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.

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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

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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)

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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)

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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
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Central Coast

The Mustard Seed

The Mustard Seed offers arts & crafts and cooking classes and workshops.

509 Kingwood Street
Florence, OR

541-991-3888
Email us (deb[at]themustardseed1720[dot]com)

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Central Coast

Sand Dunes Frontier

A unique opportunity to experience the Oregon Dunes. Located four miles (6.4 km) south of Florence with direct access to the dunes. Offering guided tours, group tours, ATV rentals, gift shop, snack bar, ATV camping and miniature golf.

83960 US-101
Florence, OR

541-997-3544
Email us (rosebowl1[at]aol[dot]com)

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The Laughing Crab Gallery & Tasting Room

The Laughing Crab Gallery & Tasting Room features over 50 Oregon artists, Oregon and Pacific Northwest wines, beers, ciders and charcuterie plates.

1341 Bay Street
Florence, OR

541-521-9430
Email us (kimamclaughlin[at]msn[dot]com)

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Central Coast

Bicycles 101

Bikes of all types. Guitars and accessories, strings stands tuners etc…

1537 8th Street
Florence, OR

541-997-5717
Email us (bicycles101[at]inbox[dot]com)

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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
Email us (info[at]florencechamber[dot]com)

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Central Coast

Stillwagon Distillery Tasting Room – Florence

Enjoy a tasting experience at Stillwagon Tasting Room located in Old Town Florence. The distillery is located in Charleston, Oregon where the production of Stillwagon Distillery’s craft spirits is very hands on. None of the process is automated – Mashing...

1341 Bay Street
Florence, OR

(253)732-8458
Email us (stillwagondistillery[at]yahoo[dot]com)

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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 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...

1201 35th Street
Florence, OR

541-997-1940
Email us (nikr[at]florencegolflinks[dot]com)

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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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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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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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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

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Edwin K Bed & Breakfast

The Edwin K Bed & Breakfast is a boutique bed & breakfast located on the Central Oregon Coast in Old Town Florence, Oregon. The Edwin K is within walking distance of more than 15 restaurants, boutique shops and art galleries...

1155 Bay Street
Florence, OR

541-450-2946
Email us (reservations[at]edwink[dot]com)

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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

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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 Street
Florence, OR

541-997-9646
Email us (icmrestaurant[at]yahoo[dot]com)

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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 Street
Florence, OR

541-997-5899
Email us (kadylynne[at]gmail[dot]com)

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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. Located 2 blocks north...

280 Hwy 101
Florence, OR

541-997-8996
Email us (krabkettle[at]hotmail[dot]com)

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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

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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

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1285 Restobar

Enjoy handmade pizza made with a variety of fresh, locally-grown, organic ingredients at 1285 Restobar. You’ll find vegetarian and non-vegetarian selections as well as some gluten-free dishes to delight your taste buds in the way only good Southern Italian cooking...

1285 Bay St
Florence, OR

541-902-8338

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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
Email us (jchilders2004[at]msn[dot]com)

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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

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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
Email us (nikr[at]florencegolflinks[dot]com)

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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

Featured Lodging

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Beachcombers NW

Discover your perfect Oregon Coast getaway at Beachcombers NW. Book direct and skip third-party service fees! Get the lowest rates and connect to our local experts for the best vacation rental experience. Choose from over 600 Oregon Coast vacation rentals,...

Rockaway Beach
Rockaway Beach, OR

503-622-1282
Email us (info[at]beachcombersnw[dot]com)

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Driftwood Shores Resort & Conference Center

Located in the heart of the Oregon coast, guests have spectacular ocean views from every room at Driftwood Shores Resort & Conference Center. Enjoy ten miles of un-interrupted beach for strolling, olfing, horseback riding, fishing, and the Oregon dunes nearby....

88416 1st Avenue
Florence, OR

541-997-8263
Email us (reservations[at]driftwoodshores[dot]com)

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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)

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South Jetty Sand Camping

South Jetty, located less than a mile south of Florence, is an ideal camping area for off-road vehicle enthusiasts. Visitors can camp, ride dunes through all hours of daylight and take in memorable views of the Pacific Ocean from atop...

855 HIGHWAY 101
Florence, OR

541-271-6000

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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 (oldtowninn[at]harborside[dot]com)

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River House Inn

Beautiful riverfront rooms with private balconies – including two suites with private spas. You’re just steps away from unique shops and the restaurants of Old Town Florence. The River House Inn is near ocean beaches, golfing and the Oregon Dunes....

1202 Bay Street
Florence, OR

541-997-3933
Email us (riverhouse[at]harborside[dot]com)

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Driftwood Campground

Driftwood is a designated off-road vehicle riding campground that offers direct sand access to the thrilling Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. Heralded as the largest expanse of coastal sand dunes in North America, the recreation area attracts riders looking for...

Florence, OR

541-271-6000

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Edwin K Bed & Breakfast

The Edwin K Bed & Breakfast is a boutique bed & breakfast located on the Central Oregon Coast in Old Town Florence, Oregon. The Edwin K is within walking distance of more than 15 restaurants, boutique shops and art galleries...

1155 Bay Street
Florence, OR

541-450-2946
Email us (reservations[at]edwink[dot]com)

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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
Email us (lakeshorerv195[at]yahoo[dot]com)

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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

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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

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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

Events in Florence

May 1, 2022 - May 31, 2022

Jo Beaudreau Exhibit – May 2022

290 US-101
Florence, OR
May 31, 2022

Florence Farmers’ Market

1193 Bay Street
Florence, OR
June 7, 2022

Florence Farmers’ Market

1193 Bay Street
Florence, OR
June 14, 2022

Florence Farmers’ Market

1193 Bay Street
Florence, OR
June 21, 2022

Florence Farmers’ Market

1193 Bay Street
Florence, OR
June 28, 2022

Florence Farmers’ Market

1193 Bay Street
Florence, OR
July 5, 2022

Florence Farmers’ Market

1193 Bay Street
Florence, OR
July 12, 2022

Florence Farmers’ Market

1193 Bay Street
Florence, OR

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