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.

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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

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Crestview Golf Club

Crestview Golf Club is a beautiful 9-hole course just up the street from the beach. The course features big modern greens with multiple tiers and lots of movement. The signature golf hole is #4, a par three that shoots over...

Waldport, OR

541-563-3020

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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

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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

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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

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Coastal River Adventures

Based out of Walport Oregon, Coastal River Adventures offers guided fishing experiences and recreational floats.

Waldport, OR

541-272-4075
Email us (orcoastalriveradventures[at]gmail[dot]com)

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Waldport Chamber of Commerce – Welcome Center & Gift Shop

With the local motto, “where the forest meets the sea,” Waldport is your destination for miles of sandy beaches, crabbing & clamming, fishing, hiking, golf, disc golf, dining, shopping, art galleries, great food – and much more. Visit the Alsea...

585 NW Hemlock Street
Waldport, OR

541-563-2133
Email us (Director[at]waldportchamber[dot]org)

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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...

320 NE Grant St
Waldport, OR
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Historic Alsea Bay Bridge Interpretive Center & Waldport Museum

The Historic Alsea Bay Bridge Interpretive Center in Waldport was constructed by the Oregon Department of Transportation as part of the bridge replacement project and is also the home of The Waldport Heritage Museum (opened in July 2021). Experience the...

320 NE Grant Street
Waldport, OR

541-563-7092
Email us (waldportmuseum[at]peak[dot]org)

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Waldport Chamber of Commerce – Welcome Center & Gift Shop

Physical: 585 NW Hemlock Street
Waldport, OR
Mail:
Waldport, OR

541-563-2133
Email us (Director[at]waldportchamber[dot]org)

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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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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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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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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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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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

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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

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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)

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Grand Central Pizza

Grand Central Pizza is perfect for the entire family. Delicious pizza, of course, and a whole lot more. Try their famous mini ravioli bites, savory garlic balls, cheeseburgers, salads, soup, chicken and bento creations. Growler refills and cold beer on...

245 Southwest Highway 101
Waldport, OR

541-563-3232
Email us (grandcentralpizza[at]yahoo[dot]com)

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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.

902 NW Bayshore Drive
Waldport, OR

(541) 563-7700

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Skosh

A Skosh Amazing! James and Courtney Little have created a dining experience like no other on the Oregon Coast. Their landmark location at the south end of The Alsea Bay Bridge in Waldport delights locals and visitors with unique items...

285 NW Highway 101
Waldport, OR

541-264-0691
Email us (skoshsauce[at]gmail[dot]com)

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Azul

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

1165 N Mill
Waldport, OR

5415633773

Featured Lodging

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Oregon Beach Vacation Rentals

Oregon Beach Vacations is a 100% employee owned business offering vacation rental lodging along the Oregon coast. Operating over 150 miles of coastline, Oregon Beach Vacation Rentals has hundreds of options for visitors to choose from, from studio condos to...

4786 SE Highway 101
Lincoln City, OR

(503)528-7480
Email us (obv[at]oregonbeachvacations[dot]com)

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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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Central Coast

Meredith Lodging

Meredith Lodging offers a large variety of vacation rentals along the Central Oregon Coast.

2015 N.W. 39th St.
Lincoln City, OR

541.996.2955
Email us (office[at]meredithlodging[dot]com)

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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)

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Alsi Resort

Located on the beautiful Alsea Bay, Alsi Resort is a two minute stroll from the beach. Guest can enjoy fine dining onsite at Wave Restaurant.

902 N.W. Bayshore Drive
Waldport, OR

(541) 563-7700
Email us (reservations[at]alsiresort[dot]com)

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Bayshore Rentals

Fully furnished vacation rental homes with ocean front or ocean views.

2214 N.W. Bayshore Drive
Waldport, OR

541-563-3162
Email us (rentals[at]bayshore-rentals[dot]com)

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Central Coast

Chinook RV Park

3299 E. Alsea Hwy.
Waldport, OR

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

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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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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)

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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

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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)

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Central Coast

Happy Landing R.V. Park & Marina

37 E. Risley Creek Road
Waldport, OR

541-528-3300

Events in Waldport

June 17, 2022 - June 19, 2022

Beachcomber Days

Waldport, OR
July 3, 2022

Fireworks Over The Alsea Bay

320 Northwest Highway 101
Waldport, OR
July 3, 2022

Fireworks Over The Alsea Bay

320 Northwest Highway 101
Waldport, OR

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