On the Central Coast, it’s all about the ocean. Whether it’s surfing, fishing, or winter storm watching from a warm cabin with an ocean view, the Pacific is the main event. All roads seem to lead back to the ocean.
The towns of the Central Coast are immensely memorable, with one-of-a-kind attractions that are right at home near the water. Discover fascinating museums and aquariums, locally-owned shops with unique merchandise, historic boardwalks and harbors, and landmark restaurants known for their coastal cuisine. There’s fresh fish and crab to be caught, meals to eat with friends, beaches and trails to explore, and peaceful waterways to navigate. Enjoy.
Oregon Coast Aquarium
Take a deep dive into marine science at one of the nation’s top aquariums. An icon of Newport, the Oregon Coast Aquarium is a public aquatic and marine science exhibition facility offering educational programs. Exhibits showcase seabirds, marine mammals, fishes,...2820 SE Ferry Slip Rd
Email us (info[at]aquarium[dot]org)
Lincoln City Cultural Center
At the Lincoln City Cultural Center, they believe art is necessary for living well. Whether it’s experiencing live entertainment or expressing your creativity, Lincoln City Cultural Center is a community hub of artistic expression that can enrich your life. From...540 NE Hwy 101
Lincoln City, OR
Greater Newport Chamber of Commerce
Founded in 1948, the Newport Chamber is a non-profit organization of more than 500 local businesses, organizations, and individuals. Their mission is to unite the efforts of the citizens in promoting the civic, commercial, agricultural, tourism, marine and industrial welfare...555 SW Coast Hwy.
Yaquina Pacific Railroad Historical Society
Learn about Toledo's local railroad history at the Yaquina Pacific Railroad Historical Society, which hosts a collection of railroad artifacts, locomotives and antique rail cars. You can explore the town’s rail past through these displays, including a visit inside the Southern...100 NW A Street
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
Email us (lis[at]eventcenter[dot]org)
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
MANNA is a working studio and retail shop, established by husband and wife duo, Zak & Whitney Shelhamer. Zak is a full-time filmmaker and photographer, while Whitney is an established fine jewelry designer and licensed apothecary artist. In 2016 they felt...1297 Bay St.
Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area
Jutting into the Pacific Ocean, this harsh, unforgiving environment hosts many forms of life. Harbor seals and whales are visible offshore year-round. In spring and summer, thousands of seabirds flock to the near-shore islands to breed and raise their young....750 NW Lighthouse Dr.
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
Email us (info[at]sealioncaves[dot]com)
With home goods, jewelry, clothing and metaphysical items, Tah•Lume is not your typical gift shop. The store has an emphasis on small-batch and handmade items as well as fair trade and ethically sourced imports. Customers will find the opportunity to...3229 SW Hwy 101
Lincoln City, OR
Email us (contact[at]tahlume[dot]com)
Chinook Winds Casino Resort
Ocean-view suites, restaurant and lounge, pool, sauna, spa, live entertainment, childcare and arcade.1777 NW 44th St
Lincoln City, OR
Email us (Heatherh[at]CWCResort[dot]com)