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Discover the Heart of the Coast

The Central Coast is alive and wild. Tremendous gray whales swim gracefully along the shoreline. Sunbathing sea lions sound off from rocky shores and docks. Vibrant seabirds soar beneath lighthouse-topped cliffs. Our lively small towns are full of fun shops, friendly restaurants and quaint marinas. The peaceful forest is just a hike away, and treasure awaits on the beach. Welcome to the heart of the Coast.

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Stories from the People’s Coast

  1. Roadtrip Secrets from Corvallis and Eugene to the Coast

    Posted by OCVA

    Heading to the Coast from Corvallis or Eugene? There’s plenty to do along Highways 20, 34 and 126 to make the journey just as fun as the destination. Check out these inspired stops and have your camera and sense of adventure ready.   Hike the falls Eleven magical falls await visitors at Sweet Creek Falls in Mapleton, about seven miles off Highway 126, 14 miles…

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  2. Lesser-Known State Parks on the Central Coast

    Posted by OCVA

      Sit back, close your eyes and think of your happy place. Chances are, it just might involve a secluded beach, glowing sunset, the sound of birds overhead and a waterfront picnic with your favorite people. Oregon State Parks has got what you need — especially on the Central Coast, where you can find less crowded parks for beachcombing, hiking, whale watching, tide pooling and…

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  3. Fat Biking the Central Oregon Coast

    Posted by OCVA

    Just a decade ago, fat-tire bikes were a brand-new iteration of mountain biking, hardly part of anyone’s lexicon or vacation plans yet. Today, fat biking is becoming a favorite way to explore the natural beauty and geography of the Oregon Coast. With wider, grippier tires than mountain bikes, fat-tire bikes are sheer fun to ride for all skill levels on all sorts of terrain —…

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