Abundant sandy beaches hug rocky cliffs, misty pine forests ring clear coastal lakes, and rolling sand dunes harbor an amazing collection of birds, plants and other wildlife.
Spectacular scenic viewpoints all along the highway invite picnicking,
storm watching, whale watching and photography. Enjoy easy beach access
for beachcombing, kite flying and a variety of ocean sports including
surfing and windsurfing. Just off the North Jetty in Florence is
Oregon's first official scuba dive park.
Thrill seekers can sign up for dune buggy rides or go sandboarding at the world's first sandboarding park. Cycle or drive the segment of Highway 101 from Dunes City to Cape Perpetua, declared an All American Road; or take to the skies for an aerial tour of Oregon's distinctive coastline.
Get an Oregon fishing license and go clamming, crabbing or fishing! In Dunes City, many a record-setting trophy fish has been caught at Siltcoos Lake. Spend an afternoon observing the diverse marine and bird habitat from a kayak, or from the links of a golf course edging the pine forest.
Visit Historic Old Town Florence where the Siuslaw River meets the Pacific Ocean. Here salt-water taffy, antique shopping, and waterfront dining are all top-notch and part of the fun.
The Oregon Coast Visitors Association and Travel Oregon offer additional Oregon Coast visitor information. For tourist travel guides and maps visit the Florence Chamber of Commerce at 290 Highway 101 in Florence, open during business hours Monday - Friday and limited noon hours on weekends.