Oregon Coast

From Eugene, drive west to Florence, a coastal playground offering rolling dunes perfect for dune buggy tours; wide-open beaches and horseback rides at sunset; delicious seafood and unique shopping in Old Town; colorful murals and public art; and historic landmarks from bridges to lighthouses. 

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Explore the Coast

The Oregon Coast reveals a dramatic, ever-changing world. Like magic, mists shroud craggy bluffs one day and crisp sunshine illuminates gleaming sand beaches the next. Outdoor beach romps invigorate both the body and the soul. Taste the briny salt air, feel the tingling sea spray, see the swirling skyscapes and hear the high pitched seagull cries above the pounding surf.

Winter Ocean Oregon Coast by Taylor Higgins

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. 

Oregon Coast Starfish by David Putzier

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 Heceta Head Lighthouse and Oregon's distinctive coastline.

Visit Historic Old Town Florence where the Siuslaw River meets the Pacific Ocean. Here salt-water taffy, antique shopping, and outstanding waterfront dining round out the classic seaside adventure.

O's Eco Adventures Crabbing by David Oehler

Get an Oregon shellfish or fishing license and go clamming, crabbing or fishing! In Dunes City, many a record-setting trophy fish has been caught at Siltcoos Lake. Paddle the Siltcoos Canoe Trail before sunset, then stargaze from the top of the dunes.

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Things to Do

Enjoying the Beach View
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