Oregon's Coastal Playground

Florence is a hub for adventure-seekers. Located right in the center of the Oregon Coast, it’s a short trip to big sand dune expeditions, miles of beach for kiteboarding and surfing, and ancient forests for biking.

Visitors and residents alike often head out into the wild to ride dune buggies and ATVs, or sand-boards, on the nearby dunes. But the dunes are just the beginning, with the Siuslaw River flowing right through the middle of town and a dozen pristine lakes within a dozen miles. Florence itself has a vibrant Old Town district with lodging, a marina, quaint shops, fascinating galleries, and incredible food and drink. Voyage into the great unknown, and then wind down the day with a local craft beer and some fresh seafood.

Featured Spots

Central Coast

Sea Lion Caves

America’s largest sea cave, Sea Lion Caves is a privately owned wildlife preserve and bird sanctuary that is the year-round home of the Steller sea lion. Sea Lion Caves is not a zoo, so the protected marine animals come and...

91560 Hwy 101
Florence, OR

(541)547-3111
Email us (info[at]sealioncaves[dot]com)

Central Coast

Florence Events Center

A full-service convention and performing arts facility on the central Oregon coast capable of hosting groups up to 500. There is a 457-seat proscenium theater for general sessions and fine art performances such as concerts, plays, ballet and opera.

715 Quince St
Florence, OR

(541) 997-1994
Email us (lis[at]eventcenter[dot]org)

Central Coast

Heceta Head Lighthouse

There are few more dramatic vistas along the Oregon Coast than Heceta Head, a 200-foot bluff that juts out into the sea and is crowned with a 56-foot-tall lighthouse that has steered ships from danger since 1894.  The view is...

Summer Street
Florence, OR

(541)547-3416

Central Coast

Manna

MANNA is a working studio and retail shop, established by husband and wife duo, Zak & Whitney Shelhamer.  Whitney is an established fine jewelry designer and licensed apothecary artist. In 2016 they felt a call on their hearts to leave...

1297 Bay St.
Florence, OR

Central Coast

South Jetty Beach

South Jetty area provides day use access to the beach and dunes, with separate areas for off-highway vehicle (OHV) use and non-motorized use. Walkers and hikers can enjoy miles of open beach and explore dune formations above the Siltcoos River.

Sand Dunes Rd
Florence, OR

Central Coast

Darlingtonia State Natural Site

Darlingtonia State Natural Site is the only Oregon state park property dedicated to the protection of a single plant species. Concurrently, the plants it protects are the only carnivorous flora in the system. This 18-acre botanical park provides parking and...

Florence, OR

541-997-3851

Central Coast

Muriel O. Ponsler Memorial State Scenic Viewpoint

Picnicking with whale watching, beachcombing and a view of the beach. There are approximately five miles of sandy beach with China Creek to the south of the park. J.C Ponsler donated the land in 1938 in memory of his wife,...

Florence, OR

541-547-3416

Central Coast

Florence Area Chamber of Commerce

Florence Area Chamber of Commerce is right on Highway 101 in Florence on the Oregon Coast. Services include a staffed visitors information center, driving guides, maps, lodging, restaurant and attraction brochures, and other travel-related information provided by friendly, knowledgeable greeters.

290 Hwy. 101
Florence, OR

541-997-3128

Central Coast

Torex ATV Rentals

83690 Hwy 101
Florence, OR

(541)997-5363
Email us (info[at]torexatvrentals[dot]com)

Central Coast

C&M Stables

Conveniently located southwest of Portland and just north of Florence, Oregon, C&M Stables offers a variety of horseback riding experiences for beginning, intermediate and advanced riders. Choose a horseback riding adventure that fits your style!

90241 Highway 101
Florence, OR

(541) 997-7540
Email us (office[at]candmstables[dot]com)

Central Coast

Sand Master Park

What can you do on the Oregon coast? Enjoy the world’s first sandboard park. Located in the city of Florence in beautiful Lane County. 40 acres of privately owned sculpted sand dunes with a variety of beginner to advanced slopes...

Florence, OR

541.997.6006

Central Coast

Carl G. Washburne Memorial State Park

Washburne is located on the east side of Highway 101 with a buffer of native plants and trees between you and the highway. The campsites are spacious and are available on a first come first served basis except for the...

