Revitalize your soul on the beaches of the Pacific. Put your feet in the sand. Feel the ocean wind in your hair.

Whether it's winter weather with fog, rain and thundering waves or summer weather with brilliant blue skies and sea, warm sunlight and salty air; a trip to the coast will be memorable. 

Under Siuslaw River Bridge by Deigh Bates

Under Siuslaw River Bridge, Florence

Day One


Drive the craggy cliffs of Hwy 101 north, taking in stunning views and stopping to beach comb on the miles of empty sand beaches.

Along the way visit a rare carnivorous flower, a hundred-year-old lighthouse and a marine cave home to sea lions. 

During whale migration, watch Gray whales cavorting just off shore. Enjoy the views from Cape Perpetua and have lunch in the small oceanfront town of Yachets. 

Camp or Cabin

Along the coastline are plenty of campgrounds and cabins. Add a little rustic element to your adventures, but plan ahead as these popular lodging options fill up quickly in the summer season.

Day Two

Choose Your Own Adventures

Now that you've seen the sights, it's time to get active! Explore the dunes by buggy or learn to sandboard on the massive sand hills. Ride horses on the beach, play a round of golf or paddle a kayak through the Siltcoos Recreation Area. Whale watch by plane or cast out a fishing line at one of the many coastal lakes. 

Florence overnight

Rest your tired body in an oceanfront or riverfront hotel in or near Historic Old Town Florence. When you stay in the heart of the hub, you can walk to coffee in the morning!

Day Three

Historic Old Town Florence

Meander the charming riverfront town, visiting the local museums and shopping for mementos. Florence offers plenty of entertainment from the movie theater to the casino. Enjoy a farmers' market, the performing arts or gaming. Dine on fresh seafood at some pretty amazing little eateries.

Explore Florence

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