Where the Forest Meets the Sea

Waldport is a forested coastal town that spans the beautiful Alsea Bay. Sandy, unspoiled beaches, wooded hiking trails, and a diversity of wildlife make this spot a surprisingly varied, but often passed-over, destination.

Here, a distinctive concrete arch bridge spans Alsea Bay where it meets the ocean. Beneath the bridge, the pristine waters are home to thousands of Dungeness crab, clams, salmon, and steelhead, and a free crabbing dock is open to the public on the Alsea River. Because of the proximity to both water and forest, there are over 400 species of birds to be seen in the area, depending on the season. Herons peruse for minnows in the water near the shoreline while bald eagles soar overhead. Take a cue from them and fish for salmon yourself, or grab a paddle and kayak up the scenic (but powerful) Alsea River or one of its tributaries.

Featured Activities

Central Coast

Waldport Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center

With the local motto, “where the forest meets the sea,” you’ll enjoy miles of sandy ocean beaches, forest roads, hiking trails, wilderness areas and an ever-changing picturesque bay. Waldport is the ideal choice for beach lovers, families looking for a...

320 NW Hwy 101
Waldport, OR

541-563-2133

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

Driftwood Beach State Recreation Site

Driftwood Beach State Wayside provides access to the ocean and picnic facilities scattered among the shore pine. The area offers a wide, flat, sandy beach. A great place for beachcombing and enjoying beautiful sunsets.

Waldport, OR

541-867-7451

Central Coast

Governor Patterson Memorial State Recreation Site

Governor Patterson State Park is a beachcomber's delight … miles of flat, sandy beach and just a short hike from the mouth of Alsea Bay where you can windsurf, crab, or just watch the seals. Excellent whale and storm watching....

Waldport, OR

541-867-7451

Central Coast

Green Bike Co-op

The Green Bike Co-op is a community bike program that provides bikes for anyone in the town of Waldport who needs two-wheeled transportation. It’s located on Highway 101, across from the C&K Market.Visitors are welcome to use work stands, tools...

115 SW Highway 101
Waldport, OR

Central Coast

W. B. Nelson State Recreation Site

W.B. Nelson provides a small freshwater lake and fishing dock. Bass and stocked pan-sized trout are the most common fish. The area is known for abundant waterfowl. Adjacent to the Alsea River, there's a scenic wetland area.

Waldport, OR

541-867-7451

Central Coast

Crestview Golf Club

Located on the spectacular Oregon coast at Waldport, Crestview Hills Golf Course is a beautiful, scenic 9-hole course with a friendly, family atmosphere. Our course, with its challenging lay-out, is easy to walk, is playable year-round and is open from...

Waldport, OR

541-563-3020

Central Coast

Captain Clameron’s Excursions

Join Captain Clameron’s Excursions for high quality educational programs, demonstrations, intimate guided tours, and informative and entertaining talks on various recreational opportunities on the Central Oregon Coast. Popular excursions include clamming & mussel, crabbing or fishing excursions, bridge walking tours,...

Waldport, OR

(541) 654-1633
Email us (captainclameron[at]gmail[dot]com)

Central Coast

Seal Rock State Recreation Site

Seal Rock State Wayside has large off-shore rock formations which are the habitat of seals, sea lions, sea birds and other marine life. The wayside includes interesting tidepools as well as excellent ocean views and a sandy beach. Developed for...

Waldport, OR

541-867-7451

More Info

Waldport Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center

Physical: 320 NW Hwy 101
Waldport, OR
Mail: PO Box 669
Waldport, OR

541-563-2133

Travel Guides

Fall Wellness Weekend at the Coast

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...
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Travel Guides

Guide to Paddling on the Coast

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...
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Travel Guides

Must-Do Summer Events

You’ve got surf, sun and 363 miles of public coastline — what more could you need for a quick summer trip to the Oregon Coast? How about a festival? Whether it’s kite-flying or chainsaw carving, dory boating or beer tasting,...
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Travel Guides

Pack Your Oregon Coast Picnic

Oregonians love to eat local, especially when it comes to the bounty of fresh-baked breads, artisan meats and cheeses, sweets and handcrafted beverages on the Coast. But often it’s way more fun to curate and pack your own homegrown picnic...
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Travel Guides

Weekend in Waldport

If you’ve ever traveled along Highway 101 between Newport and Florence, you may recall feeling the grandeur of the Alsea Bay Bridge and its soaring arch over the sparkling bay. It’s actually the fanciest part of Waldport — an under-the-radar...
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Travel Guides

4 Quiet Coastal Towns for Your Next Long Weekend

So you’ve got a long weekend to explore the Coast, but want to stay off the beaten path? Plan a road trip to Oregon’s low-key Central Coast, where the area’s pristine beaches, trails, waterways and quaint downtowns make for a...
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Featured Dining

Central Coast

Azul

Azul serves authentic Mexican fare near the boat docks at Alsea Bay.