Florence, OR

(541)547-3416

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Florence Chamber of Commerce

Physical: 290 Hwy 101
Florence, OR
Mail:
Florence, OR

541-997-3128

Florence Visitor Information – Eugene, Cascades & Coast

Travel Guides

Where to Find Fresh Produce and Fish on the Oregon Coast

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...
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Travel Guides

Outstanding Places to Stay on the Coast

When leisure travel is allowed again, Oregon’s coastal communities are ready to welcome you back to their spectacular oceanfront resorts, charming beachside cottages and family-friendly spaces for all budgets. Visitors can have peace of mind, too, knowing that all have...
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Travel Guides

How to Support Oregon Coast Businesses From Home

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...
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Travel Guides

Starring the Oregon Coast

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...
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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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Featured Dining

Central Coast

The Food Court at Three Rivers Casino

The Food Court at Three Rivers Casino features a wide variety of quick food options. The 101 Burger Bar offers delicious hamburgers and crispy chicken sandwiches. Enjoy pizza, calzones, lasagna, spaghetti and raviolis at Mamma Mia!: A Taste of Italy...

5647 Hwy 126
Florence, OR

541.997.7529

Central Coast

Krab Kettle

Specializing in fresh seafood catches from local fishermen. We can arrange for shipping our fresh seafood products at prices that are consistent with our retail store pricing. The only “extra” would be the cost of shipping. 10am to 6pm –...

280 Hwy 101
Florence, OR

541-997-8996

Central Coast

Bay Street Grille

The Bay Street Grille in Historic Old Town Florence is an ideal location for family dining and the perfect place to watch Oregon Duck games after a day of exploring the Oregon Coast. Serving burgers, steaks, fresh seafood and a...

1341 Bay Street
Florence, OR

541.902.9033

Central Coast

Mo’s in Old Town Florence

Located in Old Town Florence, Mo’s Restaurant sits over the beautiful Siuslaw River. Come in and enjoy a wonderful plate of Cod Fish and Chips or bowl of chowder while watching the fishing boats pass and the sea lions play.

1436 Bay Street
Florence, OR

541-997-2185

Central Coast

Milk & Cookies

Milk & Cookies at Found Vintage is located on Bay Street in Historic Old Town Florence. Milk & Cookies offers delicious homemade cookies, served up with a cold glass of milk. Also, try the mouth-watering Screamers: custom ice cream sandwiches...

1300 Bay St
Florence, OR

(541)999-8240

Central Coast

Surfside Restaurant & Lounge

Ocean view dining on the Oregon Coast doesn’t get better than this! Each table in this sleek oceanfront restaurant enjoys vivid views through many, large-paned windows. Dinner highlights local seafood favorites from clam chowder and fish ‘n’ chips to plank-grilled...

88416 1st Ave
Florence, OR

541.997.8263
Email us (reservations[at]driftwoodshores[dot]com)

Central Coast

Jerry’s Place Bar & Grill featuring What’cha Brewing

Jerry’s Place Bar & Grill offers great food and atmosphere and is very loved by locals and visitors. Pool tables, lottery machines and televisions are available for sporting events, including PAC12 Network. The menu includes their famous burgers, Jerry’s Favorites...

88274 Rhododendron Dr.
Florence, OR

(541)997-3815

Central Coast

Mari’s Kitchen

Mari’s Kitchen is located on Bay Street in Historic Old Town Florence. Their mix of European and American cuisine is sure to delight. All menu items are made from scratch. Enjoy dishes like chicken or pork schnitzel, dolmas, musaca, crab...

1277 Bay St
Florence, OR

541.305.2041

Central Coast

Nosh Eatery

Nosh Eatery is located on Bay Street in Historic Old Town Florence. Their menu offers locally sourced dishes, small plates, wine, beer and a full bar. All menu items are made from scratch from their talented chef. Friendly for vegetarian,...

1269 Bay St
Florence, OR

(541)997-5899

Central Coast

Blue Heron Inn Bed & Breakfast

The Blue Heron Inn is a 1940’s country home with georgous river views of the Siuslaw River, 5 minutes from Old Town Florence. The Inn has been upgraded and modernized. All rooms have seating, desks and private baths. This is...

6563 Hwy. 126
Florence, OR

541.997.4091

Central Coast

BONFIRE

Located at the Three Rivers Casino Resort, BONFIRE provides a fine-dining experience for Florence residents and visitors alike. Diners will enjoy a selection of specialty appetizers including coconut shrimp, pan seared scallops and Dungeness crab cakes. A signature Wedge salad...

5647 Hwy 126
Florence, OR

541.902.6619

Central Coast

Bridgewater Ocean Fresh Fish House

Bridgewater Ocean Fresh Fish House is located in the heart of Old Town. It serves the freshest seafood, beef and chicken, salads, pizzas, pastas & vegetarian dishes along with a huge wine list and selection of draft beers.

