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

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

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

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

Florence Dune Exploration

Used to be, the only option for “riding the dunes” along the Oregon Coast was loud, fast and fairly expensive – a dune buggy or other motorized off-highway vehicle (OHV). But now, thanks to fat tires and strong legs, you...

Florence, OR

Central Coast

Resto-Arts

Art from more than 20 Oregon artists, antiques, jewelry and vintage finds.

1255 Bay Street
Florence, OR

541-991-3322

Central Coast

Jessie M. Honeyman Memorial State Park

 This versatile, beautiful coastal park is situated halfway up the Oregon coast, three miles south of the city of Florence. Honeyman is the second largest Oregon state park campground, offering more than 350 campsites, hiking trails, and miles of sand...

Florence, OR

541-997-3851

Central Coast

Oregon Coast Military Museum

The Oregon Coast Military Museum was incorporated on December 31, 2008 as an Oregon Domestic Non-Profit corporation. With a stated mission of “Honoring Our Veterans by Educating Our Public”, we have completed  a military museum  which opened on July 4, 2015. Although...

2145 Kingwood Street
Florence, OR

541-902-5160
Email us (ocmmflorence[at]gmail[dot]com)

Central Coast

Florence Golf Links

Nestled amidst the wind swept sand dunes and towering pines, golf does not get any more breathtaking than Florence Golf Links. Sculpted by nature, this wonderful scene provided a delightful canvas for world-renowned golf course architect Rees Jones to create...

Florence, OR

800-917-4653

Central Coast

Three Rivers Casino

Florence is home to Oregon’s newest, friendliest and most modern gaming experience. Three Rivers Casino has all the Vegas games you love to play with wider aisles and ergonomic chairs. You’ll breathe easy in this state-of-the-art air quality Casino. Enjoy...

5647 Hwy 126
Florence, OR

(541) 997-7529

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

Central Coast

Blue Heron Gallery

The Blue Heron is an ocean themed gallery with a wide variety of locally, regionally, and nationally acclaimed fine artists.

1385 Bay Street
Florence, OR

541-997-7993

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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

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 Bills Sports Bar & Tap Room

A Florence sports bar in the Three Rivers Casino Resort. Watch the big game on enormous plasma TVs while enjoying a full menu of your favorite appetizers and beverages. Featuring a wide variety of local Oregon craft beer. Live entertainment...

5647 Hwy 126
Florence, OR

541.997.7529

Central Coast

The Grill and Lounge at Florence Golf Links

The Grill and Lounge at Florence Golf Links is open for lunch seven days a week, with a menu designed to suit the hearty appetite of our golfers and the local community. Experience the mouth watering menu items and ice...

1201 35th Street
Florence, OR

(541)997-1940

Central Coast

Beachcomber Pub

Established in 1936, the Beachcomber Pub has been a part of the Oregon coast through generations of fisherman, loggers and travelers.

1355 Bay Street
Florence, OR

541-997-6357

Central Coast

Homegrown Public House

Homegrown features locally sourced seasonal cuisine, draft micros, wine and spirits in a casual, family-friendly, public house setting.

294 Laurel Street
Florence, OR

541-997-4886

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

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

ICM Restaurant

ICM Restaurant, also known as International C-Food Market, is located in Old Town Florence, overlooking the Siuslaw River. Whether you come for the views or the all-you-can-eat Dungeness crab every day of the year, you'll be sure to leave satisfied.

1498 Bay St
Florence, OR

(541) 997-9646

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

Bodega Wine Parlour

The newest addition to Historic Old Town Florence. Pouring organic wines and imports as well as locally made wines. Tapas and small plate menu available.

180 Laurel St
Florence, OR

541.590.3833

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

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

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, cook a hearty...

88416 1st Ave.
Florence, OR

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

Central Coast

Old Town Inn

The Old Town Inn is just steps from Historic Old Town Florence and the beautiful Siuslaw River. Our lodging is widely known for being impeccably clean and has a friendly, helpful staff. Within minutes you can be fishing on the...

170 Hwy. 101
Florence, OR

541.997.7131
Email us (gm[at]hoaglandproperties[dot]com)

Central Coast

Villa West Motel

Located in the heart of Florence on the beautiful central Oregon Coast, The Villa West Motel provides a very clean facility with excellent, friendly service. All invitingly appointed rooms include microwaves, refrigerators, Wi-Fi, ceiling heat, cable TV, HBO, and telephone...

901 Hwy. 101
Florence, OR

541.997.3457
Email us (info[at]newportoregonmotels[dot]com)

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

Cape Perpetua Campground

Cape Perpetua Campground is nestled along the banks of Cape Creek, within reach of the beautiful Oregon Coast. The campground is esteemed for its incredible location between the forest and the beach, and for its easy access to impressive hiking...

2200 Hwy 101 S
Florence, OR

541-547-3679

Central Coast

Woahink Lake RV Resort

This family run RV park is located on the beautiful Oregon Coast. Walk out the back of the park and into the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. A few minutes drive from Florence and beaches. Florence has an Old Town...

83570 Hwy. 101 S.
Florence, OR

541-997-6454

Central Coast

Siltcoos Sand Camping

Siltcoos is located about seven miles south of Florence, within the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. This unique facility is an off-road enthusiasts dream. Designated routes crisscross various dunes and forests within the recreation area. Visitors also enjoy relaxing on...

855 HIGHWAY 101
Florence, OR

541-271-6000

Central Coast

Three Rivers Casino Resort

Relax and rejuvenate in one of 90 oversized deluxe rooms, offering amenities such as free WiFi, 42” flat screen TVs and sumptuous beds fit for royalty. Enjoy five exceptional restaurants from sizzling steaks and overstuffed sandwiches to chilled cocktails, fresh...

5647 Hwy. 126
Florence, OR

541-997-7529

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

Central Coast

Waxmyrtle Campground

Waxmyrtle Campground is an ideal spot for mixing the rush of rugged off-road vehicle riding with the comforts of sleeping in a standard site with paved parking, drinking water and flush toilets. Located just 7 miles south of Florence, Waxmyrtle...

Florence, OR

541-271-6000

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
Email us (economyinn2016[at]gmail[dot]com)

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