1165 N Mill
Waldport, OR

5415633773

Central Coast

Rumi Lounge

Rumi Restaurant & Lounge offers seasonal menus that blend local & fresh organic food, prepared in a healthy, balanced way w/ European & Mediterranean Flair, wrapped in  Northwest Cuisine to perfectly complement unique & exciting flavors.

902 NW Bayshore Drive
Waldport, OR

541-563-7700

Central Coast

Waves Restaurant

Located in the Alsi Resort on 20 acres along Alsea Bay, Waves Restaurant features local beef and seafood, with popular dishes like fresh steamer clams and savory smoked salmon alfredo.

Alsi Resort
Waldport, OR

(541) 563-7700

Central Coast

Pacific Sourdough

Pacific Sourdough is located off the beaten path in Old Town Waldport, hard to find but worth seeking out. Pacific Sourdough makes delicious handmade specialty breads and pastries. The bakery is like a traditional French bakery where you take your...

740 NE Mill St.
Waldport, OR

(541)563-3044
Email us (Katie[at]PacificSourdough[dot]com)

Central Coast

Hilltop Cafe-Bistro

Hilltop Cafe-Bistro is an eatery featuring a variety of tasty selections using fresh, quality ingredients and a good selection of beer and wine all in an attractive space featuring local art and products. 

828 SW Pacific Coast Hwy
Waldport, OR

541.563.2750

Featured Lodging

Central Coast

Edgewater Cottages

Family owned and operated since 1962, Edgewater Cottages is located on “Big Stump Beach” on the Central Oregon Coast between Yachats and Waldport. Being a small family owned and operated establishment, they appreciate your call during their business hours. To...

4074 S.W. Pacific Coast Hwy.
Waldport, OR

541.563.2240
Email us (info[at]edgewatercottages[dot]com)

Central Coast

Terry A While Motel

7160 S.W. Pacific Coast Hwy.
Waldport, OR

541-563-3377

Central Coast

McKinley’s Marina & RV Park

Located less than two miles from spectacular Oregon beaches, McKinley’s Marina & RV Park is a terrific home base for exploring the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Whether you’re an RVer or a tent camper, or you enjoy boating, crabbing, fishing or...

850 Hwy. 34
Waldport, OR

541-563-4656
Email us (mckinleysmarina[at]hotmail[dot]com)

Central Coast

Vacasa Vacation Rentals – Waldport

When you book with Vacasa, you’re getting more than a vacation rental. You’re getting professional service you can count on. We’re here for you throughout your entire vacation—from providing 3D tours of every Vacasa property to local staff caring for...

135 Hwy. 101
Waldport, OR

541-563-3316
Email us (info[at]vacasa[dot]com)

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)

Central Coast

Beachside State Rec Site

A few miles south of Waldport and north of Yachats on the central coast, this small, exquisite destination campground is right alongside miles of broad, sandy beach that makes the park perfect for kite flying and whale watching. Every campsite...

5960 S.W. Pacific Coast Hwy.
Waldport, OR

800-551-6949

Central Coast

Sea Breeze Suites

Travelers searching for lodging at a beautiful ocean beach find all the comforts of home at Sea Breeze Suites. Guests enjoy seven miles of smooth, sandy beach and all the attractions the Central Oregon Coast offers.

1329 Corona Court
Waldport, OR

541-563-7483
Email us (info[at]seabreezesuites[dot]com)

Central Coast

Canal Creek Campground

Canal Creek is a group campground where campers can truly get away from the hustle and bustle of the city and immerse themselves in nature. The facility is comprised of two group campsites, each providing a tranquil, scenic setting. Natural...

Waldport, OR

541-547-3679

Central Coast

Chinook RV Park

3299 E. Alsea Hwy.
Waldport, OR

541-563-3485
Email us (camp[at]chinookrvpark[dot]com)

Central Coast

The Waldport Inn

The Waldport Inn’s convenient location makes it an ideal choice for beach lovers, families looking for a fun Oregon coast vacation and adventurers alike. Newly remodeled, spacious family suites, both king and queen-beds are perfect to accommodate families or couples...

190 S.W. Hwy. 101
Waldport, OR

541-563-5750

Central Coast

Happy Landing R.V. Park & Marina

37 E. Risley Creek Road
Waldport, OR

541-528-3300

Central Coast

King Silver RV Park & Marina

Enjoy spacious sites nestled in the trees or in sunny fields near the river. All sites have full hook-ups including water, electric, cable, and sewer. Also available onsite is propane , a rec room, a full bathhouse, laundry facilities.

3703 Alsea Hwy.
Waldport, OR

541-563-3502
Email us (kingsilver[at]cria[dot]com)

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