1297 Bay St
Florence, OR

Featured Lodging

Central Coast

Driftwood Shores Resort & Conference Center

In the heart of the Oregon coast… Spectacular ocean views from every room… Ten miles of un-interrupted beach for strolling… Golfing, horseback riding, fishing, and the Oregon dunes nearby… And when you’ve come in from the beach, enjoy the view...

88416 1st Ave.
Florence, OR

541.997.8263
Email us (reservations[at]driftwoodshores[dot]com)

Central Coast

Rock Creek Campground – Siuslaw

Rock Creek Campground is nestled in a grove of large spruce and Douglas fir trees, near a beach on the Oregon Coast. Visitors enjoy relaxing on the beach, admiring colorful sunsets and hiking many trails in the area.  Natural Features:...

93825 Hwy 101 N
Florence, OR

541-547-3679

Central Coast

Florence 101 Hostel

The Florence 101 Hostel is located right off Highway 101 along the Oregon Coast. This hostel offers private and dorm style sleeping arrangements, and is located in close proximity to Historic Old Town Florence. 

1495 8th st
Florence, OR

(541)902-1391
Email us (reservations[at]florence101hostel[dot]com)

Central Coast

Ocean Breeze Motel

Just outside of Old Town Florence, the Ocean Breeze Motel is in the heart of Oregon Coast’s outdoor recreation area. Whether you’re planning on a day at Honeyman State Park, ATV riding on the Oregon Dunes, or shopping and strolling...

85165 Hwy. 101
Florence, OR

541-997-2642
Email us (oceanbreeze[at]oregonfast[dot]net)

Central Coast

Lakeshore RV Park

Lakeshore RV Park is located just four miles south of Florence Oregon (at mile marker 195) on Woahink Lake. Lakeshore RV Park features pull through sites, full hook-ups, a laundry facility, remodeled restrooms, a recreation hall, showers, and private boat...

83763 Hwy. 101
Florence, OR

541-997-2741

Central Coast

Siltcoos Lake Resort

A large upscale yurt with kitchen and pellet stove right on the Siltcoos River, a destination kayaking river. From the dock you can kayak 3 miles to the Pacific Ocean and back, through a temperate rainforest, the sand dunes and...

82855 Fir St.
Florence, OR

541.999.6941

Central Coast

Lagoon Campground

Lagoon Campground. perched beside a lagoon with access to the popular mile-long Lagoon Trail, is about 7 miles south of Florence. Most sites are surrounded by beautiful coastal shrubbery. Fishing and hiking are popular, and a beach on Oregons Pacific...

Florence, OR

541-271-6000

Central Coast

Quality Inn, Florence

Discover the Quality Inn Florence, a fun, comfortable and quiet hotel along the Oregon coast. Ideally located in the coastal community of Florence, Oregon, the Quality Inn Florence offers guests numerous amenities and affordable accommodations that make this hotel your...

2475 Hwy. 101
Florence, OR

541.997.7797
Email us (gm[dot]or194[at]choicehotels[dot]com)

Central Coast

Economy Inn Florence

Economy Inn Florence offers guests a unique blend of comfort and quality accommodations. The motel offers 29 units. The comfortable rooms have contemporary furnishings. Each room has a microwave, refrigerator, work table and chairs, color flat screen TV with remote,...

3829 Hwy. 101
Florence, OR

541.997.7115

Central Coast

Port of Siuslaw Campground Park & Marina

The park has 124 sites, 28 waterfront full hook-ups, 70 full hook-ups (with 15 pull-through sites) and 23 water and electric. Most sites include basic cable TV connections. Moorage facilities are also available. Check with the campground office on reserving...

100 Harbor St.
Florence, OR

541.997-3040
Email us (campground[at]portofsiuslaw[dot]com)

Central Coast

Landmark Inn

The Landmark Inn is nestled on a hilltop overlooking the Siuslaw River and the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. Most of our rooms are suites and studios, some with kitchenettes or a full kitchen with a dining area. Relax in...

1551 4th St.
Florence, OR

541.997.9030

Central Coast

Carl G. Washburne Memorial State Park (RV Park)

Washburne is located on the east side of Highway 101 with a buffer of native plants and trees between you and the highway. The campsites are spacious and are available on a first come first served basis except for the...

93111 Hwy. 101 N.
Florence, OR

800-551-6949

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