541-265-7670

South Coast

Allegany

Allegany is a great little town. It’s got that off-the-beaten track, locals-only, undiscovered territory kind of charm. We currently don’t have any stories or activities for this little gem, so we’re counting on you to go exploring and report back.

OR

Central Coast

Allied Marine Inc

21817 Siletz Hwy
Siletz, OR

(541) 270-6676
Email us (rspelbrink[at]yahoo[dot]com)

Central Coast

Alsea Bay Historic Interpretive Center

The Historic Alsea Bay Bridge Interpretive Center in Waldport was constructed by the Oregon Department of Transportation as part of the bridge replacement project. It’s operated by the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department with help from the Waldport Chamber of...

Waldport, OR

541-563-2133

Central Coast

Alsea River RV Park & Marina

Alsea River RV Park is nestled on the Alsea River just 4 miles from scenic Hwy 101 from Waldport Oregon. You can enjoy fishing, crabbing, and boating. Or, if you’d rather, simply watch wildlife or read book. Stay a night,...

3911 Alsea Hwy.
Waldport, OR

541-563-3401
Email us (alseariverrvpark[at]yahoo[dot]com)

Always Catchin’ Fishing Charters, LLC

Professional guided fishing trips on the Columbia and Willamette Rivers for walleye, salmon, steelhead and sturgeon.

PO Box 33
OR

(541) 490-6467
Email us (Jess[dot]zerfing[at]alwayscatchin[dot]com)

Central Coast

America’s Best Inn & Suites

1014 N.E. Hwy. 101
Lincoln City, OR

541-994-9017
Email us (book[at]bestinnlc[dot]com)

Central Coast

America’s Best Value Inn & Suites

Great prices, great rooms and great staff make this motel located on the Coast Highway in Newport a great place to stay. Enjoy free Wi-fi and a continental breakfast.

710 N Coast Hwy Newport, OR 97365
Newport, OR

(541) 265-6631

Central Coast

Angelic Vacation Rentals

436 Marine Drive
Yachats, OR

541-221-4534

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