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Guide to the Oregon Coast in Any Weather

Published: February 15, 2021


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

Is it Foggy? 

Sea Lion Caves by Melanie Griffin

Is it Rainy? 

  • Storm watch from the Surfside Restaurant with its floor-to-ceiling windows
  • Hit the indoor pool or hot tub back at your hotel
  • Catch a movie at City Lights Cinema
  • Check out the performing arts or events at Florence Events Center
  • Get cozy with a good book and a glass of wine or mug of cocoa
  • Visit the famous Sea Lion Caves
  • Shop the outstanding collection of boutiques in Historic Old Town Florence
  • Play at the Three Rivers Casino
  • Order up a delicious bowl of clam chowder on Bay Street
  • Put on some winter clothes and try any of the sunny day activities 
  • Live like a royal with High Tea at Lovejoy's Tearoom

Dune Buggy Ride on the Oregon 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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Ocean View at Driftwood Shores, Florence
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Author: Melanie Ryan Griffin

Melanie is a University of Oregon graduate who studied Cultural Anthropology and Cinema. After finishing school, she worked as a touring concert photographer for many years before expanding into 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.