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Guide to the Oregon Coast in Any Weather

Published: December 27, 2022


The Oregon Coast is beautiful in all weather. Hike seaside cliff trails with far-reaching views on sunny days. Watch the light from the brightest lighthouse on the Oregon Coast penetrate banks of rolling fog. Experience the drama of a coastal storm from the comfort of a cozy restaurant.

Historic Old Town Florence offers fresh seafood, local art galleries, Siuslaw River views and some of the finest coffee on the coast. Spend the wetter hours browsing the shops and chatting with locals. Temperatures on the coast are fairly mild, meaning that you can have a great adventure no matter the weather as long as you are prepared with the proper attire. 


Cape Creek Bridge, Florence
Cape Creek Bridge, HWY 101 in the Fog by Melanie Griffin 

Is it Foggy? 

Sea Lion Caves by Melanie Griffin
Coastline view from Sea Lion Caves by Melanie Griffin 

Is it Rainy? 

Dune Buggy Ride on the Oregon Coast
Dune buggy on the Oregon Dunes by Eugene, Cascades & Coast

Is it Sunny?

Be Prepared For Changing Weather

All seasons on the Oregon Coast experience some shifting weather patterns, so dress in layers and bring a jacket. Plan ahead but then be flexible with your choices of coastal activities. There are so many great things to do on the coast in any weather.

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Author: Melanie Ryan Griffin

Melanie is a University of Oregon graduate who studied Cultural Anthropology. After finishing school, she worked as a touring photojournalist writing concert and album reviews for online publications. Melanie is now the Art Director for Travel Lane County. She has lived in Eugene for more than a decade and spends nearly every weekend searching for new favorite places in the county. She has also lived in California, New Mexico, Florida, Spain and Slovakia but loves Oregon the most.

Melanie enjoys exploring the vibrant arts and culture scene in Eugene.  She also loves painting, cooking for friends, dancing, hiking and learning new things.